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

A number of Meet Packs are now updated on the Competition Pages. A message from the Kit Co-ordinator is on the Recent News page.


September News from Matt

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


New Active Membership Programme

Can everyone please make sure that you have registered your swimmer's details on the new Active Team Management system by September 15th at the very latest.




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.




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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