Category Archives: News

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Updating your details on the Active site

Category : Academy , Development , Members , News

See the following letter from our treasurer, for payment, squad changes, and accessing the Active site.

Log on to the Active website

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Swimming goggles

Category : Academy , Development , Members , News

For every pair of goggles bought using the code ‘PENGUINS10’ Bristol Penguins Swim Club will receive £5. All of their goggles feature advanced anti-fog technology, 180-degree vision with the curved lens and they’re completely watertight! 


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It’s almost party time


The Penguins Christmas party will be taking place on Friday the 15th December at the Rose Green Centre. 65 Gordon Road, Bristol BS5 7DR.

Starting at 7pm til late. Trophies from the Club Championships and Swimmers of the Year and Emerging Swimmer of the Year will be presented at about 8pm. 

An American buffet will be available so please could you all bring a plate of party food to lay on the table for us all to enjoy . Also delicious cakes have been made for all. 

There will be a disco and a visit from Father Christmas!

Also, a raffle on the evening so please could you donate a prize for our raffle table. 

Please could you kindly email me (Gemma) to confirm numbers – . I look forward to seeing you all on the night .🎉🎊🎈🎄🐧 Would be great to everyone at the party from Swim Academy all the way through to Masters! There will be no training on the evening of Friday 15th Dec as everyone will be at the party!

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Penguins joins the City of Bristol Network of Swimming Clubs

Category : Development , News

We are delighted to advise you, with immediate effect, Bristol Penguins Olympic SC will be joining the City of Bristol Network of Swimming Clubs.

This will provide an additional opportunity to Bristol Penguins Swimmers, who meet the criteria, to move to performance swimming at COB, in addition to the current UBSC route.

Bristol Penguins will be working very closely with COB to develop opportunities for its swimmers and the development of the club.

The Chairman of Bristol Penguins – Ben Mullen – will be joining the City of Bristol SC Aquatics Board

This is a great step forward for the development of the City of Bristol Network of Swimming Clubs

Mike Pearce – Chairman of COB said “We are extremely excited by the news which will facilitate many more swimmers in the Bristol area having access to our successful performance pathway. I am sure Bristol Penguins will be a valued asset to the COB Network of Swimming Clubs and we look forward to sharing future success with them as we build on last season’s excellent and record breaking results”.

Ben Mullen – Chairman of Bristol Penguins said “Bristol Penguin Olympic Swimming Club is delighted to join the City of Bristol Network of Swimming Clubs and the opportunity to link with this established and increasingly successful performance pathway. We very much look forward to being part of the collaborative network and the wider role to help develop swimming provision across the competitive spectrum”

Matt Puddy – Swimming Head Coach COB said “Our coaching network is delighted to welcome Bristol Penguins into the set-up. Together the City and surrounding area is stronger. Collectively our network of clubs support each other to develop strength and sustainability that will provide increased and quality opportunities for people to participate at all levels in the sport of swimming. The addition of Bristol Penguins to our network will only enhance the overall aquatics pathway in the area which is based at Hengrove’s International Swimming Pool. Also ensuring further high performance results through effective athlete development and collaborative coaching”

Josh Jobbins – Bristol Penguins Head Coach said “City of Bristol Aquatics provides a strong and ever improving performance environment for which I’m sure our fastest and most dedicated swimmers will strive to be a part of. In addition to this, I know myself and the coaching team at Penguins are excited to become part of this wider network as we work to improve the provision for all club swimmers.

Ben Mullen – Chairman Bristol Penguins Olympic SC
Mike Pearce – City of Bristol Aquatics

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Scott Tanner made life member

Category : Members , News

Scott has been with Penguins for 26 years – longer than the ASA records go back! In that time he has been a teacher, coach, head coach, committee member, galas organiser, open meets coordinator, Gloucester County ASA representative, team head, and morale builder. No doubt there is more. Thank you, Scott, for all your time and work with the club.

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2016 Christmas break dates

Last session: Friday 23rd December 2016

Xmas Break

First session back: Tuesday 3rd January 2017