To provide children from all backgrounds with an opportunity to develop individual swimming and diving skills, participate in healthy individual and team competition, enhance overall health and wellness, increase focus and discipline, and have greater pride in their community. 


To provide all Newport, Campbell County, and surrounding area children with an opportunity to participate in summer competitive swimming and diving without cost as a barrier. 


Established in 2012, the Newport Penguins Swim and Dive Team is a summer youth swim and dive team in Newport, Kentucky that is open to Newport and non-Newport residents alike. The Team has three programs:  swim team, dive team, and swim lessons.  Registration for all programs takes place each April.  

The Team competes as a member of the Northern Kentucky Swim League (NKSL), which has been serving children in our community for more than 50 years.  The Team's summer competition schedule generally begins the day after Memorial Day, with the first practices, and ends after the NKSL Championship Week, during the end of July.  Need-based scholarships are available for Team participation.       

Consistent with its mission and vision, the Team provides water safety instruction through its swim lesson program each June and July at no cost.  Since its founding more than a decade ago, the Team has provided free swim lessons to more than 700 area children thanks to the generous support of donors and foundations.  

The Team’s home is the Veteran’s Memorial Park Pool, located at 26 Caroline Drive in Newport--the only public pool in Campbell County, Kentucky, which is operated by the City of Newport.  

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