Find out more about our efforts and how you can help

Winchester City Penguins Swimming Club is formal name of our registered charity that exists to create opportunities through swimming. We have over 1000 members from the very young all the way through to our more senior swimmers. Fundraising plays a vital role in the creating of the best opportunities for all our swimmers. We would not be able to get new and exciting swimming aids and other swim tools without the help and support of our members.

We will be working hard to raise as much money as possible over the next few years for equipment needed now and in the future. We have many exciting things to fundraise for including:

  • Wedges for Backstroke Starts
  • Stopwatches
  • Pace Clock
  • Underwater blocks for improved lessons safety and flexible programming
  • Bungee Cords
  • Underwater Camera
  • Underwater mirror (primary to support young swimmer development)
  • ...and many more things
Feel free to send us any fundraising ideas you may have and also feel free to join our fundraising team using the contact us page, the more the merrier! 

Thank you for for all your help, together we will make a difference.

Join the Penguins Charity Lottery Today

Each month we will be holding a charity lottery. You will be able to purchase a number that will be written on a ping-pong ball and drawn at random by one of our swimmers on the first Monday of every month. 40% of the lottery proceeds will be available for prizes with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd monetary prize. This leaves 60% of the lottery funds going straight towards fantastic new equipment or opportunities for our swimmers.

You can sign up to this lottery using ‘Go Cardless’ on a monthly basis so no need to have to remember to pay each month. Members of the fundraising team will be available with forms for you to sign up. If you aren’t able to catch one of our team members, please send the following details using the contact us form:

  • Parent Name
  • Swimmer Name
  • Squad Name or Lesson Day
Monthly amount (£5 per ball) Why play the national lottery when your money can go straight to benefiting your children with a much greater chance of winning a monthly prize!

Use Easy Fundraising

This is an easy one that we can all do so please sign up now. It will cost you nothing and is very simple to use. If you download the easy fundraising app to your phone, it is even more straight forward to use. When you buy something, just go through the app and you will instantly raise money. When you sign up, simply select Winchester City Penguins as your charity and start shopping.

Please help support Winchester City Penguins Swimming Club by shopping online. If we all used it for our weekly supermarket shopping or amazon purchases, I’m sure we will hit the target in no time!

Use ‘easy fundraising’ to shop with over 3,300 retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS,, eBay, Boden and M&S. Every time you shop, you’ll raise a free donation for Winchester City Penguins Swimming Club every time, it’s that easy! Watch the short video to learn more.