Swimming Coaches

Josh Jobbins

Lead Coach

An ASA qualified as a Level 2 coach, Josh is the Lead Coach for Penguins.

Josh can be contacted at josh.jobbins@bristolpenguins.com

Jason Silcox


Jason is a level 3 qualified coach who teaches the swim academy and also coaches higher level swimmers within Penguins.

David Cousins


David has been coaching and volunteering for Penguins for many years. He leads the Age Group programme and co-ordinates the Level 3 Open Meets. David co-ordinates all the teaching and coaching at Henbury Leisure Centre.

Email David at david.cousins@bristolpenguins.com

John-Paul Holmes


John-Paul is a level 2 qualified teacher who teaches and coaches all squads at Henbury Leisure Centre.

Swimming Coaches and Committee Members

Ben Mullen

Chair, swimming teacher and coach

Ben has been helping out at Penguins for over 10 years. He is an enthusiastic and inspiring coach and teacher and is always looking at ways to improve Penguins further. Ben can be found at most galas and at poolside much of the week teaching at the Swim Academy or coaching the older swimmers.

Email Ben on ben.mullen@bristolpenguins.com

Polly Mullen

Swim Academy Coordinator, membership coordinator, financeĀ support and swimming teacher and coach

Polly enjoys teaching the young swimmers in the Swim Academy and watching them grow into competent swimmers and move on into the main squads.

Sue Rees

Life President, Swim England membership Coordinator, swimming teacher and coach

Many people will not know the volume of work Sue does at Penguins, but she does much behind scenes as well as coach the squads at Henbury. Sue attends most galas and either helps out on the desk or officiates. The club championships have also been organised by Sue for many years.

Scott Tanner

Coach and committee member

Scott has been swimming with Penguins for many years and is a vital part of the coaching team, committee and masters squad.

Helen Giles

Vice Chair, treasurer, swimming teacher and coach

Helen’s children both swum with Penguins and Helen has been helping out with the club for many years. A committed volunter, Helen has several committee roles as well as teaching at the Swim Academy and coaching at Easton.


Jeremy Dudley

President, Open meet coordinator,

As a pivotal member of the team, Jeremy’s hard work behind the scenes gives the opportunity for swimmers to compete in galas and many other things.