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Penzance Swimming and Water Polo Club

Could all swimmers who took part in the recent County Champs
please be poolside for a photo on Mon 25th Feb at 6.30pm.
Please bring any medals/trophies won.

Well done everyone. Great swimming. Big performances.
Full round up coming soon. Stay tuned.

Please see the new timetable by clicking on the link below.
Swimmers, please arrive poolside at least 5 mins before
the start of your training session.

Well done to all of our swimmers who took part. Great performances!
One more weekend to go. Stay focused.

Plymouth Leander Spring Regional Gala 30-31 March 2019
Long course Level 1 and Level 3 Gala at Plymouth Life centre
Please see entry pack for more details
This clashes with Newquay (see below). Swimmers should speak with
Coach Matt for advice on which to enter if unsure. 

Newquay Level 3 Young Open Gala - 31 March 2019
For 9-13 year olds - age on the day applies
Club deadline for entries: 25 Feb

Check out upcoming galas in 2019.
It's a provisional list so there may be changes.

Penzance is hosting the County Championships on Saturday 9 Feb (Sessions 7 and 8).
We need some volunteers for various duties on the day.
If you can help, please visit the club desk on a Monday or Friday evening.
Or email Charlotte, our volunteer coordindator: charlotteeustace@yahoo.co.uk

2019 CCASA Intermediates Gala (16-17 March) - update

ENTRY DEADLINE - Carn Brea & Helston Sprint Gala
The deadline for entries to the Carn Brea & Helston (CBH) Sprint Gala
is Monday 4th February.
Entry Pack >

Congratulations to both Amy Mullins and Kezia Elliott with respectable distance swims
in the 800m Freestyle, at the start of the 2019 Cornwall Counties.  Amy was just off her PB, although
has learnt more about her own strengths with which is only achievable with practice. Kezia swam a brilliant race
holding perfect 50m split times to go beyond her PB until unfortunately her goggles and hat blew off towards
the last 200m (clearly swimming fast!) which gave a slower overall time and a huge round of applause from
the spectators at the end. I have every bit of confidence that Amy and Kezia will do incredibly well in future
distance events. Well done girls.
2019 CCASA 800m RESULTS >

The CCASA County Intermediate gala takes place on 16th and 17th March.
There are 6 sessions in total. Sessions 1-3 in Penzance on 16 March. Sessions 4-6 in Bodmin on 17 March.
See Entry pack for more details. Please see Qualifying Times document below as this includes upper cut off
times (UCOTs) as well as Qualifying Times (QTs). Eligibility report to follow.

County Championships started on Sat 12 Jan at Penzance (session 1).
Well done to the Penzance swimmers who took part!
A total of 10 sessions (at PZ and Bodmin) take place until Sun 10 Feb.
See Entry pack for details, start times and locations.
2019 CCASA Session 1 results >

RESULTS from Carn Brea and Helston Winter Gala
2018 Carn Brea & Helston Invitational results (session 1) >

We DIDD it!  Winning performances by Penzance swimmers
Pictured left with their shield are our amazing Kernow 2018 Diddy League Champions.
The younger swimmers from the club pulled off a hat trick of wins gaining them their recent coveted title. This is the first time Penzance has ever won this prized competition and they certainly pulled it off in style with some incredible swims both in individual and relay races. Congratulations to each and every swimmer who competed in the heats over the last three months, all of your combined efforts made a big difference to the end result. Well done!
Attending the Diddy galas but missing from the photo are Alex and Benjamin Dawson, May Sidwell, May Luckhurst, Samuel Buller and Amy Mullins.

Great performances at Plymouth...

Pictured left are some of the clubs swimmers who competed at the Plymouth Leander Christmas Meet on 1-2 December at Plymouth Life Centre.
Missing from the photo are Alex and Benjamin Dawson, Lucia Davy, Dylan Cole, Emily Stevens and Lucy Evans. It was a fun gala with tree-shaped medals, officials in Santa hats and Christmas music playing! There was even an inflatable race and best of all our Junior team won a trophy on their flamingo! 
Well done everyone who took part.

...great performances at Bodmin

Pictured left are some of the club's younger swimmers who took part in the CCASA Development Gala held at Bodmin Leisure Centre. Also taking part (not in the photo) were Ted Kullich, Robyn Kelly and May Sidwell. Amazing swimming and lots of medals won, well done to all who competed. Please note, the initial results were amended - the final results are in the link below.

PBs and medals at Bodmin gala!

Pictured here are some of the swimmers who competed in the North Cornwall Dragons
Open Meet at Bodmin Leisure Centre last weekend. All swimmers were a credit to
the club and not only gained new PBs but also managed to win a selection of medals!
Fantastic results everyone.

Carn Brea & Helston Winter Invitational (15 Dec)

PZ girls go to town in London - great swimming!

Club swimmers Charlotte Bell, Isabella Davy, Melodie Roberts and Amber Sanders represented Mounts Bay Academy by qualifying to swim in the 4 x 50m Freestyle race at the National 2018 ESSA Secondary Schools Swimming Championships held on Saturday the 17th of November at the London Olympic Aquatic Centre in Stratford.  

The girls swam a phenomenal race and amazingly made the reserves for the final! Having entered this year's schools gala in 20th position and swimming against girls in some cases two years older then them, they eventually were placed a very respectable 12th in the country! Well done girls you smashed it!!!!

Matt Hill appointed Head Coach

We're delighted to announce the appointment of Matt Hill as our Head Coach.
He's already taken a few sessions at the pool and is getting to know our swimmers.
Please say hello if you see him and make him feel welcome.
More details about Matt to follow soon.

Club welcomes back
Anthony Stevenson as Chairman

The Club is also delighted to welcome back Anthony Stevenson to the role
of Chairman. Anthony has a long and distinguished association with the club
from an early age. You may well have seen him poolside recently, helping out with
the coaching. He brings a wealth of swimming and water polo experience to our
club - so we're delighted he's stepping back into the role.

Diddy Delight (Take 2)

Second victory in a row for Penzance Diddy Team!
Another amazing win for the Penzance Diddy squad in the Round 2

of the Kernow Diddy League gala held at Carn Brea.

A massive well done to all, fantastic team effort!

Winter Regional Champs, Millfield

Well done to Isabella Davy who took part in the ASA Short Course Level 1

Winter Regional Championships in Millfield recently.

Isabella won her heat and gained a new Freestyle PB.

Dawlish Firecracker 2018

Congratulations to all swimmers who competed in the 2018 Dawlish Firecracker

held at Plymouth Life Centre recently. Fantastic swimming with lots of medals

and personal best times gained.

CCASA County Championships – Jan/Feb 2019

Please note, the County Championship start on Saturday 12th January in Penzance (800m free).
There are a total of 10 sessions over 4 weekends in Penzance and Bodmin.
Please click on Entry Pack for details and qualifying times.

Session 1 (Penzance) - Sat 12 Jan
Session 2 (Bodmin) - Sun 27 Jan
Sessions 3, 4 (Penzance) - Sat 2 Feb
Sessions 5, 6 (Bodmin) - Sun 3 Feb
Sessions 7, 8 (Penzance) - Sat 9 Feb
Sessions 9, 10 (Bodmin) - Sun 10 Feb

Information about eligibility to follow. The last opportunity to obtain a qualifying time for the
County Championships  will be the Carn Brea and Helston Winter Meet in Penzance on 15 December. 

                                                        WANTED! COMPETITION SECRETARY
If you share our passion for swimming and have a good eye for detail and accuracy, you could step into the role of Competition Secretary. This role involves managing gala entries, including preparing swimmer eligibility reports. Our current secretary, Muffy, is unable to continue in this role, but she’ll show you the ropes, tell you exactly what’s involved and support you. It is a busy role at certain times of the year, esp. the club championships in the summer term. But at other times, the workload is very light. We'll provide a laptop if you need one.  To find out more, please speak to our club secretary Sam Rixon. Or email Sam at pzsa.secretary@gmail.com


Winning performance (and fun!)
at the Diddy Gala

Huge congratulations to all Penzance swimmers
who took part in the Diddy Gala at Truro on Sunday 14th October.
Some great individual performances across all strokes and
superb teamwork in the relays. This was Round 1 (of 3) and
Penzance are in the lead! Well done swimmers and...a very
big thank you to Joanne!

Need advice about entering a gala?
Please speak to Sam, Muffy or Jeremy
See Contacts page for their email addresses
or talk to them at the pool

Dive into Swim Club Manager
For up-to-date information about your swimmer, including times, gala entries and membership, please make sure you use Swim Club Manager.
Swim Club Manager is a web-based system that makes running the club and managing our swimmers a lot easier. If you're not receiving emails
from Swim Club Manager or don't know your Swim Club Manager login details, please email:
   Sam, the Club Secretary at pzsa.sceretary@gmail.com or Jeremy the Membership Secretary at pzsa.membership@gmail.com
   They can check we have the correct contact email address, send you your log in details and get you started.
For more info, please see swimclubmanager.co.uk

Closing Dates For Entries

Dawlish Firecracker 4 Oct

NCD Level 3 Meet 25 Oct

Development Gala 25 Oct

CBH Invitational 8 Nov

See forthcoming events

Summer Term Dates


Useful Postcodes
Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin PL31 1DE
Life Centre, Plymouth PL2 3DG
Pyramids Leisure Centre, Exeter EX1 2LA
Millfield School, Somerset BA16 0YD
Hengrove Park Leisure Centre, Bristol BS14 0DE
Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, Weston-Super-Mare, BS22 8LY 


Awards Evening: Back in June, the Penzance Swimming Club Championships were held at Penzance Leisure Centre, over four evenings of exciting competition.  Swimmers were able to compete in a maximum of 16 events with points awarded according to swimmers’ finishing positions. The age group winners were the swimmers who accumulated the most points. More recently, the swimmers received their trophies and medals at the club presentation evening, held at the Jubilee Pool. Awards were given to the top six swimmers in each age group by head coach, James Ryan. This was James’ last awards evening as he will soon be embarking on a new adventure, starting in September. James will be greatly missed by everyone at the club; and we would like to thank him for his massive contribution to the development of swimming at Penzance. We wish James all the best for his new venture. 

Penzance water polo recently played hosts to Devonport, in an under 15 and under 18 mixed teams.
The visitors won both games narrowly 11-5 and 12-11. The matches were very exciting, and both Penzance teams provided strong opposition to the vastly more experienced Devonians.

Congratulations to all of the swimmers who competed in Round 2 of the Cornwall & Devon Summer Swimming League recently held at the Plymouth Life Centre. A fantastic team effort, well done everyone! 

Five members of Penzance Swimming Club went up to Bodmin last weekend for the Newquay Cormorants Level 3 Open Meet Gala. The team had a fantastic day with some podium positions and many brilliant personal best times. Olivia and Lucia also made it into the finals. Olivia came 4th in 50m Breaststroke and Lucia came 6th in the 200m Backstroke.  Well done to Olivia, Lucia, Molly, Isla and Lottie! Great swimming!

Newquay Cormorants Open Meet Results 

During the final weekend of the South West Regional Championships, three Penzance swimmers competed at Millfield. Dominic Butterfield (50 Butterfly and 50 Backstroke), Lexie Frost (50 Breaststroke) and Maddie Walker (50 and 100 Breaststroke) all competed and swam fantastic races, gaining some personal best times. Well done!

With regard to the GDPR - As a club and as agreed in our Risk Assessment only certain appointed members of the swimming club have access to members personal details and members are only contacted for the purpose of swimming matters.

Last weekend, seven Penzance swimmers swam the the South West Youth Regional Championships held at the Plymouth Life Centre. Isabella Davy, Molly Haines, Connor Keeler, Melody Roberts, Aaron Stevens, Fletcher Stevenson and Murray Stevenson all managed to qualify and swam some great swims on the day cementing them as some of the best swimmers in the South West in their respective age groups! A special mention to Melody Roberts who made the finals of the 16 year old 100 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly finishing 8th in both! Great performances all around. Well done to all swimmers!
Summer Championships (Youth) 5th, 6th & 7th May 2018 - Results


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