Penguins Club Champs 2019 – click here for full details

Dear Member

Its that exciting time of year again for the Marlborough Penguins swimming club, because we have our Club Championships coming up on the 6th & 7th July at the Marlborough College Swimming pool. We use electronic timing, so swimmers times will appear on the score board when their swims are finished. Full details are below including the race order and timings.

Our Club Championships are run solely for members of the Marlborough Penguins swimming Club, and as a result it is a very friendly and relaxed competition offering swimmers the perfect opportunity to have go at races they may not have previously swum. In addition all swim times for races swum on Saturday 6th July 2019 will be recorded onto the Swim England rankings, so that swimmers are able to enter other competitions outside of the Penguins swimming Club. For example, the Wiltshire County run a Development Competition specifically aimed at inexperienced swimmers between the ages of 9-13 years, but swimmers need a Swim England ranked time to enter. Sadly this year due to a change in Swim England’s South West Regional competition rules, all times for races swum on Sunday 7th July 2019 will not be entered on Swim England’s rankings. As a result swim times achieved on Sunday cannot be used to enter certain competitions outside of Penguins.

However there are still lots of positive reasons to enter, particularly because the Head Coach selects swimmers for the various Penguins teams using swim times. In addition, younger swimmers can watch and learn from some of the Clubs top swimmers.

The Club Championships are open to all swimmers that can swim 1 x 25m length of any, or all of the strokes and we are encouraging swimmers to enter as many events as possible. If you haven’t swum a race before then why not have a go !!!

Those swimmers that train in lengths are encouraged to enter a minimum of 1 x 25m and 1 x 50m of all four of strokes (i.e. front crawl, back stroke, breaststroke and butterfly) as well as the 100m Individual Medley.

Those swimmers in widths classes (i.e. Group 10 and below) are encouraged to enter a minimum of 1 x 25m length of any of the strokes and 1 x 50m of their best stroke(s). However please speak to your child/children’s teacher or Richard (Head Coach) to agree your entries beforehand, so we can ensure our youngest swimmers enter races appropriate to their age and ability.

If you would like to enter, please follow the link at the bottom of the email which has been sent to all members by our Head Coach. The closing date is mid-night on Friday 21st June 2019 so don’t delay, get your entry submitted as soon as you can.

Payments need to go to Our NATWEST account

Account number 35584629, Sort Code 52-30-27.

Reference “Name-MPC19”

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Richard (Head Coach) or speak to your teacher or coach. Or you can email Richard at or call him on 07920 013046


Club Champs Entry Pack - 2019

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