Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with Penguins; teaching, coaching, officiating and many admin roles, to name but a few. If you are interested in volunteering with Penguins or would like more information, please contact Polly Mullen on pollymullen@outlook.com

We currently have a number of roles urgently needing to be filled.


Official

Description

Officials perform a number of roles at galas such as timekeeping, place judging, turn judging and others. Train to be an official with Bristol Penguins – it’s great fun.

Time

Training takes two classroom sessions plus poolside training. Once qualified, people can officiate at any gala their child swims in.

Location

Poolside


Masters Admin Assistant

Description

To work as part of a team to make a masters calendar, organise entering meets, update the masters section of the website, liaise with Andrej, organise social events etc.

Time

Some meetings and some admin time

Location

At home and a few meetings a year


Open Water Coordinators

Description

To sit on the open water sub-committee to organise a variety of open water events during the season. The admin to include finding sites, writing risk assessments, organising coaching, inviting appropriate swimmers, costings etc.

Time

Some sub-committee meetings and some admin time

Location

At home and a few meetings a year


Teacher / Coach

Description

Teachers and coaches are needed for the swim academy and main squads. Penguins will support people through the training process by pairing trainees with experienced teachers/coaches for observation and to start teaching/coaching small parts of a session. The next step is to sign up for a training course. Once volunteers have helped out regularly (once a week) for six months, Penguins will repay half the course fee and the whole fee after a year of volunteering.

Time

Weekly – sessions can be chosen

Location

Any pool we use


Social / Fundraising Coordinator

Description

To sit on the social / fundraising sub-committee to organise the summer and Christmas parties. To plan, organise and run fundraising and other social events.

Time

Some sub-committee meetings and some admin time

Location

At home and a few meetings a year


Website Team

Description

To work as a team to keep the website up to date. To request relevant information to update the website. To liaise with the committee to make any structural changes needed.

Time

Some meetings and some admin time

Location

At home and a few meetings a year