Penguin Celebration Evening Sunday 28th October 2012

Penguin Celebration Evening – Sunday 28th October 2012 Tickets Need to be Bought or at least Let us Know You’re Coming! Dear Penguin Friends, Ticket sales for the LPSC Celebration evening, Sunday 28th October 2012, are currently low. You will appreciate that arrangements have to be made, in advance, for catering, the disco and for the booking of staff to work at the venue. We therefore we need to ensure that tickets are purchased or reserved for purchase. This year we have been unable to start the event until 6.00pm due to the availability of the venue which we understand does not suit many. However, rather than have nothing to look forward to LPSC decided to progress with the evening at this time on the basis that it allows parents and swimmers time to get changed. It was hoped that, as in previous years, many would support the evening and make it a great night. Can all of those who intend to buy tickets please buy tickets at the training session organised for 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 27th October 2012.  To assist arrangements and to determine numbers for catering would all who are yet to buy tickets, but intend to, please email Alan McCarthy to confirm your intention to attend. LPSC is run on a none profit and voluntary basis and only works with the support of parents and children. The hope is that many associated with the club continue to support LPSC events, such as the celebration evening, which allow the children and parents to meet, relax and enjoy an evening not in a swimming pool! They are always a great fun and it doesn’t have to be a late night! Kind regards...

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Echo Cup Final

Hi All,   I would like to congratulate you all on your swims in the ECHO cup so far this year. Once again we have qualified for the final and this years promises to be the closet final ever. As you will be aware the team selected to swim in the final will be based on times and as such this unfortunately means not all swimmers who have competed in the first 2 rounds will be selected to swim. I do expect however all those who have competed so far to attend the final to be part of the parade of clubs who have made it through. For those of you involved in Micro League this year, the parade here is like the parade in the final at Blackpool x 100. The fantastic atmosphere generated by spectators and swimmers is unlike any other gala you will attend. Over the past couple of years the support for Penguin parents has been fantastic, no other team’s supports has even come close and it makes a big difference to the swimmers. Tickets are limited for each club and so we offer 1 ticket per child, if there are tickets left over then we hold a draw for those who would like more than 1 ticket. Tickets will be available in the coming weeks. For those of you who have the fantastic “Penguin Supporters” Tee-shirts please wear them to the gala.   Afterwards there will be a party at St Padua’s Church Hall in Mossley Hill L18 8AY AT 6:00pm for the whole club, this is a ticket only affair due to capacity so make sure you get your tickets from Alan McCarthy In preparation for the final I would encourage you all to attend as many training sessions as you can, we will hold a specific session for ECHO cup training (ie starts, turns takeovers, shallow diving and finishes) on Sunday the 21st October at the University with Adam Riley starting at 2:00pm and on Saturday the 27th October time T.B.A.  Please make every effort to get to these 2 sessions so we are as sharp as possible for the final.   Thanks again for the effort you have all put into the competition so far.   Paul   The final of this season’s COLSC Echo Cup competition will take place on Sunday 28th October 2012 at Everton Park Lifestyles....

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  SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD AQUATIC EVENT PUERTO RICO SEPTEMBER 2012 We were all very excited when we heard that Shauna had been selected to represent Great Britain at this event, but I don’t think anything could have prepared us for the enormity of it all and the emotion we all felt.   29 countries took part and I can’t tell you how proud we felt when we saw Shauna leading out the GB team at the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony was full of music, synchronised swimming, diving and dancing. The local police lined the pool and the police motorbikes entered from both sides of the pool with sirens blaring and lights flashing, which was a prelude to the entry of the Olympic flame, a very emotional moment.   Our first GB swimmers swam the next day in their prelim rounds, Shauna swam in the 25m fly getting a personal best time, which was not what we really wanted at this stage as she had to swim her final in one of the fastest groups, we thought well even if she does not win she already has achieved a personal best time, however she did not disappoint us the next day coming 3rd in her final, getting the bronze medal. By this time her dad and I had no voice left as we had been cheering for every member of the 15 strong team.   The next day Shauna did her prelim for the breaststroke and did 50m in about her usual time, and was put into the second fastest group for her final which was to be the second last race of the whole event, in the meantime she had 4x50m freestyle relay to take part in and GB had some tough opposition from Texas USA, Puerto Rico, Costa Rico and Panama. However the girls did well and Shauna now had another bronze medal to add to her collection.   Sunday 16th September was the last day of the event and Shauna’s last race, we had an agonising wait as she was not on until almost the end of the day. It was worth waiting for, she did a perfect dive and on the first length was in 3rd, but on the turn she just went for it, I don’t think I have ever seen her swim like that, she soon passed the person in 3rd and was right on the tail of the eventual winner. Not only did Shauna get a silver medal but she got a personal best time.   All 15 members of the GB team got at least one medal and some like Shauna managed 2 or 3, in all I think we got...

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