FRANCIS GIULIANI was told by coach Larry Gruver, along with his fellow Penguin swimmers, to take a week off from training now that the summer club season has come to an end.

But after last weekend’s performance, Giuliani is not sure he can stay away from a pool that long.

Giuliani had a dominant performance among the 15-and-16 age group swimmers at the Penguin Plunge, winning the 500 freestyle, the 1,000 freestyle, as well as the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke.

“I want to get into a pool and start swimming hard right now, right off the bat,” Giuliani said. “I want to go to the sectional meet in the spring, so I want to get in the pool right now.”

Giuliani was most pleased with his performance in the 500 freestyle, which he won in a time of 5 minutes, 54 seconds – a personal best.

“I want to start training for longer stuff,” Giuliani said. “I got some speed work in this summer. Before, I was a long distance swimmer, but now I can basically do well in all the events, like the 100s and 50s.”

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