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Welcome to Bridgend County Swim Squad    Croeso i Garfan Nofio Penybont Ar Ogwr

About Bridgend County Swim Squad


Welcome to Bridgend County Swim Squad. We are a competitive club of nearly 400 members, catering for all ages and levels of swimmer once they have learned to swim. We were formed from the merger of four local clubs  - Bridgend, Cynffig, Maesteg, Pencoed and the Bridgend County Performance Centre. The Club had its own swimming pool at Llangeinor until it had to close and be demolished in 2008. Our squads currently train at Ynysawdre and at local pools in Maesteg, Pencoed and Pyle. Some training sessions are also held at the National Pool, Swansea and Cardiff International Pool.  



Llangeinor Swimming Pool


Head Coach Matt Williams is always looking at new ideas to motivate swimmers through a fresh approach in training procedures and the structure of the club. He is ably assisted by Steve Robinson, the Assistant  Coach and a team of dedicated assistants who put in so much time and effort to help make BCSS one of the leading Performance Centres in Wales.

 The Club has already produced swimmers who compete at both national and international levels, and have competed as a team in the Arena League Western Premier Division for the past ten years, reaching the division final in 2005, 2012-16. This means competing against clubs like Cardiff, Millfield, Swansea and Plymouth, which is no mean feat.

Bridgend County Swim Squad is an amateur club that relies on the help freely given by elected committee members and other helpers. The club can never get enough help whether it's arranging an Open Meet, organising social events or helping on poolside at galas. Volunteers are always warmly welcomed.

Halo Leisure has assisted the Club in many ways since the company took control of the local swimming pools from Bridgend County Borough Council. BCSS is grateful for all the assistance they have received from the Halo Company and its staff.    




 Ynysawdre Swimming Pool



BCSS provides the opportunities for athletes, coaches and volunteers to believe in their ability and develop the skills to perform beyond their potential.



Our aims:


 1.  Develop Quality Environments


  • Ensure a high quality governance structure is in place

  • Ensure a structured development pathway that is open to all is in place

  • To provide an atmosphere that inspires swimmers to achieve their maximum potential through a strong work ethic, discipline, self-motivation and self-esteem;

  • To develop team unity where everyone encourages and takes pride in each other at all levels of competition.

  • To create an inclusive club with a culture that seeks to maximise the individual potential of each competitive swimmer.

  • To build a team where everyone's success is celebrated.


 2.    Athlete Development (Membership Growth& Retention)


 Increase number of members

Ensure club membership is maintained at no less than 80% of the capacity

Implement a retention strategy to improve retention rate within the club

To encourage as many individuals to participate in the sport of swimming regardless of their age or level of swimming competence (within the constraints of its existing resources or available space).

To provide a safe, structured environment in which swimmers can enjoy developing those skills essential for competitive and social swimming


3.    Athlete Development (Performance


  Increase in the number of athletes on National Programmes during2018.

  Increase the number of athletes making Regional, National & British times.

  To teach all of our swimmers the core values of respect, self-confidence, discipline, hard work, sportsmanship and team spirit which will carry with them.


4.    Coach & Volunteer Development


Ensure all sections of the club have access to quality coaching

Maintain and increase the number of Volunteers by 2018

Maintain and increase the numbers of Coaches

Develop and implement a Recruitment and Retention Strategy

To provide excellence in professional coaching and programs to develop individuals to the best of their abilities to compete at the highest levels;



 The Committee

The committee is elected, according to the Club Constitution, at the AGM which is held in June of each year.

The Committee for 2018-19 is as follows:

  Roland Nicholas   Chair  

            Keryl Jones   

Vice Chair
Clare Cook Secretary
Catherine Tarpey Treasurer
Lisa Davies Membership Secretary
Matt Hickman & Gareth Gardener Fixture Secretary
Matt Williams Head Coach
Steve Robinson Assistant Coach
Angela Martin Asst. Treasurer
Vacant Asst. Secretary
Dr Laura Wass/Andrew Martin Welfare Officers
Claire Hamm Funding/Sponsorship co-ordinator /Marketing/PR co-ordinator
Julie Wisden/Anna Trzyna Events Co-ordinator
Claire Millar

Volunteer / Officials Co-ordinator

Rhys Gronow Club Kit Co-ordinator


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