Essex Mini League – R3

Penguins continued their Essex Mini League programme at Harlow LeisureZone on Saturday 13th May. Overall the Club finished 4th on the night, but some of the times set by the swimmers were really impressive, there were in total 20 PB’s in the 32 individual events, and some of the improvements were massive and the swimmers should be congratulated for their achievements,

Big PB’s contributed to the Club’s overall position at the end of the night, with 8 time faults which if you put in context, Basildon had 3 but only beat Penguins by 15 points! That said, ultimately PB’s are the name of the game!!

On the night, we scored 11 first places and 11 seconds and perhaps most pleasingly 0 lasts!

Final points on the night were:

1st Basildon Phoenix 157
2nd Colchester 153
3rd Braintree 143
4th Harlow Penguins 142
5th Maldon Sharks 89

Another great team performance from the Club’s swimmers, thanks to Sarah Stringer & Nicola Arnold for managing and coaching the team poolside.

Big thanks to those parents who officiated and those that helped run the event on the night. Me – back to the drawing board for selection, this lot are now too fast!!

Full details of swimmer times and relay splits can be found on the following file:

Essex Mini League Result

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Essex League – R3 Basildon

Penguins were in action last night in the Essex League at Basildon Sporting Village and overall the Club finished third behind home club Basildon Phoenix and Romford SC.

Final points were:

1st    Basildon Phoenix       312
2nd  Romford Town           279
3rd   Harlow Penguins       210
4th   Dunmow Atlantis       208
5th   Braintree & Bocking  158
6th   Saffron Seals               103
7th   Witham Dolphins        99

This was in many respects an experimental team for the Club, many of the youngest swimmers chosen were competing in their first Essex League gala and some of the Clubs more experienced swimmers were competing in older age groups than they would normally swim, to test them against older competitors.

Swimmers responded well to the challenge and there were some significant PB’s set which was really pleasing.

Full results and relay splits are on the attached file below.

Essex Swimming League – Result

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Academy & Development Time Trial

Attached are the Time Trial results from Friday 31st March at Leisurezone.

March 31st Time Trial Results 2

Can all parents please keep a note of your child’s times, compare them to previous times set and get to know your swimmers Personal Best times (PB’s).

Given that we are a competitive Club, all our events are held under ASA Laws and therefore we do record disqualifications (DQ’s). Coaches have been made aware of potential issues and we will be looking at a running couple of initiatives to address some of these issues.

Results may differ slightly from those seen on the board on Friday, please note that we  have checked through the results to make sure times recorded are correct. For those of you new to TT’s, some of the times did not come up on the board, but we have a manual backup on the timing system as well as a stopwatch on each lane, so rest assured we will have the correct time.

A time trial is a major event for the club and takes a great deal of hard work for a few and commitment from about 30 to 35 volunteers! If anyone wants to help at such events, please see the desk on a Friday or contact Julie Hayes.

Last but not least, thanks to all those swimmers that turned up an competed, there were some promising swims and above all else great commitment.

 

Martin Stringer

Head Coach – Harlow Penguins

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Essex League – R2 Result

The Essex League gives the Club the opportunity to bring swimmers through into our senior “A” team and with 22 swimmers competing at the Cambridge Open Meet, 6 swimmers made their Essex League debut.

In terms of overall team performance this was always going to be a tough ask but on the night some great times delivered a great team display.

Overall we finished 4th on the night, final points on the night were:

1st –   Romford Town          285
2nd – Basildon Phoenix      282
3rd –  Dunmow Atlantis     238
4th –  Harlow Penguins      228
5th –  Witham Dolphins     146
6th –  Saffron Walden        136
7th –  Braintree                   DNS

Individual wins on the night were achieved by:

Boys      Open     100m     Butterfly              0:58.68                Mason Arnold
Girls      13 & U   100m     Backstroke          1:09.02                Carys Brealey
Girls      11 & U   50m       Freestyle              0:32.36                Phoebe White
Girls      11 & U   50m       Butterfly               0:35.21                Phoebe White
Boys      Open     100m     Breaststroke        1:06.54                Hayden Thomas
Girls      13 & U   100m     Freestyle              1:02.50                Carys Brealey
Boys      Open     100m     Freestyle              0:51.96                Lee Baker
Boys      13 & U   50m       Butterfly               0:29.98                Ethan Peirce

Full details of the result and split times can be found on the attached sheet:

Essex Swimming League – Result

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Essex Mini League – Result Saffron Walden- R2

Penguins continued their Essex Mini League flying start with victory in Round 2 at Saffron Walden on Saturday 11th March. Trailing in 2nd place throughout the gala, Penguins reeled off wins in 8 of the last 11 events (2nd in the other 3)!

18 PB’s in the 32 Individual events and 22 first places established Penguins in top spot, that despite 6 time faults (T/F) and 2 DQ’s – so we only scored points in 41 of the 49 races!

Final points on the night were:

1st – Harlow Penguins                                                178
2nd – Saffron Seals                                                     169
3rd – Chelmsford                                                         147
4th – Witham Dolphins                                            114

Another great team performance from the Club’s swimmers, thanks to Toni Howard, Nicola Arnold and Patrick (Still Undefeated!) Arnold for managing and coaching the team poolside.

Big thanks to those parents who officiated and the support from the Clubs own “Barmy Army”! Apologies for the restricted viewing, but ultimately its about the swimmers, all we had to put up with was the tide coming in on poolside!!

Full details of swimmer times and relay splits can be found on the following file:

Essex Mini League Result

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Essex League – R1 Result

Finally received the confirmed results for the 1st round of the Essex League!  Overall this was a great result for the Club, 2nd on the night to a very strong Basildon team, but we knocked last year’s champions Romford Town back into 3rd place, final points on the night were:

1st – Basildon       294.5
2nd – Harlow Penguins   246
3rd – Romford Town      240
4th- Dunmow Atlantis    206.5
5th – Braintree       180
6th – Witham Dolphins   108
7th – Saffron Walden     92

Individual wins were claimed by:
Phoebe White in the Girls 11/U 50m Free (31.78)
Alastair Stewart Boys 11/U 50m Butterfly (36.26)
Hayden Thomas Mens Open 100m Breast (1:06.81)
Carys Brealey Girls 13/U 100m Freestyle (1:02.28)
Lee Baker Mens Open 100m Freestyle (52.41)
Ben Stringer 11/U 50m Breast (42.84)

Perhaps the most pleasing win of the night was Alessandro Rioda who broke the 60sec barrier for the first time to record victory in the 13/U 100m Freestyle in a time of 59.50sec.

Full details of the result and split times can be found on the attached sheet:

essex-swimming-league-result

 

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Essex Mini League – Result Southend- R1

Penguins got their Essex Mini League off to a flying start with victory in Round 1 at Southend on Saturday 11th Feb.

19 PB’s in the 32 Individual events and the Clubs swimmers claimed wins in 20 of the 49 events. Biggest improvement on PB was Misty Eren who knocked 5 secs off her 50m Back time to claim victory in a time of 45.69secs.

Final points on the night were:

1st – Harlow Penguins                                                164
2nd – Rochford and District Swimming Club      152
3rd – Saffron Seals & Borough of Southend         150
5th – Hornchurch                                                         84

Overall this was a great team performance from the Club’s swimmers, thanks to Toni Howard, Nicola Arnold and Patrick (Undefeated!) Arnold for managing and coaching the team poolside. Big thanks to those parents who officiated and the support from the Clubs own “Barmy Army”!

Full details of swimmer times and relay splits can be found on the following file:

essex-mini-league-result

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