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October 2017
Pictured are some of the swimmers who recently competed in the Carn Brea & Helston Open Meet. This was an excellent start to the season with many swimmers winning medals and achieving personal best times. Great swimming, well done everyone!










September 2017
The Penzance swimmers who attended the recent swim clinic at Bodmin, Dmitri Maddern, Evelyn Hope, Molly Rogers and Lucy Evans are pictured with past and present GB swimmers Antony James, Calum Jarvis and Jemma Lowe. A great day was had by all.






August 2017
Cornwall county senior men's water polo side and the Penzance junior team recently hosted a very experienced side from Newport in Wales  at the Jubilee pool. Both games were very tough with a lot of goals being scored on each side. The local sides demonstrated a lot of talent and worked well as a team and eventually  the Penzance juniors lost 16 goals to 10 and the Cornwall side won their match by 17 goals to 11. It was great to have the games played at such a lovely venue as the Jubilee pool in the sunshine. 
The Penzance water polo section has been showing a lot of promise over the last couple of seasons with several members being selected for the County and the South West teams, and Fletcher  Stevenson and Tyler Kearey have recently been invited to play for the Exeter water polo side in all of their league games.
PZ JUNIORS.   Toby Pearce, Murray Stevenson, Tyler Kearey Levi Barker, Jowan Bobbin, Amber Sanders, Milly Roach, Melody Roberts and Fletcher Stevenson.
CORNWALL SENIORS.   George Hollis, Steve Hollis, Anthony Stevenson, Ori Matus, Tom Foreman, Toby Hogg and Paul Hogg.



August 2017
Pictured are some of the swimmers who competed in the Club's Annual Gala recently held at the Jubilee Pool. Well done everyone!








July 2017
Congratulations to Tyler Kearey who recently represented the South West boys under 16 water polo team. The inter-regional  championships were held over 2 days at Northampton School For Boys. The South West were competing in Division 2 against teams from Wales, Ireland, South East, North West Ravens and the Midlands. Ireland were the Division 2 champions beating the Midlands by just one point. The South West finished in 4th place ahead of Wales and the South East.
Well done Tyler!





June 2017
Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Club Championships 2017. The club would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make it such a successful event. Also a big thank you to the officials/timekeepers who travelled from various clubs within the county to enable us to run our Championships as a licensed meet. 







May 2017
Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed in the Regional Championships. 







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










April 2017
Congratulations to everybody who competed in the CCASA Intermediate Gala, great swimming, lots of medal winners and personal best times. Well done everyone! The Club would like to thank all the volunteers who helped with the hosting of the gala.






March 2017
Excellent swimming at the Carn Brea &  Helston Sprint Gala, recently held at Penzance. Well done everyone!





February 2017
The Cornwall County Championships and Age Groups were recently held over two consecutive weekends and included four exciting days of competition. Penzance had thirty four swimmers competing, many of whom gained multiple personal best times. Lots of swimmers qualified for the finals, with medals being awarded to Jasmine Edwards (50 back, bronze), Molly Haines (100IM, 50m &100m free, 50m fly, silver, 100m fly, 200IM bronze.) Kezia Elliot (50m, 100m breast bronze), Maddie Walker (50m breast, bronze), Dylan Cole (50m fly, 200m back, bronze), Dominic Butterfield (50m fly, 100m back, silver, 50m free bronze) and Melody Roberts (50m, 100m, 200m & 400m free, 50m &100m fly, 50m & 100m back, silver, 100 & 200IM, bronze). Excellent performances by Dominic and Melody resulted in them becoming age group winners in the 11 years 50m backstroke and 15 years 200m backstroke respectively. Melody and Molly also placed in the top six in the Junior Championships with Melody gaining a further 10 medals and Molly five. Outstanding swimming  by Connor Keeler earned him three Senior Championship titles (50m, 100m and 200m back), as well as an additional three silver medals and one bronze. Connor was also placed in the top six for two further events. Other finalists were Daisy Rixon, Emily Stevens, Lucia Davy, Oscar Beckerleg, Isabella Davy, Richard Elis, Will Frost, Murray Stevenson, Thomas Morice, Aaron Stevens, Shannon O’Connell. A special mention goes to Charlotte Bell, who finished joint sixth fastest in the 50m freestyle heats. Charlotte had to compete in a further two swim-offs before securing a place in the final.  A fantastic set of results, well done everyone!



February 2017
Congratulations to Dylan Cole, Jasmine Edwards, Melody Roberts and Kezia Elliott, who competed in the CCASA Distance Championships held at Bodmin recently. Dylan competed in the boys 1500m and the girls in the 800m freestyle. Excellent swimming resulted with all swimmers achieving personal best times. Melody and Kezia, both competing in the 15 years age group, finished  in 2nd and 3rd place respectively with Melody finishing in 5th position in the Junior Championship. Great results everyone. Well done!






Saturday 28th January 2017
A fantastic team effort with great swimming by Penzance at the recent County Team Relay Gala. Well done everyone!







Tyler Kearey, Fletcher Stevenson and Murray Stevenson have all been selected to attend regional water polo academy training. The sessions are to be held monthly at Millfield School, Barnstaple and Exeter pools over a 6 month period.
This is a good achievement for the Penzance trio, and follows strong performances in December's inter county tournament, where a total of 15 Penzance players featured in the cornwall teams across the age groups. 




December 2016
Well done to everybody who competed in the Plymouth Leander Christmas Meet




















December 2016
A total of fifteen Penzance water polo players have recently represented Cornwall, at the south west inter county water polo tournaments held at Millfield School and Exeter Pyramids Centre.
Senior men George Hollis, Tom Foreman, Mawgan Petersen and Anthony Stevenson.
Under 16s male, Tyler Kearey, James Lamborn, Frank Adams, Fletcher Stevenson and Murray Stevenson.
Under 14s mixed, Jazz Collins, Milly Roach, Melody Roberts, Josh Tonkin, Wes Eddy, Tyler Kearey and Murray Stevenson.
Under 12s mixed, Oscar Beckerleg.
All players made considerable contributions to the tournaments, with Cornwall performing well in all age/genders groups entered.
Two years ago only the senior men were able to enter a Cornwall side in the regional events, however now it is encouraging to see that this has rapidly increased to four teams, with confidence of more teams entering next year. Well done Penzance!







Sunday 11th December 2016
The swimmers who competed in the 3rd and final round of the Kernow Diddy League held at Carn Brea Leisure Centre. Well done everybody.



Saturday 3rd December 2016
Great results for those who competed in the Carn Brea & Helston Winter Invitational Meet, recently held at Penzance. Well done everyone!





Sunday 20th November 2016
Pictured are the swimmers who recently competed in the Development Gala, held at Bodmin Leisure Centre. Excellent swimming by everyone with some amazing results. Well done!







Sunday 13th November 2016
Kernow Diddy League Round 2 swimmers. Well done everyone, a great team effort!




Saturday 5th November 2016
Fantastic swimming at the North Cornwall Dragons Open Meet, lots of medal winners and  personal best times. Well done everyone!






October 2016
Congratulations to Fletcher Stevenson & Connor Keeler who represented Cornwall at the ASA County Team Championships, recently held in Sheffield. Connor competed in the boys 16/17 years 100m backstroke and also swam the backstroke leg in the medley team. Fletcher competed in the boys 14/15 years medley team and  the mixed freestyle team. Well done to you both.




Sunday 9th October 2016
Pictured are our youngest members of the club who took part in the first round of the Kernow Diddy League held at Bodmin Leisure Centre. There were excellent performances by all of the swimmers and the gala was a great introduction to competitive swimming for these younger members. Well done everyone!





     Saturday 1st October 2016
      Well done to everyone who competed in the CBH Open Meet.







Sunday 25th September 2016
Congratulations to Dylan Cole, Jasmine and Rosemary Edwards who  recently attended the Cormorants & Dragons Distance Meet held at Bodmin. Jasmine & Rosemary competed in the girls 800m freestyle and Dylan competed in the boys 1500m freestyle and finished in 3rd  place in his age group. Well done!





September 2016
Pictured are some of the swimmers who competed in the Exeter Sprint Gala. Well done everyone!








2nd September2016
Congratulations to Anthony Stevenson on an outstanding performance in the Yacht Inn Swim. This was a remarkable 13th win for Anthony who first won the race in 1982 when he was 13 years old. Well done Anthony.








                                                      2nd September 2016
Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Yacht Inn Swim. Melody Roberts was the first girl to finish in the Youths race. In the Seniors, Anthony Stevenson finished in 1st place, Jacob Wood 2nd and Kyle Kearey 3rd. Sasha Osborne was the 3rd female to finish, also winning her age group as did Jackie Roberts. Ian James, Nicky Brooks and Tamsin Thomas all placed in the top three of their respective age groups. Well done everyone!





 

 August 2016
Pictured are some of the swimmers who competed in the Jubilee Gala,  with coaches James and Julia and Jim Saulter, past coach and president of the club who kindly presented the awards. 








July 2016
Fletcher Stevenson recently represented the South West boys under 16 water polo team at a national tournament held at Millfield school. The team won their group beating Scotland, Ireland, North West Ravens, and drawing with London Sharks.      This placed them in the semi final where they beat the North East to proceed into the tournament final against the North West Tigers. The South West team eventually lost by one goal 11-10 in a very close and competitive match. Therefore finishing with the silver medal with Fletcher contributing well to the teams overall performance.
Well done Fletcher.





Sunday 10th July 2016
Well done to everyone who competed in Round 3 of the Cornwall and Devon Swimming League, recently held at Plymouth.




Sunday 3rd July 2016
Congratulations to Molly Haines who recently competed in the Fast Five Sprints at Gloucester. Molly gained 4 personal best times and finished in 10th place in the girls 13 years age group.



Saturday 11th June 2016
A great team effort by Penzance to finish in 3rd place at the County Relay Gala. Well done everyone!





5th June 2016
  Well done to the swimmers who competed in Round 2 of the Cornwall & Devon Swimming League, recently held at Plymouth





 May 2016
Congratulations to Melody Roberts who after attending trials at the Pyramids Leisure Centre, Exeter, was selected to represent the South West Girls U16 water polo. The inter-regional tournament was held over 2 days at the Liverpool Aquatics Centre, and included 11 teams from seven regions across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The South West finished in 5th place.






 May 2016
The South West Regional Summer Championships - Fletcher Stevenson, Harris Eddy, Aaron Stevens, Connor Keeler and Shannon O’Connell qualified to compete in the Youth Championships which were held over three days at the Plymouth Life Centre. Aaron Stevens and Connor Keeler both qualified for finals in which Aaron finished in 9th place in the 50m breaststroke, Connor finished in 6th place in the 200m backstroke and 9th place in the 100m backstroke. Dylan Cole, Jasmine Edwards, Murray Stevenson, Molly Haines, Melody Roberts and Thomas Morice qualified for the Age Group Championships which were held over two weekends, the first at Hengrove Leisure Centre in Bristol and the second weekend at Millfield School in Somerset. The level of competition was of a high standard and all the Penzance swimmers performed exceptionally well and enjoyed the experience of competing against the top swimmers in the South West.





8th May 2016
The Newquay Cormorants Open Meet for swimmers aged 9-13 years was recently held at the Bodmin Dragons Leisure Centre. The meet included 50m sprints with finals for the top 6 swimmers, 200m swims in all strokes as well as a 100m Individual Medley. Penzance Swimming Club had 21 swimmers competing who all performed extremely well and achieved some great results. Medal winners were Dominic Butterfield(10yrs) gold 50m backstroke, 50m butterfly, Ethan Hill(11yrs) silver 50m breaststroke, bronze 200m freestyle, Jasmine Edwards(11yrs) gold 200m backstroke, bronze 50m freestyle, Emily Stevens (11yrs) silver 50m breaststroke, Dylan Cole(12yrs) gold 200m butterfly, silver 50m butterfly, Melody Roberts(13yrs) gold 200m freestyle, 200m backstroke, silver 50m butterfly, Molly Haines(13yrs) silver 50m freestyle, bronze 100mIM, 50m breaststroke, Charlotte Bell (13yrs) bronze 50m freestyle, Milly Roach(13yrs) bronze 50m backstroke and Isabella Davy(13yrs) silver 50m breaststroke. Additional trophies were awarded to the finalists in the 50m sprints in which Melody Roberts gained 1st place (50 fly), Molly Haines 2nd (50 free), Isabella Davy 3rd (50 breast), Charlotte Bell 3rd (50 free) and Milly Roach 5th (50 back). Also competing and gaining a number of personal best times were Daisy Rixon, Olivia Cockle, Lucia Davy, Jude Hardy, Marnie Cole, Lily Durrant, Rosemary Edwards, Lilly Hardy, Louis Trenerry, Isabella Stevens, and Iona O’Connell.



23rd April 2016
Penzance water polo club travelled to St Austell for 2 matches in the 12/u and 16/u age groups. The two teams performed well and thoroughly enjoyed their games. In the 12/u match there was some great play, with strong shots at goal and good defence, resulting in an exciting finish with Penzance eventually winning 7 goals to 6. The 16/u age group showed some great skills in goal keeping, defence and attack, which allowed Penzance to score some fantastic goals and win the game 11 goals to 5. All the children worked hard throughout and displayed good team work. Well done Pz.





17th April 2016
Well done to all of our swimmers who competed in Round 1 of the Cornwall & Devon Summer Swimming League held at Plymouth Life Centre.






19th March 2016
Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed in the CCASA Intermediate Gala. Great swimming, lots of personal best times and medal winners. Well done everyone!






28th February 2016
County Championships
Fantastic results for all of our swimmers who competed in the CCASA Championships/Age Groups! Amazing swimming by Dylan who won the boys 12 years 100m butterfly and Melody who won the girls 14 years 200m backstroke. Melody continued her fine form throughout the Championships to win a further five bronze medals, 50m fly, 200m fly, 100m backstroke, 50m free, 400m free. Impressive swimming by Aaron (15 years) earned him a silver medal in the 50m breaststroke, and bronze medals in the 100m & 200m breaststroke & 100m fly. Consistently strong swimming by Connor competing in the 16 years and over earned him bronze medals in the 50m, 100m & 200m backstroke; the excellent swimming continued with Jasmine(12yrs) winning silver in the 200m backstroke, Molly(13yrs) bronze in the 50m fly and Harris(15yrs) bronze in the 50m backstroke. Junior Championship medals for finishing in the top 6 were awarded to Melody, Fletcher, Harris and Aaron, similarly in the Senior Championships, medals were awarded to Connor, Shannon, Naomi and George. Superb swimming by Wesley, Harris, Melody, Murray, Fletcher, Aaron and Connor secured qualifying times for the South West Regional Championships to be held in May. Also competing were Jude, Dominic, Lily,  Emily, Lilly, Isabella, Milly, Imogen, Sofia, Kelsi and Katie. The Penzance swimmers all put in a fantastic effort and achieved a total of 90 personal best times between them, with every swimmer achieving at least one. There was strong competition throughout all the age groups and all the swimmers performed extremely well.
Well done everyone!



7th February 2016
Congratulations to Melody Roberts and Connor Keeler who recently attended the CCASA Distance Championships held at Bodmin Leisure Centre. Melody competed in the 800m freestyle and finished in 2nd place in the girls 14 years age group and placed 4th overall in the Junior Championship. Connor competed in the 1500m freestyle and finished in 8th place in the boys 16 years and over.









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16th January 2016
Well done to all of our swimmers who competed in the CCASA Junior Inter Club Gala, a great team effort with excellent swimming by everyone





12th December 2015

Congratulations to Tyler Kearey who after attending trials at Cheltenham was selected to represent the South West under 14s water polo team. The tournament was held at Walsall Gala Baths on the 12th December and included eight teams from seven regions across England, Scotland and Wales. The South West finished in 6th place.








Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th December 2015

An excellent weekend of swimming at the Plymouth Leander Christmas Meet. Well done everyone!








Saturday 5th December 2015

Swimmers who attended the CBH Winter Invitational Meet recently held at Penzance. Great swimming, lots of personal best times and medal winners. Well done everyone.











Sunday 6th December 2015
Congratulations to the senior mens team and the U14s team representing Cornwall at the Inter County Water Polo Championships recently held at Millfield. It was the first time in 20 years that the U14s had entered a side. A total of 10 Penzance players travelled with the U14 squad, and all played extremely well against strong sides from Devon, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset and Gloucestershire.

Cornwall seniors who were last years trophy holder battled hard against the other counties but came up short to see Wiltshire ending up on top. Penzance provided 7 players in the senior squad.





Saturday 21st November 2015

Lots of amazing swims with fantastic results for our swimmers who competed at the CCASA Development Gala. Well done everyone.











8th November 2015

The swimmers who competed at the North Cornwall Dragons Open Meet. Excellent swimming, lots of personal best times and medal winners. Well done everybody.



                                                            


             



17th October 2015
Congratulations to Tyler Kearey and Fletcher Stevenson who were invited to play for Barnstaple water polo under 14 years in the national age group championships (NAGS) recently held at Manchester Aquatics Centre against the best teams in Great Britain. They both played extremely well in helping the team win 3 of their 5 matches.

The Go For It water polo tournament has begun for 2015/16, with teams competing from Penzance, Newquay, Barnstaple, Devonport and Okehampton. Penzance have made a good start with 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Well done to the Penzance team, Ben May, Anthony Stevenson, Neil Eddy, Tom Foreman, George Hollis, Zack Roberts, Mawgan Osborne, Tyler Kearey, Fletcher Stevenson and Toby Osborne.




18th October 2015

Congratulations to Connor Keeler and Shannon O'Connell and the Cornwall team who competed at the Inter-County Team Championships at Sheffield on Sunday. Shannon represented the team in the girls 16/17 years medley relay, swimming the backstroke leg and Connor also swimming the backstroke in the boys 14/15 years medley relay. Cornwall competed in Division 2 and finished in 15th place.






3rd October 2015

Congratulations to everybody who competed in the Carn Brea & Helston Open Meet. A great start to the season with excellent swimming, resulting in lots of personal best times and medals.









13th September 2015

Well done to Molly Haines who recently attended the SW Talent Development Camp held at Millfield School, which was open to girls aged 12 years, who had qualified for the SW Regional Championships earlier in the year. It was good fun and a fantastic experience.









26th July 2015

Well done to all of our swimmers who competed at the Plymouth Leander Open Meet on the 24th - 26th July at the Life Centre. Congratulations to medal winners, Melody Roberts, Fletcher Stevenson, Thomas Morice and Archie Vingoe. With all swimmers gaining a personal best time it was a great way to end the season. Missing from the photo are Olivia Cockle, Louis Trenerry, Daisy Rixon, Ella Chalwin, Jude Hardy, Dylan Cole, Thomas Morice, and Archie Vingoe.












Thursday 23rd July 2015

Congratulations to all swimmers who competed in the Club Championships and to those who received awards at the Presentation Evening. It was a great evening and we look forward to the next club championships which will take place in June 2016.













Saturday 4th July 2015

Well done to the swimmers from Penzance who attended the Diddy Dragons Meet at Bodmin for ages 7 - 9 years. There were excellent performances by all of the swimmers and the gala was a great introduction to competitive swimming for these younger members. 













Sunday 5th July

Congratulations to Molly Haines and Thomas Morice who recently competed at the Fast Five Sprints in Gloucester. Both swimmers competed in a series of 50m sprints and a 100m Individual Medley. It was a great experience for the swimmers and both performed exceptionally well.










Saturday 4th July 2015

Well done to Melody Roberts who recently attended the Regional Beacon Water Polo Trials at Hengrove Leisure Centre in Bristol. The 2 hour long intensive session involved swim fitness and water polo drills.








31st May 2015

Eight swimmers from Penzance Swimming Club recently competed in the South West Regional Championships. Connor Keeler, Shannon O’Connell and George Hollis competed in the Youth Regional Championships which was held at the Plymouth Life Centre. Murray Stevenson, Molly Haines, Thomas Morice, Fletcher Stevenson and Aaron Stevens all qualified for the Age Group Championships and this was their first experience of competing individually at regional level for the club. The Age Group Championships were held over two weekends, the first at Hengrove Leisure Centre in Bristol and the second at Millfield School in Somerset. Outstanding individual performances were achieved by both Aaron Stevens and Connor Keeler. Aaron, competing in the Age Group Championships, produced an excellent swim in the boys 14 years 50m breaststroke to finish 6th in the heats and qualify for the final, in which he finished in 8th position. In the 100m breaststroke, Aaron finished in 10th place, narrowly missing out on a finals place. Connor, competing in the Youth Championships, performed exceptionally well in the boys 15 years 200m backstroke, finishing in 9th place in the heat and gaining 4 positions in the final to finish in 5th place. In the 100m backstroke Connor finished in 9th place in the heats and retained the same position in the final. Also in the 400m Individual Medley, Connor put in an excellent performance to finish in 7th position. The level of competition was of a high standard and all of the Penzance swimmers performed exceptionally well and enjoyed the experience of competing at a higher level meet, amongst some of the best swimmers in the South West.






26th May 2015

Swimmers who recently attended the Mark Foster Swimming Academy which took place at Carn Brea Leisure Centre. The day involved a 2 hour land training session, followed by a 2 hour pool session where the swimmers were coached by Mark Foster, 6 times World Champion and Katy Sexton MBE, World Champion Backstroker. The day also included a mindset and motivational talk and a  question and answer session. It was good fun, relaxed, very informative and welcoming for both swimmers and parents. Everybody had a great day and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.   








May 2015

Well done to those who competed in the Newquay Cormorants Open Meet on Sunday. There was great swimming by everybody resulting in lots of personal best times and several swimmers winning medals.  










4th May 2015

Congratulations to Connor Keeler, Shannon O'Connell and George Hollis who competed in the SW Regional Youth Championships at Plymouth.






26th April 2015

Well done to everybody who represented the club in the first round of the Cornwall & West Devon League at Plymouth. There was a fantastic team effort with lots of excellent swims, resulting in Penzance finishing in 2nd place in Gala 2.









21st March 2015

Well done to everybody who competed in the CCASA Intermediate Gala. There were lots of good  performances, medals and personal best times. Well done everybody!











14th March 2015

Well done to everybody who competed in the CCASA Championships. It was a very successful fortnight with lots of amazing swims, numerous personal best times, medal winners and finalists. Congratulations to Connor Keeler who is the junior county champion in the 200m backstroke and to George Hollis who is the senior county champion in the 100m Individual Medley. 







12th February 2015

Melody Roberts and Connor Keeler who competed in CCASA Distance Championships held at Bodmin. Melody won a bronze medal in the 800m freestyle and Connor a bronze medal in the 1500m freestyle. Both swimmers improved their personal best times by over a minute and have qualified for the SW Regional Championships which will be held in May. 










1st February 2015
Fantastic results for Penzance Swimming Club at the Cornwall County Team Relay Gala, held at Penzance. Penzance finished in 3rd place. Well done everybody.





24th July 2015
Congratulations to the swimmers who competed at the Carn Brea & Helston Winter Invitational Meet. Excellent swimming, lots of personal best times and medals.









24th January 2015

Jodie Stephens and Emily Walker attended the SW water polo trials for U17 girls at Plymouth Life Centre. It was a two hour session consisting of one and a half hours of drills and half an hour of match play. It was a great experience and both girls thoroughly enjoyed it.











January 10th 2015

Penzance Swimming Club have gained promotion to Division 1 following the Cornwall County Junior Inter-Club Gala which was recently held at Penzance Leisure Centre. The  Penzance team ( aged 9-12 years) put in a fantastic performance with great swims all round and were placed 1st in Division 2, winning the Julie Search Shield which was last won by the club in 2010. As a result the club will be competing in Division 1 next year. The results were Penzance: 169 points, St Austell: 120 points, Carn Brea & Helston B: 101 points and North Cornwall Dragons B: 59 points.