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Penguin successes at the Middlesex Masters
Jun 15, 2010, 5:16 pm

Stu the PenguinWell done to Penguins who swam at the Middlesex Masters on Sunday. Everyone swam amazingly and we were by far and away the best cheering team of the meet!

Janusz Kordonski, competing in the men's 45-49 age group, brought home gold in the 50m breast, silver in the 200m free, and bronze in the 50m fly, 50 free and 100m IM.

Jonathan Campbell (30-34 years) won bronze in the 200m free and Kim Brinkman (25-29 years) won bronze in the 50m breast.

Matt McQuillan (40-44 years) took bronze in the 50m breast, 100m IM and 50m fly.

Pierre Coutin (50-54 years) defended his title with gold in the 50m breast, also winning the 50m fly and taking silver in the 50m free.

John Barnes (55-59 years) took gold in the 50m back and silver in the 50m free.

In the team relays we won 3 silver and one bronze.

James Spencer, Andrew March, David Fallon, Montserrat Verdugo-Sanchez, Lisa Williams, Edwina Wardell and Steve Baker also had strong swims in their individual and team races.

With only 4 ladies competing, the Women's team ranked 9th overall while the men's contingent of 9 swimmers placed 7th. Special motivational thanks to our new
mascot, Stu the Penguin (no relation to Stu Bell).

Overall for the day the Penguins ranked 7th out of the 17 teams.  Full results coming soon.

Winners of Club Awards announced
May 3, 2010, 1:52 pm

Sarah Wren receiving the Rob Derbyshire Memorial Trophy from Club President Dave BryanPresident Dave Bryan presented the Club's annual awards at the Penguin Dinner last weekend.

Who won what... read more

Henley Swim, Sunday 26 June 2011
Jun 27, 2011, 9:18 am

Henley Swim logoKim Brinkman braved the early morning start for this year's Henley Swim. The 2.1k race follows the route of the official Henley Regatta and is a celebration of mid-summer. Swimmers arrive in the dark before daybreak and walk to the start ready to swim at sunrise.

Kim finished in 35.47 mins and came 97th overall.

Results from the second round of the Spring Cup
Apr 20, 2011, 1:06 pm

Following an early start and an adventurous journey up to Walsall on Sunday, Penguin ladies faced the rough and tough Liverpool Lizards in their first game of the tournament, ending in a 5-3 loss.

Our second game was against Tyldesley where we fared somewhat better. Despite three majors from Leah Hagen and a straight wrapping from the Green Machine (non-violence related), the Penguins held onto a lead from their strong first half to win 4-3.

We really came into own in the third match against Caledonia, working well as a team to create eight beautiful goals and take the win 8-4. Special mention to Chiara Palazzo and Julia Petchey who put our 2-pit tactics into practise to great effect.

In our next game we took on the scousers' other team (the Water Beatles) and this was another close one. Thanks to a cracking 5m shot from Nora Benko and some astounding saves by goalkeeper Meli Menczinger we came back from 2-1 down to hold the Water Beatles to a 2-2 draw.

To round off the day, the Penguins put in a strong team effort with goals from Leah Hagen, Laura Hues, Marta Tufet, super-coach Nora Benko and two backhanders from Chiara Palazzo leading to a resounding 8-3 win against Manchester Comets.

See Penguins Spring Cup results table (select 2011-12 from the dropdown menu at the top of the lefthand navigation menu). 

Mixed weekend for Penguin men at Loughborough
Nov 25, 2009, 9:56 am

Penguin men had a mixed National League weekend at Loughborough. 
Our first game against Welsh Wanderers was closely fought with Penguin narrowly losing 12-14.
We played well in the second game against GB Juniors, winning 9-6.
However a disappointing performance against Tyldesley in the final game of the weekend saw Penguin losing 11-18.



Penguin's Tom Dean in winning Youth Boys team
Jan 30, 2010, 11:47 am
Congratulations to Penguin's Tom Dean who was part of the successful London team that came top of the Youth Boys Inter-Regional Water Polo Championships Division 2 at Walsall on 23rd and 24th January, gaining promotion for next year.

Read the full article on the London Swimming website.

Double win for Penguin Rockhoppers
Nov 9, 2011, 3:43 pm

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Penguin Rockhoppers started their Championship 3 campaign with a 100% winning record last weekend in Walsall (5/6 November).

We kicked off Saturday afternoon with a game against Tyldesley. The first quarter was really tight (2-2), but by half time we had a three goal lead (7-4). We settled our nerves in the third quarter with goals from Vicky, Fiona and Laura adding to Nori's first half haul of five. In the end we finished 14-7, a scoreline that boosted our confidence and hunger for a win in the next match.
The next day rival London club, Polytechnic, awaited us bright and early in the morning. This match was a real struggle; a battle of will and resilience! The first half was much like football, a lot of swimming up and down with very low score line (2-1). The second half didn't get much easier against a very physical side. It was only in the last quarter that we broke down Poly's outstanding goalkeeper through excellent pit play by our very own Fee Greer. This secured victory for us 5-2, a score line which underlines our strong defence and reflects how well our goalkeeper Bron guarded the net.



Penguin Masters bring home the medals at the Barnet Copthall Sprint Meet
Sep 7, 2010, 2:51 pm

Penguin Masters at Barnet Copthall Sprint Meet 2010Well done to the small team who won eight individual medals and two relay medals at the Barnet Copthall Masters Sprint Meet on Sunday 5 September 2010. What we lacked in numbers we made up for in enthusiastic support for our swimmers!

Kim Brinkman took bronze in the 25-29 age group 100m IM and Jonathan Campbell won bronze in the 30-34 years 100m back.

Bryan Hoffman achieved a gold medal in the 30-34 years 50m Breaststroke and silver in the 100m Breaststroke.

Competing in his first ever competition Kevin van Schalkwyk missed out on the placings but did great times in his 50m and 100m Free races.

Swimming in the 40-44 category Sarah Wren won gold in the 100m and 50m Breaststroke events, and bronze in the 50m free, 100m Free and 100m IM.

The squad also took bronze in the 120 years Medley and Freestyle team races.

Full results here.

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