Frequently Asked Questions

A guide for parents and swimmers new to swimming competitions and racing v2

On this page we endeavour to answer all the questions you have about Competitive Swimming. If you have an unanswered question after checking out the information here then please EMAIL WEB MANAGER and we will get the answer published here for you!


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Club information

How do I join Portsmouth Northsea?

How do I join Portsmouth Northsea?

Easy – come and have a try out! Check out the squad pages for a general guide of the criteria you need to meet for each level, then contact us to arrange your trial session – email

Not ready to join a squad yet? We also offer swimming lessons

Contact  OR

Phone: 07780 902759

What do the Committee Members do?

The Committee Members do a lot behind the scenes to support the club – check out the committee member role guides for all the details

Committee Role Guides

How can I support the club?

How you can Support your Club


The club is always looking for parents to volunteer, be it as part of the Committee or supporting Open Meets and competitions.

Roles are varied and you will be provided training and support.

If you have some time to support the club with administrative skills or in a committee role please contact us!   Email

If you are interested in becoming an official please Email


  • Offical Timekeeper
  • Official Judge
  • Official Starter
  • Official Referee
  • Gala – Meet Manager
  • Gala – Announcer
  • Gala – Recorders
  • Gala – Runners
  • Gala – Door Money & Programme Sales
  • Gala – Marshall / Steward
  • Gala – Raffle Organiser
  • Gala – Medals


Committee Role Guides