<![CDATA[The Official Leicester Penguins Swimming Club Website - News]]>Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:51:46 +0100Weebly<![CDATA[Penguins success at East Midlands Championship]]>Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:04:23 GMThttp://leicesterpenguins.club/news/penguins-success-at-east-midlands-championshipCongratulations to all LPSC swimmers who competed in the East Midlands Championships, 2018, at the weekend. Everyone did Penguins proud - lots of fast swimming, and lots of PBs. Particular congratulations to Grace Lovegrove, who took silver in both the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke. Fantastic achievement Grace!
<![CDATA[Good luck to our Diddy League Team travelling to Wellingborough]]>Sat, 14 Apr 2018 09:01:21 GMThttp://leicesterpenguins.club/news/good-luck-to-our-diddy-league-team-travelling-to-wellingborough​Good luck to our Diddy League Team travelling to Wellingborough tonight, our team will be made up of the younger swims in the Club and for some it may be their first experience of competitive swimming.  Coach Nick will be supporting our team with a number of parents officiating.  Everyone at Penguins wishes you all the best, swim fast, but more importantly have fun and enjoy it!
<![CDATA[East Midland Championships 2018]]>Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:05:09 GMThttp://leicesterpenguins.club/news/east-midland-championships-2018Good luck to all our swimmers and Coach Harry competing in The East Midlands Regional Championships at Ponds Forge this weekend.

Swim Fast from all your Penguins supporters! 
<![CDATA[Congratulations LPSC - Winter League Division 2 winners!]]>Fri, 06 Apr 2018 18:43:24 GMThttp://leicesterpenguins.club/news/congratulations-lpsc-winter-league-division-2-winnersAfter great swimming in the final, and throughout all rounds of the competition, LPSC won division 2!  Next year we’ll be competing in division 1 and look forward to lots more fast swimming.

​Well done everyone - fantastic results :-)

​Here are some photos from the Final:
<![CDATA[Leicester Penguins Easter Training Schedule]]>Sun, 11 Mar 2018 19:59:21 GMThttp://leicesterpenguins.club/news/leicester-penguins-easter-training-scheduleLeicester Penguins Easter training schedule is as follows:

​Training as usual up to and including Thurs 29th March
Fri 30th - Good Friday - no training
Sat 31st - 8am-10am, New Parks, followed by land training (this is for swimmers who usually attend the 7.45-9.45am session at Welbeck)
Sun 1st - no training
Mon 2nd - no training
Tues 3rd - normal schedule resumes]]>
<![CDATA[Welbeck Pool Closures]]>Wed, 07 Mar 2018 21:11:30 GMThttp://leicesterpenguins.club/news/welbeck-pool-closuresWelbeck will be closed on the following dates/times; please check out alternative sessions below:

Sessions at New Parks, from 8-10 am, followed by land training:
Sat 10th March
Sat 21st April 
Sat 12th May 
Sat 16th June
Sat 30th June
Sat 7th July 

Replacement sessions to be confirmed shortly:

Fri 20th April 
Mon 22nd April
Fri 6th July
Sun 8th July

<![CDATA[Bramcote Open Meet 2017 Results]]>Tue, 28 Nov 2017 21:50:35 GMThttp://leicesterpenguins.club/news/bramcote-open-meet-2017-resultsSession 1 Results
Session 2 Results 
Session 3 Results
Top Club Results]]>
<![CDATA[LPSC Appoints Harry Hathaway as Interim Head Coach]]>Sun, 01 Oct 2017 13:32:12 GMThttp://leicesterpenguins.club/news/lpsc-appoints-harry-hathaway-as-interim-head-coachPicture
LPSC is delighted to announce that Harry Hathaway has been appointed as Interim Head Coach of Leicester Penguins. A former Penguins swimmer himself, Harry has many years of experience competing at the highest levels, on both the British and international stage.

<![CDATA[LPSC Swimmers Competing in National and World Events]]>Wed, 12 Jul 2017 21:02:51 GMThttp://leicesterpenguins.club/news/lpsc-swimmers-competing-in-national-and-world-events
So, the season's almost over, buckets and spades are being packed and holiday haircuts planned. Some of our swimmers have even departed for sunnier climates already. But spare a thought for our National qualifying swimmers for whom there is no let up. Coach Petros is putting them through hell, the culmination of a seasons hard work, sweat, tears and tantrums. We have:
  • Grace Lovegrove swimming 200 back In the English Nationals on the 06/08/17
  • Isaac Von Fintel - at British Nationals on 27/07/17 competing in the 1500 FR followed by English Nationals on 050/8/17 swimming the 400 FR and 200 fly
  • Joey Tippin - British Nationals on 25/07/17 swimming 400 FR. 27/07/17 for 1500 FR and 30/07/17 200 FR
  • Not to be outdone we also have one of our talented Masters swimmers, Sarah Brooksbank at the world masters in Budapest on the 19th and 20th August swimming her favoured 200 breast and 50 breast.

Last year we had one swimmer entering 1 event, this year 3 swimmers entering 7 National events and 1 swimmer entering 2 world events............next year?

Further congratulations to four members of our multi squad, who have also qualified to swim in the English Summer Championships. They are:

  • Catriona Chung in the 50 and 100 freestyle
  • Levi Codling 100 back and 200 IM
  • Izzy Dean in 50, 100 and 400 free, 200 IM, 100 back
  • Conor Freeman 100 free, 200 IM 100 back and 100 breast.

Conor has also been selected for the East Midlands team taking part in the Special Olympics in Sheffield the following week.

Lucy Sharp who swims with the multi squad twice a week is also off to Turkey representing GB in the Deaf World Games.

It's a testament to the hard work put in by coaches Jill & Su, their helpers and the swimmers who give their all in training.

Good luck to all LPSC swimmers, parents, partners and very proud coaches and club. #penguinpower

<![CDATA[Head Coach Vacancy At Leicester Penguins (Closed)]]>Tue, 09 May 2017 20:33:57 GMThttp://leicesterpenguins.club/news/a-new-swimming-teacher-is-needed-to-join-our-coaching-teamWe are now seeking a highly motivated Head Coach, with good communication skills looking to gain coaching recognition with a club competing on the national stage.

For full information click HERE]]>