2017 celebrates 85 years of the event in the town and 25 years at the Meadowside Leisure Centre, Burton. The originally took place in the River Trent between the Ferry and Trent Bridges.
After a short spell in the Branston Gravel pits in moved to the Meadowside Leisure Centre in 1992. The original event was won by Arthur Benton a local Grammar School boy won went on to become Staffordshire County Champion, Midlands Champion and hold many records including the Nottingham Bridge to Bridge Swim. Arthur had trials for the British Olympic Team and was also a first class water polo player and represented England for many times.
This years event saw record numbers of 255 swimmers taking part and also a record number of 15 Family Teams in this unique community sporting event. A special presentation was also made on the day to C.R.E.S.T and Beryl Horton for 25 years of support and competing at the event.
BASC has record number of entries this year in the Individual and Team events. After some fantastic swimming they won an amazing 11 events (5 Teams and 6 Individual swimmers). With a great atmosphere and team mates cheering each other on, the day was a great success.
Else Solicitors’ Carol Scorer receiving her age group winner trophy and medal from East Staffs Mayor, Simon Gaskin
Benjamin Wells (Swadlincote Dolphins SC) receiving the original 1932 Stanley Curtis Cup for the fastest overall winner from the Burton Mayor, Simon Gaskin
Jo Latham Winner of the overall women’s category, presented by Councillor, Colin Whittaker (far left) and Burton Mayor, Simon Gaskin Sophie Fowkes (BurtonASC)
Women Winner 12-15 years & 2nd overall fastest winner from Bretby Rotary Club, Andrew Smart Matt Gates (BurtonASC)
Mens Winner aged 16-19 & 2nd overall fastest winner from Consolidated Charities, Margret Heather
Holly Bonner (BurtonASC) Women Winner aged 16-19 from Burton Mayor, Simon Gaskin
Callan Dawson (BurtonASC) Mens winner aged 20-29 from Bretby Rotary Club, Andrew Smart
Kelly Gates (BurtonASC) Women winner aged 20-29 from Bretby Rotary Club, Andrew Smart
Jo Stimpson (BurtonASC) Women age winner (will keep the age a secret) from Bretby Rotary Club, Andrew Smart
Brian Brooks (far left) and David Hutton (far right) of the BASC Bridge to Bridge organising committee presenting C.R.E.S.T and Beryl Horton with their a trophy 25 year award for supporting and taking part in the event
BurtonASC Team aged 12 and Under Winners presented by Jean Hiatt, BASC Bridge to Bridge organising committee
BurtonASC Team aged 16 under Winners presented by David Hutton, BASC Bridge to Bridge organising committee
BurtonASC Team aged Open Winners
Else Solicitors would like to congratulate Carol and everyone else that participated in this brilliant event!
We will all be looking forward to next year’s event, taking place on Sunday 7th October 2018.