26 medals at the end of a short and difficult season

April 29, 2020

The restrictive measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have severely affected the swimming season of the ESB Octopus. We were only able to participate in three competitions; two in the Olympic pool of La Louvière and one home meet in CERIA, Brussels, between September and November 2020.

Despite these limitations, the European Forces Swim League (EFSL) decided to distribute the medals of the season based on the best performances, instead of organising the traditional finals (“Champs”) in Eindhoven with all teams of the league.

The ESB obtained 26 medals. Congratulations to all swimmers who were active and compete despite the difficult situation, and especially to our medalists: Alexia Salgado (Uccle, two medals), Ioana Vasilescu (Woluwe, two medals), Mathilde Peeters (Woluwe, one medal), Attila Sallai (Uccle, 6 medals), Alberto Alquézar Pomar (Ixelles, one medal), Rodrigo Alquézar Pomar (Ixelles, eight medals) and Peter Somogyi (Ixelles, six medals)..

In spite of the difficult and disappointing season, we remain motivated to come back to normal in 2021-2021!!

We are back! Season 2020-2021 starts...

September 15, 2020

Despite the coronavirus crisis, the season 2020-2021 started on 12 September, with a meet organised by SHAPE in the 50 m swimming pool of La Louvière.


There are still many difficulties to train, strict safety measures and other limitations, but the competition went well, extremely well organised by SHAPE and with already good results, including several qualification and B-times.

Champs 2020: ESB wins 41 medals, 6 more than last year

March 2, 2020

We won 41 medals, including 3 golds, at the EFSL Short Distance Champs in Eindhoven.

On the week-end of 29 February to 1st of March, 29 swimmers representing the different European Schools of Brussels participated to the Short Distance Champs of the EFSL. Our team, ESB Octopus, obtained 41 medals, including three golds.

Congratulations to all the medalists:

  • Alexia Salgado (3 medals)

  • Lisa Di Stefano (1 medal)

  • Inès Mazzola (1 medal)

  • Jonas Eversonas (7 medals)

  • Paulius Eversonas (1 medal)

  • Iskender Patel-Pimentel (7 medals, including two golds)

  • Jules Pellier (5 medals, including one gold)

  • Rodrigo Alquézar Pomar (4 medals)

  • Aura Ortega Claici (7 medals)

  • Sven Woersdoerfer (2 medals)

  • And three medals in relays (Georgios, Lisa, Iskender and Ioana; Jules, Inès, Aura and Sven – with two medals).