We are sad to learn that former Penguin water polo player, Terry Miller, has passed away, aged 82.
Terry was one of the greatest players of his time. His international water polo career spanned 1949-56 and included the 1952 and 1956 Olympics. He also held the world record for the most number of goals scored in an international match.
Long-standing Penguin Lew Bloomfield remembers: “I knew Terry Miller very well. He was a very big guy. In the days when the game involved a very static 2 yards forward (now 2 metres), he was an international player and the finest ‘sitting forward’ in this country, if not the world. He was able to score goals whilst being very closely marked, often when he was actually under the water. Terry was a bank manager and, for a short while, was Penguin Club treasurer. He had a younger brother Keith who also played and was a member of Penguin for a year or two. They both started their careers playing for Plaistow for many years before joining Penguin.”