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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

 

BCSS has recently appointed a new Head Coach in Matt Williams and the club looks forward to new ideas and a fresh approach in training procedures and the structure of the club.  He will be ably assisted by Ben Reid, the new Assistant Head 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

 

Vision

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

 

Aims

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 was held in June.

The Committee for 2018-19 is as follows:

  Roland Nicholas   Chair  

            Anne Davidson  

Vice Chair
Clare Cook Secretary
Catherine Tarpey Treasurer
   
Lisa Davies Membership Secretary
Matt Hickman Fixture Secretary
   
Matt Williams Head Coach
   
Ben Reid Assistant Coach
   
Vacant Asst. Treasurer
Vacant Asst. secretary
   
   
Vacant Funding/Sponsorship co-ordinator /Marketing/PR co-ordinator
   
Vacant Events Co-ordinator
   
Anne Davidson

Volunteer / Officials Co-ordinator

   
   
Rhys Gronow Club Shop and Club Kit Co-ordinator
   
   
   
   

 

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