6 Winchester City Penguins swimmers have been inspired by their coaches to swim the English Channel. These 6 girls, Alice, Darcy, Maddie, Eva, Cat and Em, will be attempting to complete the challenge as an all girl Junior Relay Team in July 2021. If the girls are lucky and the tides are with them, we might even be able to get a Record Breaking Time! Even just managing to complete this epic challenge will be an amazing accomplishment fir such young swimmers.
In 2019, the girls started being coached in Open Water Swimming by Kate Steels and Rory Fitzgerald. After a short period of Open Water Swimming, the girls were hooked and inspired by the coaches stories of amazing accomplishments they had undertaken. The girls will be training hard over the next year to make sure they are ready for this huge challenge.
Alongside their normal training in the pool, the girls are being coached by fellow club members Rory Fitzgerald and Kate Steels, both of whom specialise in Open Water and Ice Swimming. They have been coaching the girls and accompanied them on a number of river and sea swims to prepare them for their relay.