• ASA Swim North West Youth Champs 2013
  • Regional Championship Success
  • Swim/Cool Down Protocol
  • June 2013 – Time Trial
  • International Training Camp 2013
  • LTAD

Wigan BEST (Borough Elite Swim Team)

We are a Nationally recognised elite swimming club, based in the North West of England. Wigan BEST works in partnership with WLCT Swim Squad providing the necessary professional support for the Elite swimmer, ensuring every swimmer in the squad has the opportunity to realise their potential.

WLCT has an excellent Aquatic strategy that ensure that swimmers have the opportunity to develop their talents from arm bands to podium success by providing the optimum environment and the opportunities at every stage of their development, this is achieved by utilising the WLCT learn to swim programme, community swimming clubs wlct swim squad and Wigan BEST. This provides a fantastic development path which has helped Wigan to remain one of the countries premier competitive swimming centres.

Latest News

Squad Weekly Session Programme.

Wigan BEST weekly session programme from the 3rd May 2021 can be viewed HERE … [Read More...]

Tier 4 – Squad Closed

Unfortunately the Government has moved Greater Manchester into Tier 4 and as such mandatory that all Swimming Pools must close at this time, and such the squad will not be able to re-open as planned on the 4th January 2021 and will remain closed … [Read More...]

Return To Training

Following the announcement of the lifting of  lockdown on the 2nd December I am pleased to inform everyone that we are able to open squad session once again, with the first session back being our junior development at Hindley on Wednesday 2nd … [Read More...]

2nd National Lockdown

As from Thursday 5th November all leisure facilities including swimming pools have been forced to close, cancelling all squad sessions until at least the 2nd December. I would like to congratulate all our swimmers on their hard work getting back … [Read More...]

Charlie Selected For Welsh Skill Squad

After all the depressing news over the previous few months it is fantastic to report that following his excellent improvement and development leading up to lock-down BEST member Charlie Collins has been selected to the Swim Wales Skill Development … [Read More...]

Phase 2 post lockdown

Following the first 4 weeks of training as from the 1st September 2020 we are moving on to phase 2 of our return. During this phase we have increased the weekly hours for the swimmers slightly moving nearer to our full programme. SWIM SQUAD PHASE … [Read More...]

3rd August Squad To Re-Open

As you will be aware the government has made an announcement stating that pools may reopen from the 25th July 2020. Inspiring healthy lifestyles has taken the decision, to phase open their facilities. With regards to the squad we will begin on a … [Read More...]

Notice Board


Monday 3rd May 2021 all sessions cancelled.

Temporary Session Changes

Please note if there are any temporary session changes they can be found by going to the menu above "Swim Squad" then "Session Changes"

Competition Information

Wigan BEST competition plan and meet information can be found by going to the menu and clicking on the "Calendar of Events" "Competition"

Swim Meet Closing Date Reminders


Official Swim Shop

SwimPath – online swimshop to buy swimwear, equipment and all things swimming

Swim Camp Partner

Visit Cyprus

Open Meet