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