Penrith RSL Swimming Club commenced our summer season on Wednesday 9th October at Ripples Penrith. Our Club is family-friendly and caters for swimmers of all ability.
We have swimmers as young as 3yrs through to mums and dads competing every week. Swimmers who are not confident in the water can have an assistant in the water with them. Come along and join in the fun, we want to see every child confident and safe in the water.
In March this year, eleven of our Club swimmers were selected to compete at the RSL State Championships which were held in Muswellbrook. These eleven swimmers joined swimmers from Rooty Hill, Riverstone, Seven Hills/Toongabbie, and Castle Hill, who form our Zone 4. Our Zone competed against swimmers from Dubbo, Newcastle, Central Coast and Sydney Metropolitan area which includes swimmers from Botany, Penshurst, Fairfield, Liverpool, Hornsby, and surrounding areas.
Every swimmer from Penrith RSL Swimming Club came home with at least one medal, they also swam personal best times throughout the Championships. These swimmers represented Penrith RSL Swimming Club, Penrith RSL Club Ltd. and their families to the highest standard, cheering and encouraging fellow team members throughout the day.
The swimmers accrue points every time they place either 1st, 2nd or 3rd and by the lunch break, we were leading the point score. The team managers knew we needed to continue our success in the afternoon session when the relays were being swum. Unfortunately, we didn’t have entries in every age group for all relays but we didn’t need to worry, our swimmers excelled again in the relays, collecting more medals and valuable points.
At the conclusion of the Championships, we were named Champions taking out the Championships by a massive 41 points. As a result of the swimmer’s performances our Zone won every Perpetual Trophy that was on offer. This has never been achieved in the 58 years of the Championships.
To say we are proud of these swimmers would be an understatement, this is the second year in a row we have won the Championships, we are looking forward to defending our crown again in March 2020 where the Championships will be held in our own pool at Penrith.
Come along and join our Club, please check out our Facebook page or for further information please call:
Carol Prain (President)
0407 208 713