Para Penguins launched

David Cousins

From April 2021, Bristol Penguin Olympic Swimming Club is running dedicated para squad swimming sessions on Fridays from 7.30-8.00pm at Easton Leisure Centre.

The aim of these sessions is to support swimmers to achieve their potential through improvements in technique, individual support plans to increase progress during other swimming sessions, working towards competitions and making friends and having fun.

Para Penguins is open to swimmers who are at least 8 years old, have a physical or diagnosed learning disability and are able to swim 25m in deep water in both front crawl and backstroke. Swimmers do not need to have an official para classification to join the sessions.

Polly Mullen, Penguins Membership Coordinator, adds “We are very excited to launch a dedicated session for those swimmers with additional needs. We are pleased to be able to support our current members and welcome new members into our inclusive club”. Please contact Polly on [email protected] if you would like to book a trial or find out more information.