19 Aug 2023
Blue-green algae still prevents us swimming in the lake.
The 800m race would have been the third in the four race "Emmi Hunt series" of races swum between February and October over varying distances - February 50m (55 yards), March 100m (110 yards), August 800m (880 yards) with the final 90m (100 yard) race held in late October.
12 Aug 2023
Andrew Fuller, gentleman and backstroke supremo since 1985.
No race possible, so Kevin Blick keeps hold of the club's multi-discipline title for yet another year.
Was that a deep, but sad, sigh of relief from Dani and Mike on hearing news of the cancellation of the "hardest to handicap" event of the year?
11 Aug 2023
Yesterday, we annouced that the most recent Blue Green Algae samples show that the BGA concentration in the Serpentine is "HIGH" according to WHO classification.
05 Aug 2023
After a four year absence (Covid, blue-green algae, and then royal mourning) the event was back to the delight (and suffering?) of many.
The event was introduced to the club fixture list in 1983 to develop relations between the swimming club and the recently established running club. Four decades later many of today's entrants are able to claim "dual qualification".
29 Jul 2023
Club member Bobby Baxter joined us to present cup and prizes in memory of his 1889 Christmas Day winning great grandfather, who was a key club member in the late 19th century, serving on the committee from 1890 to 1902.
Members also had the chance to congratulate our vice-Captain Alan Luckhurst on his successful solo English Channel swim the previous week.
22 Jul 2023
Poppy Lund took the honours in our historic mile. Followed by Vanessa Marshall and Chris Hatcher, who obviously talk tactics in the car as they drive in from home!
The morning was also blessed with a bunch of beautiful agapanthus from Mike (Mr Greenfingers) Harris' window box.
21 Jul 2023
Club vice Captain Alan Luckhurst today joined the ranks of the elite in a very impressive time of 13 hours and 29 minutes.
15 Jul 2023
The Dave Milne cup, and marvellous prizes, presented by Anthony and Jennie Cleaver.
The now traditional post race cake was greatfully received and feasted upon by many.
08 Jul 2023
Lucy Harris first place in the Roy Wrey race, our annual half mile tongue twister. We swam in memory of a real gentleman and true friend to many longer-term members. The race prizes were provided by Jon and Laura Tomlinson, whose friendship "blossomed" at the club in 2005 during Roy's presidency and retain a close affection for President Wrey.
01 Jul 2023
Race sponsor Leanne Ashrafian was sadly double-booked (she was in Edinburgh giving a careers talk to wannabe thoracic surgeons). Fellow member of the "Imperial Medics Mafia" Sakura Adams (plus her little ones) stepped-in to fill the breach to present Leanne's prizes.
A race with a long name and a long history, recalling members that joined in the late 19th centrury, the early 20th century, the late 20th century and the early 21st century.
James Norton flew the flag (on his tee-shirt) for Canada Day.