HISTORY OF WOODCHURCH SWIMMING CLUB
The Club started life over 40 years ago as the ladies section of Birkenhead Swimming Club and was known as “Woodchurch Swimming Training Club”. In the summer of 1970 it then became “Woodchurch Swimming Club” and the first chairman was Mr Harry Lutas. The first Gala was held on November 28th 1970 and consisted of just 23 events in only Breaststroke and Freestyle.
One of the original founders of the club was Harry Milsom, who did more than anyone, over a period of 25 years, to build up the club to what it is today. We present an achievement award in his name each year, to the female swimmer of the year. Another award, to the male swimmer of the year, is presented in the name of Lenny Taylor who taught at the club for over 20 years.
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