2nd Round of the Arena League

On Saturday, the arena league team had a quick trip up the M5 to Bridgwater for the 2nd round of the Arena League.  The team put in some great swims, with lots of cheering and support for their fellow team mates.  Well done to all the swimmers, especially those that had to swim up an age group and events that they don’t normally do.  It was a hard fought gala with Paignton finishing in 2nd place – fantastic result!  

Newton Abbot 125, Bakewell 138, Wareham 184, Neath 201, Paignton 218, West Dorset 247 

2021 Intercounties Waterpolo Tournament

2021 Intercounties Waterpolo Tournament – Silver Medallists.

Three of our u13 Waterpolo players, Owen McInally, Ava Siegle and Curtis Norris showed off their skills, stamina and determination this weekend when making their first appearance for Devon in the 2021 Swim England South West Inter County Championships, at Millfield School.

In a fast paced, exciting tournament they helped the Devon side take the first match, against Somerset, with a convincing score of 21-4, with goals for Owen (in Q2) and Curtis (in Q3).

The game against Gloucester was always going to prove more challenging, but after the first quarter, with some hard pressing and ruthless attacking by the Devon team, the score was tied at 4 – 4, it seemed that the team had a real chance to overcome their opponents. However, despite battling hard, the more experienced Gloucester side began to pull ahead in the second quarter, a pattern that the Devon side, despite working hard, was unable to reverse. When the final whistle blew the score was 16-7 to Gloucester. 

This left Devon finishing in the silver medal position on the day.

Well done to all the Devon team and especially to the Paignton players, all of whom worked really hard and were a credit to Paignton.

Exeter’s Lyndsay Powell memorial meet

This weekend saw seven Paignton swimmers race at the Exeter Lindsay Powell Memorial meet in Plymouth.  With the competition fierce throughout, it would have been easy to have become intimidated by the standard of swimming, but our swimmers fought hard and achieved some incredible results.  Between Finn, Isobel, Nathan, Flo, Emily, Elijah and Robi, they swam 30 races, achieved 24 Personal Bests, with every single race a Devon Qualifying Time, seven Regional Consideration or Qualifying Times and eight medals. Huge congratulations to all of you!

 
 

Arena League Round 1, 2021, Plymouth

Arena League Round 1

 

Last Saturday, 19 swimmers travelled down to the Life Centre in Plymouth to represent Paignton in the first round of the Arena League.  Facing tough competition from Premier Division club, Plymouth Leander and fellow first division clubs, Brixham, Dawlish, Devonport and Newton Abbot, every swimmer put in a great performance.  With fantastic team spirit spurring them on, there were numerous Personal Best times and gutsy swims, particularly from some of the girls swimming up one or two age groups. The fun and lively afternoon resulted in a close 2nd place finish for Paignton out of the first division clubs!  Bring on round 2 in November!

Swimzi order

Dear all

 
Club Shop now open!
We are pleased to announce that the Swimzi Paignton Swimming Club Shop is now open for orders. The shop is open for a limited time period so ALL ORDERS NEED TO BE PLACED BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2021.
 
New products
You may notice that there are some new products in the shop. The performance hoodies are a polyester based product like the sort of sports hoodies you would buy from Nike or Adidas, see Adam Peaty wearing our London Roar version attached. They are made using an Italian 4 way stretch fabric and are obviously a bit lighter than the sweatwear / cotton version. A sample product is being sent to us from Swimzi and should be with us shortly so that you can look at it before ordering if you wish. Once it arrives we’ll bring it down to all the training sessions.
 
More products with no minimum order quantities
Swimzi has changed factories which means that many products can now be made with a shorter lead time and with no minimum order quantities (MOQs). Products with no MOQ include performance hoodies, track suits, swimwear, club shirts and shorts.
 
Delivery
Please check the website carefully for expected delivery dates. PLEASE NOTE: THE PRODUCTS HIGHLIGHTED RED WILL BE DELIVERED IN JANUARY 2022 AND NOT BEFORE XMAS
 
Orders will be sent out to individual member addresses as soon as they are ready.