Essex Mini League


The league is an annual competition for Essex-based swimming clubs which runs over five separate galas usually running between January and October. The league is primarily aimed at swimmers who have not achieved County qualifying times and for each event there are “cut-off” times.

Harlow Penguins use the league to develop swimmers in the youngest age groups, many swimmers will make their competitive debut in this league.

Age groups are 9 yrs, 10/u, 11/u, 13/u, and Open, age as at date of gala

Please use the link below to find details of fixtures, gala results, current league positions and other miscellaneous material relating to the league.


Penguins were winners of the League in 1993 & 1994, since re-entering the League in 2012, final positions are as follows:

2012 – 13th
2013 – 3rd
2014 – 3rd
2015 – 7th
2016 –  9th
2017 – Champions

Team Selection  – Round 3 2018, Brentwood

Selection for the 3rd round of the 2018 Essex Mini League is detailed on the following link, selection e-mails have been sent;

Essex Mini League Selection 

Venue Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9NN
Time Meet 5:45 for 6:15 warm up. 6:30 start

Please note – swimmers who are competing at the Basildon Open Meet over the weekend have not been considered for selection.


Please note that there is a severely restricted limit on spectator viewing at Brentwood, each Club has been allocated 10 places poolside (Brentwood are drawing straws!!) and we have to provide a named list. There is also a restricted viewing gallery.

Given the restrictions, can I suggest the following:

  • Parents who are qualified as judges volunteer their services.
  • I would suggest that where possible, just 1 parent travels.
  • We have some relatively inexperienced swimmers competing and preference will be given to those swimmers.

Can parents wishing to reserve one of the 10 places, can you please e-mail Nicola Arnold at



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