Bristol Penguin Olympic Swimming Club


Becoming an Official 

We are always in need of more licenced officials at Bristol Penguins. This is an interesting job, which is vital to be able to run galas and you will be able to watch lots of the swimming! Officiating qualifications start at J1 in which people train to be qualified to timekeep and judge turns. A J2 qualification includes stroke judging and placing. J2s is the qualification which allows officials to start galas and R qualification is referee to run galas.

If you are interested in becoming an official or to find out more about the process, please either speak to one of the officials or email Polly Mullen at [email protected]. You don’t need any experience at all to do this job as there will be a training course and then follow up time on poolside to gain relevant experience.