About the club

Harlow Penguins is a friendly, competitive siwmming club, catering for swimmers of all abilities and ages, and provides a structure that will enable them to progress from beginners to National Champions.

for details of fees, training times, qualification criteria of each of the squads please see the Swim Squads page where there are summary details of each squad and a link to each squad page.

  • Penguins Swim School

Our dedicated Swim School provides learn to swim lessions from the age of 4. Lessons are planned and assessed following the ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS). Swim School covers stages 1-5 of the NPTS.

  • Penguins Academy

Following on from our dedicated Swim School, Academy aims to provide youngsters with expert technique work to help them become proficient and legal in all four strokes and is aimed at children who want to improve and develop into competitive swimmers. Academy covers stages 6-7 of the NPTS and the Competitive Start Award.

  • Swim Squads

Penguins is a competitive swimming club and our squads are set up to provide a clear pathway for swimmers who are looking to build stamina, refine strokes and start competing on a regular basis, to those looking to achieve County, Regional and National qualifying times. Our main squads are:

  • Junior B
  • Junior A
  • Senior B
  • Senior A
  • Masters squad

for those senior swimmers who may wish to continue to compete or just maintain fitness, our Masters squad provides an excellent “social” environment to achieve this.

As a club, we compete in the:

  • Arena National Swimming League (London Division)
  • Essex League
  • M11 Junior Swimming League (9-12 year olds)
  • Essex Mini League

We also encourage our swimmers to compete individually at Open and Designated meets representing Harlow Penguins at all times.

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