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


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Autumn Newsletter

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September News from Matt

Click here to read an introductory letter to all members from Matt Williams, our new Head Coach



Welcome to Mr Ben Reid  who joins our Coaching Team as the new Assistant Head Coach of Bridgend County Swim Squad.

Ben has been part of the coaching set up at the City of Cardiff Swimming Club for the past 6 years and has worked at both the Performance and Competitive levels. He has been the Coach for the Cardiff Dragons and has been coaching swimmers in the Fast Track section of the Performance programme. Ben has previously swum competitively for the City of Cardiff.

Ben is a qualified ASA Level 2 Swimming Coach and also an ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher.

This is an exciting addition to our new coaching team that will help rebuild and further develop Bridgend County Swim Squad. Ben will start in his new role on September 10th. Welcome to BCSS Ben - Croeso.



We'd like to announce the appointment of Mr Matthew Williams as our new Head Coach.

Matt has been the  Assistant Head Coach of Hillingdon Borough Elite Swim Team (Hillingdon SC) for the past 3 years. Previous to that he was the Head of Academy / Performance Coach at City of Cardiff Swimming Club for eight years.

Matt has continued to develop his coaching skills at every opportunity. He was the Swim Wales Young Coach of the Year and a member of the Swim Wales Para Swimming Staff. Matt has been part of the Swim England Pathway Coach Development Programme for the past 3 years and was on the Middlesex County Team Staff for 2018. He was also the Swim England London Region Open Water Talent Camp Skills Coach.

In 2018 Matt has coached 4 British Championships Qualifiers and qualifiers for the Swim England Winter Championships. 4 swimmers were also selected for the Swim England National Performance Pathway.

Matt has been involved in swimming from the age of 8, having swum competitively for City of Cardiff before moving into the world of coaching.

Matt will start his role with Bridgend County Swim Squad in the new season as he is committed to taking his current swimmers through to the National Championships.

We look forward to Matt working with everyone at the club - croeso i Garfan Nofio Penybont / welcome to BCSS.




Message from the BCSS Kit Co-ordinator.


 I will be at The following sessions this week at the times stated for you to meet, view and try on kit:

Ynysawdre - Monday 10/9/18 from 18:30 - 19:00 for Competitive Skills. Session starts at 19:00.
Ynysawdre  - Wednesday 12/9/18 from 19:30 - 20:30 for Development 1 and 2. Development 2 swimmers can try on kit before their session, Development 1 swimmers can try on clubkit after their session.
Ynysawdre - Thursday 13/9/18 19:00- 19:30 after Performance session.
All kit must be ordered and paid for through the Active System (without exception).

If you have not yet registered for Active, please contact the BCSS Treasurer Kath at

Some parents are having problems re-logging on to the Active system to order kit once they have registered. Please note that you must log back on to the system using the link sent to you in your 'Welcome to BCSS' email from Active following registrationThe email starts with the words ‘thank you for signing up ‘swimmers name’ to become a member of the Bridgend County Swim Squad 2018/19! Please review the registration details below, and keep a copy for your records.’

The link included in this email and to use is Swim portal: As a top tip we suggest you bookmark/favourite this link.

All items currently available for purchase are listed under ‘Add-ons’.
A kit order will be placed with the supplier on September the 20th
If you have any queries regarding club kit, please contact Me on email
Please can you share this message with parents who are not on Facebook or refer them to the noticeboards.
Many thanks
Rhys Gronow
Contact: 07809 687115



We are looking for new committee members to help run the club.

If you are interested please contact Roland Nicholas or Lisa Davies on the following links 



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