Penguins – what might have been???
8 time faults and a couple of unnecessary DQ’s on the night cost Penguins the victory in the 2nd round of the Essex Mini League at Braintree they so richly deserved. Penguin swimmers were smashing PB’s on the night, 18 in the 32 individual events and some of the relay splits were also outstanding.
Coaches will always want swimmers to hit PB’s and therefore Time Faults are a risk in the Mini League, but improved times are what we continually strive for, so its just back to the selection drawing board!!
Final points on the night:
Penguins continued the policy of trying new swimmers in the League, and this gala was no exceptions with Jacob Branch, James Cherry, Harry Fleming, Felicity Oakes & Heidi Cooper, all making their Penguins debut. Its worth noting that in total we had eleven 9 year old swimmers competing which is great testament to the work being put into our Academy groups to identify “talent”.
Congratulations go to our individual winners on the night, George Jones, Atikan To, Dmitrijs Gracovs (x2), Sophia Dixon, Lacey Buss, Alexdrina Roberts, Kai Henson & Cailin Walker. In total we won 16 events, including 8 relays.
As in the first round, the Penguins Barmy Army in the stands were loud and great support to the swimmers. Many thanks to all those that helped on poolside, but also thanks to the parents for the support you give to your swimmers.
Detailed results including Relay splits are on the attached file: Essex Mini League Result