Plouf 2014 Closing Ceremony at Hotel de Ville du Pecq a great success!

The Plouf 2014 project came to its official end on 15th December when we were able to congratulate the winners and confirm to the charity Autisme en Yvelines  that we beat all our targets and raised over €12,000 in donations.DSC_3342--20141111-WBPlouf 2014 has indeed been a great success in 2014, with 32 teams of local people giving an hour of their time to swim as many lengths as possible to raise funds for charity.

250 participants between the ages of 7 and 77 raised donations from friends and family and then swam as far and fast as they could to help Autism en Yvelines.

There wDSC_3757--20141111-WBere teams of students from the Lycée International, parents groups, swimming clubs and families where three generations swam together to help the cause of Autism.


_DSC2890-20141215-15x10At the closing ceremony Monsieur PLOUVIER the deputy Mayor and responsible for Young and sports made a short speech and handed out trophies to the winners.

The Plouf 2014 event was only made possible with the support of many individuals that gave up their time and energy to coordinate and orgaise the event. A special thanks to Patrick Bigant, Pool Manager for opening the pool on a public holiday and being with us through out the day to help with every need.

A trophy for the most money raised by a team went to Alain Cavadini who’s team “St Germain” raised €1264.

_DSC2886-20141215-WBPauline Grieb received the trophy prize for Claude’s swimmers who swam the most lengths (196 in 55 minutes).

DSC_3905--20141111-WBJean Marc Monguillet the President of AY and Michel Cirasse the Treasurer attended the ceremony and made a moving speech about the positive impact that this funding will have on the Autistic children and support.

DSC_4214-20141215-WBCongratulations to Roli Oserbaje 7 the youngest swimmer who shared her enthusiasm for swimming and received a teddy bear and trophy.




Also, the special Lions award to Dilys Barré a grandmother, retired teacher and active musician who threw off her years to swim in Plouf.DSC_3482--20141111-WB

Please put the date in your diary now and join us on November 11th 2105 for the Plouf 2015 event.

Plouf 2014 – Team Picture Downloads

The Plouf 2014 Team pictures may be downloaded for personal use only from this post.

See also bottom of this post for how to get more photos.

09:00 – 09:55

Lane 1: BINCHK Duo

Lane 2: Germain

Lane 3: Team Bob

Lane 4: Les Nigerians

10:00 – 10:55

Lane 1: Starfish

Lane 2: Les épaves volantes

Lane 3: Binchk Babes

Lane 4: Adam 2

11:00 – 11:55

Lane 1: Stelian Conseils

Lane 2: Chatou au Bout

Lane 3: BS Grasshoppers

Lane 4: BS Chima Lions

12:00 – 12:55

Lane 1: Claude's Swimmers

Lane 2: Cake Boss Team

Lane 3: Netball Nageurs

Lane 4: Les Baigneuses Britanniques

13:00 – 13:55

Lane 1: Adams

Lane 2: Coeur-Gospel 2

Lane 3: Student Council Faithful

Lane 4: Coeur-Gospel

14:00 – 14:55

Lane 1: STAGS (Senior Tuesday Afternoon Golf Swimmers)

Lane 2: Mathias' team

Lane 4: Le clan des 7

15:00 – 15:55

Lane 1: Germany S2

Lane 2: Wiechers family

Lane 3: Germany S

Lane 4: Germany P

16:00 – 16:55

Lane 1: Paddlers

Lane 2: American Section


Lane 4: Equipe de Zlatan

Additional photos have been generously made available for download here until 15th December.