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

Meet Pack for Cub Champs is on the competition page. Good luck to all the swimmers at the Swim Wales Summer Nationals. Job opportunity for a new Assistant Head Coach.

 

Summer Break

Bridgend County Swim Squad will not be operating any training sessions during the period of August 13th - August 27th. The first sessions of the new season will be held on Tuesday 28th August.

Hope you all have a nice holiday.

 

Job Opportunity - ASSISTANT HEAD COACH OF BCSS

We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible individual to work as an Assistant Head Coach with Bridgend County Swim Squad.

Working set hours including weekend working the successful candidate will be responsible for coaching and evaluating various squads within Bridgend County Swim Squad. The post also includes attendance at competitions identified by the head coach. 

Holding a minimum of an UKCC Level 2 Coaching (Or UKCC Level 1 Coaching working towards UKCC Level 2 Coaching) qualification for teaching / coaching swimming.  Applicants will require excellent communication skills and be able to manage groups of swimmers at various ages.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to join and contribute to a new coaching team that will help further develop Bridgend County Swim Squad.

Click here for the Job Information Pack

 

 

NEW HEAD COACH OF BCSS

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.

 

Team bonding day at Liquid Leisure

 

It was an early start for everyone as they made their way to Liquid Leisure near Windsor and a day of fun on the water. 43 swimmers and parents tackled the wet conditions and the floating obstacle course. Some of the more adventurous (or crazy!) took a ride on the Banana boats and tried to hold on for the bumpy ride. Glad you all had a great day. Many thanks to Lisa Pugh for organising the trip

 

 

Competitive Skills training sessions will be amended slightly for the next few weeks. 

Mon

Ynysawdre (As usual,)

Tues

Maesteg (As usual)

Wed

Pencoed swimmers to attend the Pyle Link group 7-8pm.

Thurs

No training

Fri

Ynysawdre (followed by Land Training with Jane - bring skipping ropes)

Sat

Ynysawdre 6am-8am with Performance

Sun -

3-4 pm Pyle

 

 

 

In order for us to improve the time it takes to inform Parents of forthcoming competitions or to notify of any changes, we will try to email everyone with the details.

Please follow the link below to register your updated details and email address for a quicker contact time

 

 Thank you.

 

 

BCSS is one of the Swim Wales Performance Centres based at Ynysawdre in Tondu, Bridgend.

Catering for competitive swimmers from Stage 7, Learn to Swim, through Development and Competitive Skills Squads to Performance Level.

 

 

 

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