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28 Mar 2021CS&PF 2020 Award Winners Photos

CS&PF 2020 Award Winners Photos

Following the announcement of the CS&PF Season of 2020 award winners, our CS&PF secretary, Kevin Murphy, has been contacting the winners and distributing trophies. 

Below are some kind words from the winners and their photos of them with their awards.

Congratulations to you all!

Eurotunnel Trophy, Fastest CS&PF swim of the year 2020

Andrea Oriana (Italy) 10hrs 19min


Gertrude Ederle Award, 2020 Most Meritorious CS&PF swim of the year by a woman

Super excited to share this with everyone. My very special award from the CS&PF. I am totally overwhelmed but it all, especially as last years winner of this award was the amazing 4-way EC swimmer Sarah! This just proves dreams can come true with a little hard-work, sleeping in a car and being the first across of the covid season. Special thanks have to go to @edwardpoll @kingsswimmers @channel_swimming_pilotage @lesbobly @hartwellleisure @bdswim and all my family and friends. It was such a challenging, but amazing year. Gutted we couldn’t have a big party to celebrate altogether! Thank you everyone for being part of it.

Sarah Poll (UK) 16hrs 00mins


Des Renford Award, 2020 Most meritorious CS&PF swim of the year by a man

Nik Haynes (UK) 12hrs 52mins 41secs


The Peter Adams Award For the CS&PF successful endurance swim of the year

Peter Green (UK) 22hrs 40mins

Frank Richards Endurance Swim Trophy, 2020 For the CS&PF most meritorious yet unsuccessful swim of the year

Nerys Pearce (UK) 


Audrey Scott Trophy, 2020 Youngest successful CS&PF Swimmer

Dylan Dejahang (UK)16years 9months

The Ray Scott Award, 2020 Oldest successful CS&PF Swimmer

Many thanks for your kind letter which accompanied the rather magnificent platter! I was expecting a certificate, so I was bowled over by the award. I had to do a bit of digging to find out about Ray Scott. He was obviously a stalwart of the Channel swimming community for many, many years. And he must have had amazing sea legs to act as official observer on so many swims! I’m very proud to hold the award that bears his name.

The arrival of the CS&PF package awakened many fond memories of 14th August, 2020. A day which started, by the way, by bumping into you on the Dover Marina car park at 4a.m! Many people contributed to my special day, including those at the CS&PF. Many thanks for your practical help and encouragement.

After several days of a dark pall hanging over The Potteries, the skies cleared today, and my wife took the opportunity to snap me with my platter. One proud old man!

Clive Woodcook (UK) 66 years

Alison Streeter Trophy, 2020 Fastest CS&PF 2-way Channel Swim

Thank you so much for the awards received today... very emotional. Hope you are well and can't wait to be able to join you in England. Xx.

Stève Stievenart (France) 34hrs 45mins 


The Barrie Darling Award for the 2020 CS&PF Pilot/Crew member of the year

The Pilots of High Hopes , Simon Ellis and Marilyn Critchley (UK)


Dover Straits Award, 2020 Fastest CS&PF standard relay for the year 2020

Aspire Orca Pod (UK) 11hrs 04mins,

Longest Standard CS&PF Relay for the year 2020

Thank you so much for the endurance award for the longest Channel relay swim in 2020. We couldn't be more thrilled !

Once again government guidelines allow, we will take a photo of the team with their awards and email it to you.

And the big plaque will take pride of place in the SLSC office at Tooting Bec Lido.

All the very best for the Channel swimming season ahead.

South London Allsorts (UK) 18hrs 40mins 41secs.

Susan Rentoul, Tauni Lanier, Helen Needham, Clare McRobbie, Ann Brimelow and Charlotte Simon.

 CS&PF 2020 Observer of the Year

Thank you so much for sending this over I am a bit overwhelmed to receive it, totally unexpected but so very pleased.

Lesley Quiney


The most meritorious CS&PF special category relay swim for the year 2020

Big Ricks Chicks Medley Relay (UK/AUS) 12hrs 17mins 25secs 


CS&PF Sunny Lowry Special Thanks Award for the year 2020

What a wonderful surprise received today !! So unexpected ... the CS&PF Sunny Lowry award for Stève and me .. for welcoming the swimmers from La Manche to France !! A lot of emotions to be part of this big family. I would like to warmly this summer to continue the welcome (an opportunity here to remember beautiful arrivals). Thank you very much to our English friends ... we miss you .

Stève Stievenart and Frédérique Vandrepote (France)

The JLDSC "For Special Recognition" Award and Cup for the most successful CS&PF swim completed under exceptional circumstance

Words cannot convey how much this means to me ... ???? Once again thank you to all those involved in my 2020 swims.
Lucy Ashdown-Parkes (UK) 14hrs 20mins

The list of winners and the awards can be found here

Sandettie Lightship Observations

8pm, 18th January 2022

Water: 48.9 °F (9.4 °C)

Air: 45.9 °F (7.7 °C)

Wind Speed: 7.0 kn (13.0 km/h)

Wind Direction: SE (130°)

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