All’s well, that’s Brockwell.
It has been another fantastic year for Brockwell Swimmers as summed up at our Annual General Meeting held at the Crown and Greyhound pub on Tuesday 27th November. Thanks to all the members who attended and for Councillor Becca Thackray who also came along to show her support for the club hiring the pool next year.
Swimming highlights started with our first ever Spring Invitation Club Relays held on Thursday 31st May. Clubs included Serpentine, Spencer, Windrush, Tooting and our own home team. Races started prompt at 8pm with freestyle relays, followed by breaststroke, medley and finishing with a ten person squadron. Thanks to all the team captains for organising their teams so well, and with no delays we finished our final length at 8:45pm giving us time to add up the scores and announce Spencer as the winner.
For eight weeks during the Summer the club again hosted Water Polo sessions on Monday evenings using the deep end of the Lido. According to the rules players are not allowed to touch the bottom during the game which makes Brockwell one of the few places in South London we can play correctly. Water Polo is a great team game, great exercise and a great way to meet other swimmers. The sport combines speed and strength, as well as learning new skills and a high level of fitness. The rest of the year the club trains on Sunday afternoons at St Joseph’s College in Beulah Hill.
The Club continued to run its weekly coached swim sessions on Tuesday evenings at JAGs Sports Club in North Dulwich. These sessions are led by super qualified coach Stephen Baker and combine both technique and drill. They are a great work out for both body and mind, and good fun too. The first session is free so why not give it a go?
Other Brockwell Swimmers events include friendly team events with other swim clubs, Summer Walk/Swims, Open Water and Wild swimming, club socials and club meets. Swimming is a wonderfully inclusive sport and the club hope to celebrate and encourage more use of this wonderful community facility. Come take the plunge, the water is lovely.
More details on our web site www.brockwellswimmers.com or social media #brockwellswim.