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Len Badcock

It is with great sadness that London Schools notes that Len Badcock has died and offers its condolences to his widow Marie and her family.

Len was a great servant of London Schools, ASA London swimming, the Southern Counties ASA, and Middlesex County ASA, as well as officiating on the poolside and undertaking roles for the Amateur Swimming Association and British Swimming (most recently serving on Juries of Appeal).

His friendship, counsel and support to school swimming and volunteers will be sadly missed.


 London Schools Swimming Association Championships 2015


Top Girls School    Top Boys School     Top School

Conditions   Shedule 

Crystal Palace March 15th 2015

This Level 1 meet is open to all school children from years 7 – 13, aged 11 – 19.

This is a great opportunity to represent their school whilst  swimming at a top level meet.

Events are 50m, 100m, 200m on all strokes and including 400m IM and freestyle.

This meet is being held at Crystal Palace on Sunday 15 March 2015.

Medals will be awarded to top three swimmers in each event and a trophies for top boy and girls school.

This event is being organised by London Schools Swimming Association.

Any queries please contact; Jackie Bedford j.bedford@essa-schoolswimming.com

If you currently go to school within the London boroughs and are interested in representing ESSA London at the English Schools Inter-Divisional Championships please contact Simon Bedford simontbedford@gmail.com to register your interest.




London Schools Swimming Association was created in 1893 and promotes aquatic sports for all primary and secondary schools in the thirty two boroughs of London and the City of London.

We also organise regional rounds of national competitions for English Schools' Swimming Association.

This website has been created to improve accessibility to school Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Synchronised Swimming and Life Saving competitions and championships for all school children in London.

ESSA London Secondary Relay Time Trials 2014

Jags Sports Club 29th September 2014 Warm up: 5.00pm

London Results   National Results

FINAL to be held at London Aquatic Centre, 22nd November 2014

London Schools Primary Championships 2014


 On the evening of Wednesday July 11th the London Schools' Swimming finals for primary schools were held at James Allen Girls School, Dulwich.
Children from 31 state and independent primary schools took part and there were many exciting events where boys and girls swam their best in order to achieve medals and points for their schools.
Bute House School was the overall winner but the high standard of swimming in all events was wonderful to see.  Each year our swimmers seem to get faster and faster and this must be credit due to great teaching and coaching. 
Special thanks must go to Jackie Bedford, our Swimming Manager and Stewart Nicklin who co-organised this successful event.  Jackie has organised competitions for LSSA over many years and this year will be taking retirement from her school job.  She will still be involved with LSSA.  We hope Stewart will go from strength to strength organising future primary school competitions.
It was a fantastic evening  enjoyed by all with great support from teachers, coaches, parents and excellent officials.
Thanks to all.
Brenda Humphreys (Chair LSSA)

ESSA Secondary Teams

Monday 28th September 

Whitgift School, Croydon

Warm up 5.00pm

Entry Forms  Conditions


Latest News

New British Record!
Jan 29, 2015, 12:47 pm

The London Schools swimming association would like to congratulate Henry (Harry) Rennolls for breaking the British and English, 14 year olds long course 50m Freestyle record in a time of 24.15sec. 

Harry was competing for his school, St.Olaves and swam in the first leg of the 4x50m relay at the English Schools Secondary team championships held in the London Aquatic centre. Harry, who has also represented the ESSA London Schools Team, also has the All-Time-Best times for 50m Freestyle and Butterfly short course, for 14 year


Won by S. Carpenter who won the Freeman Shield in 1937 for swimming in the under 11years 4 months event.