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NEWPORT PENGUINS LOOK FORWARD TO SUMMER 2021! The Northern Kentucky Swim League (NKSL) has announced that there will be a competitive swim and dive season in 2021, subject to COVID-19 precautions. The Penguins will hold virtual information meetings for existing and potential families after the NKSL finalizes summer plans, sometime in late April. Follow the Newport Penguins on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

In the 2019 NKSL summer season, Newport proudly finished:
-3rd in the Dive All Star Meet
-2nd in the Swim All Star Meet
-6th in the Boys Dive Champ Meet
*Ashton Pawlak finished 2nd overall in 11-12 boys
-6th in the Girls Dive Champ Meet
*Grace Hedger finished 1st overall in 11-12 girls
*Addie Tinkler finished 2nd overall in 11-12 girls
-5th in the Swim Champ Meet, which was hosted by Newport
*11-12 Girls Free Relay placed 1st (Ragan Moore, Ava Horner, Raine Ellerman and Sarah Littrell)
*Sarah Littrell (11-12 girls) finished 1st in 50 free
*Jaeger Ellerman (11-12 boys) finished 1st in breaststroke (4th year in a row) and 1st in 100 IM
*Emma Littrell (13-14 girls) finished 1st in Open 200 free, 1st in 100 free with a new NKSL record of 59.36, and 1st in 50 free with a new NKSL record of 27.73, capturing the prestigious NKSL High Point Award
*Paige Hedger (15-18 girls) finished 1st in 50 back


In 2017, the Penguins became a USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash partner and grant recipient, and in 2019 that support provided more than 160 Newport children with FREE swim lesson and water safety instruction. In 2019, the Junior Team was started to provide stroke instruction to children in preparation for future Team membership. The 2021 summer plans for swim lessons and the Junior Team will be dependent on Commonwealth of Kentucky and health agency guidance and will be announced in late April.

The Penguins home is the Veterans Memorial Park Pool, located at 26 Caroline Drive, Newport, Kentucky.
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