Marlborough Penguins swimmers and their families packed the Town Hall on Friday September 23rd 2023 for our annual Presentation Evening, where we celebrated the successes from our Club Championships, as well as recognising some individuals with awards presented by our Head Coach.
Our Club Championships are an opportunity for many of our swimmers to get a taste of the competitive side of swimming for the first time. This year we were delighted to welcome 94 swimmers between the ages of 6 to 57 years old to Club Championships who completed a total of 777 swims between them! These swimmers were invited to Presentation Evening to receive their certificates of achievement, gold, silver and bronze medals as well as the Club’s 136 trophies.
The Mayor of Marlborough Mr. Nicholas Fogg, the Wiltshire County President Mr. David Wookey and the President of Marlborough Penguins Mrs. Jan Heppenstall presented these awards.
It was also an occasion when Head Coach Kay Findlay presented some special awards to various members of the Club. Isaac Briers and Bria Knight were awarded the Swimmers of the Year trophies. The awards for Progress made during the year went to Mila Lovell, Zander Rowe, Eliza Mahon and Tom Freeman, whilst Marie Waltham was presented with the shield for Endeavour. The Special Merit Award for Volunteer contributions was presented to Lynne Blunden to recognise her volunteering efforts, in particular the support she has given over the past year. Kay also took this opportunity to thank the outgoing team captains; Bria Knight and Jack Haley and appoint Lauren Keogh and Tom Hodgson as team captains for this year.
With special thanks to James Booth Photography for generously taking photos and providing these free of charge.