Project Description

  • Activity Provider:

    Bristol Penguins Olympic Swimming Club

  • Activity Name:

    Swimming

  • Activity Description:

    Focus is in competitive swimming: from learn to swim to competition at national level, with masters swimming, links to other local swimming clubs and the united Bristol swimming Club network.

  • What age is it for?:

    5 to 90

  • Male/ Female or Both:

    Mixed

  • What ability do people need to be?:

    All

  • Delivery Area:

    Various, across Bristol

  • Where can people find out more:

    bristolpenguins.com

  • Approx cost (may be subject to change):

    Varies depending on level. For most people around £38 per month

  • Volunteering Opportunities:

    Teaching, coaching, life-guarding, chaperoning, team management, officiating, fund-raising, event organisation

  • Where does your activity take place?:

    Mostly at Easton Leisure Centre. Teaching takes place at the Bristol University Pool and St Mary Redcliffe school. Some coaching takes place at Horfield Leisure Centre, Hengrove Park Lesiure Centre, and Badminton School, depending upon swim squad.

  • Other Info:

    We have about 300 members ranging from those learning to swim, swimming for fitness, a competitive squad (with squads competing at all levels) and a masters section for adults.

    Our ethos is to teach and coach children to not just to swim but to become lifelong swimmers. We aim to provide a productive yet fun atmosphere where each swimmer can progress along their own individual swimming journey. We also aim to do our bit to help our young members develop as young people as well as swimmers such as through our young volunteer programme. Our club is managed by a group of dedicated and well organised volunteer committee members and have achieved Swim 21 accreditation – the kite mark for swimming clubs to ensure clubs are run properly including a check to ensure necessary safeguarding arrangements are in place.

    We are proud to be one of the most diverse swimming clubs in the South West of England and have members from across Bristol. We have had particular success with our junior swimmers over the years and we now work closely with United Bristol Swimming Club to provide an improved provision for age group, youth and senior swimmers for those who really excel.

  • ‘Free’ offer

  • What should participants wear/ Bring?:

    Normal swimming costume, goggles and towel