City of Bristol Aquatics

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What we do

The City of Bristol Aquatics provides aquatic activities for fitness, competition and fun across three sections of Swimming, Water Polo and Artistic Swimming. The benefits include building up your knowledge on safety, improved health, stamina, strength and meeting new people. As with all sports the more you put into the sport, the more you will get out of it.

The club is one of the top performing UK swimming clubs, but it’s not all about the performance. We also believe that sport is about your own personal achievements. We aim to be an inclusive welcoming club and are proud of our #oneteam ethos.

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How the Club Works

The aim of City of Bristol Aquatics is to provide an environment for the coaching and development of Aquatics. We are here to provide the opportunity and encouragement to enable all of our membership to reach their full potential within their chosen section. The club relies on volunteers to manage the club, run events and assist with the coaching and we'd love for you to get involved. A management committee elected by the members to run the day to day activities for each section.

The club holds an AGM each year when it reports to the membership and elects the committee.

Volunteers are active across all aspects of the club, from coaching to management and administration. Volunteering has many recognised benefits including:

  • It makes you happier. People who volunteer in sport often feel a sense of pride and say that their life has a sense of purpose.
  • You’ll meet new people. Volunteering in sport is a great way to make new friends and connections. A shared love of sport often leads to new friendships. You won’t only connect with the other volunteers in the club, but attending meetings and events is a good way to get to know club members and the wider community too.
  • It’s a great way to develop new skills. Volunteering can help you to improve current skills or develop new ones. Different roles will offer different opportunities. So volunteering doesn’t only benefit your club, but also you as a volunteer. .

We believe that volunteering for the club is the best way you can support your swimmers.  It ensures that club money is only spent in areas such as facility hire, equipment and coaching leadership and training.  We rely on the members and their families to provide their skills to the club where they can be most effective in order to keep the costs of a quality provision affordable for all the swimmers.