Bristol Penguin Olympic Swimming Club is Recruiting

Swimming Coach / Teacher

Bristol Penguin Olympic Swimming Club (Penguins) is looking to appoint a part-time swimming coach or teacher to add to our teaching and coaching team.

Bristol Penguins is a competitive swimming club with around 670 swimmers. We teach the upper end of learn-to-swim, have competitive and performance pathways, a masters squad, dedicated para provision and support those who swim for less competitive reasons.

Our Core Values

  • To provide a productive, structured and enjoyable training programme. 
  • To develop our members as people as well as swimmers.To value and care about all our members. 
  • To teach/coach each swimmer to progress along their own swimming journey within a team environment.

For further details about the club, please visit

We welcome applications from swimming coaches and swimming teachers who wish to develop into swimming coaches. Ideally applicants should ideally hold a level 2 qualification (either teaching or coaching) although we will consider applications from those who hold either the assistant teacher or assistant coach qualification. For those who have a strong background in competitive swimming and/or have already shown transferable teaching / coaching skills, we will consider this upon application and we will support you to gain the relevant qualifications.

The role will involve teaching and coaching a variety of different groups across the club at different pools across Bristol in the week and at weekends as well as supporting swimmers at competitions.

Personal Qualities Required

  • Positive and hardworking.
  • Works well within a team of paid and volunteer coaches.
  • An effective communicator with swimmers, colleagues and parents.
  • A reflective practitioner who seeks to improve through feedback and CPD.
  • Share our core values.

This is a part-time role. The role is likely to be around 10 hours per week. A larger role, which includes additional areas of responsibility, could be available for a candidate with the necessary administrative and interpersonal skills.

Contract type and the salary is dependent on experience, level of qualification and exact number of working hours agreed.

Penguins are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all stakeholders to share this commitment. All applications are subject to relevant checks including satisfactory completion of routine safeguard checks and providing two references.

How to apply

Please contact Ben Mullen (Club Chairperson) with your CV and a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role. If you would like to initially find out more about the role, please get in touch by email or phone - - 07870 567 296.

Alternatively, apply via Career in Aquatics. See link below.

Swimming Coach/Swimming Teacher - Combined Role job in Bristol | Careers in Aquatics |

Please apply by the end of 2nd September 2023. Start Date – as soon as possible.

Posted by Swim England South West on August 7th 2023

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