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Junior League Improvements

Congratulations to all the swimmers that took part in round three of the Lincolnshire Junior League on Saturday 12th September. Held at Louth's Meridian Leisure Centre, the atmosphere was buzzing with all 8 Lincolnshire teams taking part. Louth Swimming Club took 1st place this year, with Pentaqua finishing in 5th place.

We had some excellent swims and noticeable improvements since round one back in February. Out of 37 Individual events there were 15 personal best times, that's  40.5 %. There were some close finishes at the wall, with exciting wins from Matt Broughton, Caitlin Ford, Henry Crust and Joseph Jenkins. Other great performances were put in by Jamie Green and Millie Curtis with special recognition going to 9 year old Garvie Cameron who put in 6 solid swims in his first competition for the club, swimming in two age groups. The relay's were particularly fast paced and required skillful takeovers, well done to the boys 10 year old relay team who came second in both their races and the 12 year old boys who got a second place in the medley relay.  
 
Many thanks to all Parents, Coaches, Poolside Helpers and Officials that made the event run smoothly.
 
Sue Benamara
Team Manager

Success Across the Ages

The past two weeks have seen Pentaqua swimmers achieve medals at national level - great rewards for hard work and dedication.

Bethany Walker, built on her successes of 2015 by claiming a silver medal in the 50 breaststroke at the British Summer Championships held at Ponds Forge. Competing against the top 24 in the country, Bethany produced an outstanding swim to claim a silver medal in second position on the night and also gain herself a 2nd place British ranking in the process.

Not to be outdone by a younger swimmer - Suzie Hegg and Sue Hollick both gained bronze medals in the 1.5K Open Water National Championships - Masters held at Rother Valley Country Park.

Congratulations to all of our swimmers, and thanks go to Damien of Iprint Textile Designs of Lincoln who provided a tracksuit for Bethany's debut on the national stage.

(Iprint Textile Designs provide a wide range of clothing printing for the club.)

Medal Success at National Championships

The past two weeks have seen Pentaqua swimmers achieve medals at national level - great rewards for hard work and dedication.

Bethany Walker, built on her successes of 2015 by claiming a silver medal in the 50 breaststroke at the British Summer Championships held at Ponds Forge. Competing against the top 24 in the country, Bethany produced an outstanding swim to claim a silver medal in second position on the night and also gain herself a 2nd place British ranking in the process.

Not to be outdone by a younger swimmer - Suzie Hegg and Sue Hollick both gained bronze medals in the 1.5K Open Water National Championships - Masters held at Rother Valley Country Park.

Congratulations to all of our swimmers, and thanks go to Damien of Iprint Textile Designs of Lincoln who provided a tracksuit for Bethany's debut on the national stage.

(Iprint Textile Designs provide a wide range of clothing printing for the club.)

 

 

Woodhall experience

During Spring half term the Pentaqua senior swimmers experienced a totally new swimming stimulus by training at Jubilee park at Woodhall Spa. Ian Turner had the lanes working hard in the 32.5 metre lengths and the swimmers received some mesmerising coaching from the former GB coach. The pool offered a fresh outlook as well as feel for the swimmers and they embraced their 2 hour training with real commitment. The sun shone for us on Monday and Wednesday and the swimmers were comparing 'tan' lines after the sessions! On Friday they got to swim in the rain! Overall the experience has made them more aware of swimming in different pools and actually how beneficial this is, the fresh air was a big bonus too!