Covid-19 Statement

The club takes the safety of our swimmers, coaches and volunteers very seriously.  We have implemented strict Covid-19 protocols to ensure social distancing in and out of the pool, and are currently operating to restricted lane capacity to ensure this.  All swimmers and adult members sign our Covid protocols and processes, and an undertaking to train only when fit and well to do so, and notify the club of any requirements to isolate.  We have at least one Covid Liaison officer present at every training session, and often more, and our Covid Lead acts as the central co-ordinating point for Covid procedures, reporting to the club’s Committee.  Our welfare officers are on hand to support swimmers and parents who may have any anxieties as we realise this is a difficult time for everyone.  We are proud of our Penguins from youngest to oldest who have embraced the need for these measures to keep everyone safe.

Harlow Penguins Swimming Club

We are a small but effective club where every member counts. We aim to develop each individual swimmer to become the best they can be and to equip them with all the skills to achieve this.

We welcome swimmers of all abilities ranging from learning to swim to nationals

We place a large emphasis on technique and executing skills quickly over short distances with the younger swimmers, progressing through the distances as skills are learnt and swimmers move through the squads. As a competitive club we aim to get every swimmer into competition at an appropriate standard. The club competes in the Essex Mini-League for our younger swimmers, the Essex Swimming Leagues and the National Arena League, Swim England Essex County Championships, East Regional Championships and British Nationals. We also take part in several open meets throughout the year and hold internal galas.

Alongside the coaches, we have a dedicated team of volunteers on the committee who enable the club to run smoothly, and numerous officials who help at events ranging from our internal galas to the regional championships.

At Harlow Penguins we believe swimming is for all, and with encouragement, patience and lots of hard work everyone can reach their goals.