Tony Schiemann wins The Louis Schendler Bowl

Tony won the Louis Schendler Bowl, Camellia was 2nd, Kat 3rd and Andy 4th

Louis’ daughter Bunny

Tony won the Louis Schendler Bowl, Camellia was 2nd, Kat 3rd and Andy 4th. Bowl and prizes were presented by Louis’ daughter Bunny who is a keen open water swimmer at Highgate Ladies Pond. Unfortunately due to pressing family commitments Tony was unable to stay and collect the Bowl and prize today. The Bowl however was quickly claimed by John Luckhurst for engraving. 

Louis joined the club in the 1960s  and was a midweek and weekend swimmer. A psychologist by profession the club members of that era provided him with many case studies. He was renowned for wearing a baggy white roll neck sweater and open-toed sandals. Fellow members always knew when he was in the water as his clothes were neatly placed on the bench with his glasses always sitting on top. On one occasion he and Bill Phipps left the changing room wearing  each other’s trousers. A tradition that is still common amongst some club members to this day. Louis was so committed to his patients that he continually put off heart surgery and when he finally went into hospital died on the operating table. The race to commemorate his memory was first swam in 2001.