40th year reunion

Barnet Copthall Swimming Club is 40 years old this year and an informal gathering of the "originals" was held at the Three Hammers last night - around 55 made it to the evening including lots of original parents. After a few second looks and double takes, eventually people recognised each other from the young teenagers they were (and still are in their own eyes). Swapping stories and reminiscences from years ago as if they were only yesterday.

Lots of old paperwork, photos, a copy of the Opening Ceremony programme and even "Barnet Copthall Newsletter No.1" were on display for people to enjoy and remember.
The First and Original Chief Coach at Barnet Copthall, Rick Bailey attended as guest of honour with his wife Judith. Everyone looked great and had a fine time.  A celebratory cake was cut after a few words from Mark Reynolds and Rick.
 
Lots of fun and good time had by all. Well done to Chris, Melissa and Mark for such a great night.
 
Ian Woollard
 

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