Awards

The Tadpoles have two trophies that are presented annually.

The Taylor Trophy

In 1984, the Taylor family presented the club with a trophy to be awarded for progress.

The 2017 recipient was Josh Madagan.

Josh Madagan joined the Tadpoles in August last year. He has a very engaging personality and is very popular with us all. His swimming skills have very much improved since he started, in spite of serious health issues that he copes with extremely well

The Barbara Uphill Trophy

Barbara Uphill was one of our early Tadpole members in the 1980s and her sister presented the Barbara Uphill Trophy to the Tadpoles in 1993 in her memory. The trophy is awarded annually for outstanding achievement.

In 2017, the award was presented to Beryl Tolhurst.

Beryl Tolhurst is a long term friend of the Tadpoles and for many years was the escort/carer of Karen Christie who came to swim with us every week from The Heatherly Cheshire Home in Copthorne. Beryl re-joined us last year as a swimmer, following major surgery as she needed to improve her muscle strength and fitness. She now regularly swims many lengths each week, a great achievement

For a list of previous trophy winners, click here

Other Awards

For our more able swimmers, we record the number of lengths completed each week. The annual total is depicted on a certificate showing how far they would have swam across the English Channel, or along the River Thames.

Yvonne Law

Josh Madagan

Vernon James

Roger Sutcliffe

Beryl Tolhurst

Sylvia Wilson

Karen Windsor

All awards are presented at the AGM