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


The Development Squad train across 2 of the Borough's pools at Ynysawdre & Pyle. 

This squad caters from swimmers who have passed a minimum of stage 7, and these swimmers usually progress from the Skill Academy run by both Halo Leisure and Bridgend County Swim Squad.

Swimmers will aim to develop stroke technique across all 4 strokes, improve skills on Streamlining, Turns and Starts, and begin to develop their race skills.

The squad is coached by Gary Parkes, Mike Parkes, Ruth Jones and Poolside Coaches Niamh Bussey, Lara Robotham and Ola Kruk.


Fees: £29.50 per month

Attendance Expectation: 3 sessions per week 

Minimum Attendance Requirements: None, but swimmers will not improve if they don't attend regularly!

Entry Criteria: Ability to swim all 4 strokes to expected standards/FINA Law and complete a 100m IM (matches requirements to pass Wave/Stage 7 of Swim Wales/England LTS schemes).

Assessment: Ability checked by academy coach during 4th session of each month (IM session).



Development Squad Training Times…...





7:00—8:00 pm  (1 session)

7:00—9:00 pm   (2 sessions)



7:00—8:00 pm   (1 session)

 6:00—8:00pm (2 sessions)






Mike Parkes



  Gary Parkes




  Ruth Jones Ynysawdre
  Lara Robotham Ynysawdre
  Niamh Bussey Ynysawdre


  Ola Kruk Ynysawdre
  Abbie Thomas Ynysawdre



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