Get involved in volunteering

Volunteers form the backbone and heart of Portsmouth Northsea family. They support the running of club events/activities and they help ensure swimming grows and thrives in our local area.

Our volunteers are our biggest asset and their contribution is invaluable.

Why should I get involved?

Volunteering is hugely rewarding! It is a great way to develop yourself and others, to meet people, and to get involved in and give back to your local community.

Supporting our swimmers is critical to both the success of the club and our swimmers.


Meet Volunteers

Time commitment: with flexible roles available you can pick a role that fits in with you!

There are many ways and roles in which to support the club to run meets:

  • Announcer
  • Changing Room Door
  • Computer Results & AOE Shadowing
  • Door/ Raffle
  • Marshalls
  • Runner
  • Medals Table
  • Team Manager
  • Drinks & Sweets

For more information on volunteering at our meets please contact our Volunteers Coordinator on [email protected]



During a competition being a timekeeper, or qualified judge gives you several advantages:-

  • A real sense of supporting your swimmer and others in living their dreams
  • Knowledge that times obtained are true, and fully within the FINA rules
  • Poolside view of the competition
  • No fees to pay to spectate

Starting as an official is simple, if you can press a button on a stop watch and write down numbers, then it is very easy to qualify as a timekeeper.

Clubs need officials at every level from time keeper to referee. There is no pressure to climb the ladder and become a referee, but if you want to then the club will support you all the way!

For more information on becoming an official email our Officials co-ordinator on [email protected]

          Role        Cost                                  Details
Timekeeper  £5

Minimum age 14 years. Course takes 1-1.5  hours, with an online test. Once completed
will need practical sign off at a meet.

Level 1 Judge

 £20* (or £15 if
upgraded from timekeeper)

Minimum age 15 years. Course takes 6-8 hours (this does not have to be done at once),

with an online test. Once completed will need 15 hours poolside experience at meets.


Young Volunteers Programme

Are you aged between 13 and 17 years and looking for training opportunities to volunteer within aquatics? For more information:


Club Young Volunteers

If you would like to gain some experience in swimming teaching, coaching, running meets or require volunteering hours for Duke of Edinburgh, please apply via this form. Our Senior Coaching Team will assess your application and will suggest relevant opportunities.

Please note that all volunteering is now centralised, so no requests will  be processed without an application form.