• Regional Championship Success
  • June 2013 – Time Trial
  • LTAD
  • Swim/Cool Down Protocol

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

Coronavirus Closes Facilities

Following tonight's announcement by the government it is with regret that as from 9pm tonight (20th March 2020) all Leisure Facilities will close due to coronavirus pandemic. This means that all Wigan BEST Swim Squad training sessions will be … [Read More...]

Olympic Trials & Regional Championships Cancelled

Following meetings by the various management teams it has been announced that April's British Swimming Championships in London and the Swim England North West Regional Summer Championships have been cancelled following the announcement by the … [Read More...]

Lancashire Champions 2020

Wigan BESTLancashire County Age Group Club Champions 2020 An amazing team performance from all of our swimmers at the 2020 Lancashire County Championships meant that Wigan BEST became the top swimming club in Lancashire. The Championships are … [Read More...]

Hannah & Charlotte Dubai Bound

As part of the "Diploma in Sporting Excellence" programme Hannah Sheehan and Charlotte Giles will fly out to Dubai on Monday morning for a weeks training and will take part in a swim meet the following weekend where the girls will take an opportunity … [Read More...]

3 Swimmers Selected To Represent Lancashire

Congratulations to Francesca Brady, Charlie Collins and Jodies Gittins who have all been selected to represent Lancashire Counties this weekend in Sheffield at the Inter County National Final. Joining the trio of BEST swimmers will be our Assistant … [Read More...]

Jennifer selected on to the “Diploma in Sporting Excellence” programme

Congratulations to Jennifer Green on achieving selection to the Swim England "Diploma in Sporting Excellence" programme. The Diploma in Sporting Excellence (formerly AASE) is a government funded programme designed for young talented … [Read More...]

2 More Medals For BEST Swimmers At English Nationals

A fantastic performance in session 8 of the English Summer Nationals in Sheffield saw Jodie Gittins become the first BEST girl to break 59 seconds for several years when she snatched the bronze medal in the 17/18 year girls 100m freestyle finishing … [Read More...]

Notice Board

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"

2020 BEST Membership Now Over Due

Swimmers who are still outstanding with their 2020 BEST Membership must pay in full as soon as possible.

Those swimmers still outstanding by the end of next week risk the chance of having their entries for all future meets with Wigan BEST refused.

For full details please go to "Menu" above and click on "Membership"

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

CO Liverpool Spring Meet ENTRIES now closed.

CO Sunderland National Qualifier ENTRIES now closed.

CO Sheffield Premier Meet ENTRIES now closed.

SE North West Summer Regional Event Cancelled

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