• April 2013 – Time Trial
  • International Warm Weather Training Camp
  • ASA Swim North West Regional Age Group Champs

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


2014 National Swimmers

On behalf of Wigan BEST we would like to wish all our swimmers who are competing in the British National Age Group, Youth and Senior Championships in Sheffield  and the Welsh Nationals in Swansea  the best of luck. Our swimmers are - British Age … [Read More...]

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Hannah Joins National Group

Congratulations to 12 year-old Hannah Sheehan who has been offered a full-time place with the WLCT Swim Squad National Development Group. During 2013/14 season Hannah has developed to an excellent standard which has seen her achieve and compete at … [Read More...]


James Achieves National Time In Aberdeen

13 year-old James Cross competing at the Scottish National Age Group Championships in Aberdeen has become the 10th Wigan BEST swimmer to achieve their National Qualifying Times. It came in the 13 year boys 200m Backstroke where James finished in … [Read More...]

BEST girls collect their medals from WLCT Executive Business Director Mr Pete Burt.

9th Swimmer achieves NQT

Well done to Katey Cooper who has become the 9th swimmer from the club to achieve their 2013/14 season National Qualifying Time. Katey took the time in the 13 year girls 200m Breaststroke finishing in 2:47.80 finishing 2nd at the ASA Swim North West … [Read More...]

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13 swimmers from Wigan BEST (Borough Elite Swim Team) managed to achieve the tough Regional Qualifying Times and were in action in Manchester over the last two weekends competing in the Regional Age Group Championships. Coming up against the best … [Read More...]

Harley Beentjes

ESSA National Team Selections

Following some excellent performances throughout the 2013/14 season Phoebe Vaughan and Harley Beentjes have both been selected to compete in the Inter-Divisional School's Championships to be held in Bristol 28th & 29th June 2014. Both Phoebe and … [Read More...]

Regional 800m Freestyle Champion

400m Freestyle NQT

Competing in the 400m Freestyle Phoebe Vaughan powered her way to being the 15/16 year girls Regional Champion and achieved her second National Qualifying time in the process finishing the event ahead of the rest of the field in a time of 4:27.60 … [Read More...]

Notice Board

Sunday Session Cancelled

Please note that due to a swim meet taking place at Wigan LC this weekend our session on Sunday 27th July 2014 has been cancelled for all groups.

Please accept our sincere apologies for this unavoidable change. Junior Development swimmers may make this session up by attending any other session within the junior development programme.


Wlct Swim Squad has made some session changes from the the 28th July 2014 through to the end of August 2014. These changes can be found by going to the menu "WLCT Swim Squad" and to "Temporary Session Changes"

Thursday 24th July 2014

We have arranged an extra session to be held at Wigan L.C. commencing at 8:30am for our Swimmers who have qualified for both the British and Welsh Nationals on the above date.

Would swimmers please ensure they bring along their club t-shirts as we have arranged for a team photo.

National Group Saturday Morning

From Saturday 9th May 2014 our Saturday National Group session will now commence at 6:20am to 8:20am with the Land-Training 8:40am - 9:20am

Head Coach