Club Structure


City of Bristol Aquatics is a Performance Swimming Club who aim to develop the long term potential of outstanding competitors, preparing them to compete at the highest levels Regionally, Nationally and Internationally.

Joining us at Start Para can allow for several routes in our inclusive squad structure: 

  • Staying in Start Para - Swimmers don't have to transition if they believe it is not the right move for them 
  • Academy - Swimmers aged 8-12 years who meet the Squad Criteria
  • County Competition - Swimmers aged 13+ who meet the Squad Criteria 
  • Parkwood Swimming Lessons - For those who attend a Start Para trial session, but may benefit more from teaching, rather than coaching 


When a Start Para swimmers meets the Squad Criteria for another squad and wants to transition, Paddy will work with them and the Squad Coach to ensure a seemless move into the group. After this, Paddy will continue to check in with the swimmer and coach to ensure a good relationship is maintained.