2023 CS&PF Annual Dinner Celebrates Achievements in Open Water Swimming

2023 CS&PF Annual Dinner Celebrates Achievements in Open Water Swimming

The 2023 CS&PF Annual Dinner was a resounding success, with attendees from all over the world, including Australia and the USA, gathering to celebrate their love of open water swimming.

Winners

Marion Joffle
The Eurotunnel Trophy
For the fastest CS&PF swim of the year

Michael Payne
The Audrey Scott Award
For the youngest successful CS&PF swimmer of the year

Ed Horne
The Ray Scott Award
For the oldest successful CS&PF swimmer of the year

The Olympic Relay 1
The Dover Straits award
For the fastest CS&PF standard relay crossing of the year

Dunkirk Dynamos
The Longest Standard Relay Crossing award
For the longest CS&PF standard relay swim of the year

Marcella Macdonald
The Gertrude Ederle Award
For the most meritorious CS&PF swim of the year by a woman

Fahad Al Buenain
The Des Renford Award
For the most meritorious CS&PF swim of the year by a man

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

Conny Bleul-Gohlke
The Frank Richards Endurance Award
For the CS&PF endurance swim of the year

Gallivant
The Barrie Darling award
For the CS&PF pilot/crew member of the year

Tony Kenyon
CS&PF Observer of the year
For the CS&PF observer of the year

5ladies@sea
The Most Meritorious Special Category Relay
For the most meritorious CS&PF special category swim of the year

John Thorpe
The Sunny Lowry “Special Thanks” award
For the supporters/volunteers contribution to the Federation

Taunton School Team
The JLDSC “For Special Recognition” award and cup
For the most successful CS&PF swim completed under exceptional circumstances

The Light Fund
The Jody Jones Special CS&PF Award

Sally Minty-Gravett
The CS&PF Lifetime Achievement Award
In honour of 6 channel swims over 6 decades

The event was well-organized, thanks to Michelle Toptalo and Cliff Golding, and featured a photographic display by Sarah Philpott that reminded everyone of the good times in 2022.

The highlight of the evening was the recognition and applause given to the award winners, including the young men of Taunton Boys School Relay swim and record-breaking Marcy MacDonald for her Ramsgate to Belgium swim. The RNLI collection also proved to be a great success, with a total of £3021.52 raised, thanks to the efforts of Elsa and Maddy Jones and the generous donations of attendees.

A new chairman and three new committee members were voted into office at the AGM, and several proposals were considered, with some being approved and others being sent back for committee consideration. The event was a great opportunity for members and friends to come together and look forward to another successful Channel swimming season, filled with achievements and dreams brought to fruition.

All in all, the 2023 CS&PF Annual Dinner was a fantastic event, and attendees can already look forward to the next one, which is booked for the 9th March 2024.

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