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

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

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...]

Jennifer Strikes GOLD!

Jennifer Green showed her tough character and winning mentality when she powered her way to victory in the 16 years 400m freestyle and taking Wigan BEST first gold medal of the week at the English Nationals in Sheffield, her winning time of 4:28.69 … [Read More...]

16 second pb for Olivia

A fantastic performance by Olivia Sheehan in the 14 year girls 1500m freestyle gave her a brilliant 5th place, in what was a challenging week for Wigan BEST swimmers at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow. Olivia smashed her personal … [Read More...]

Record 19 BEST Swimmers To Compete At National Events

A record 19 Wigan BEST swimmers have been selected to compete at various National Events over the next 2 weeks. The National campaign commences with the British Summer Championships in Glasgow with 7 swimmers competing over the 6 days from the 23rd … [Read More...]

Wigan BEST Swim Squad Update

Wigan Pool Update. Maintenance work on Wigan Pool is progressing as planned and looks like will be open as scheduled on the 5th June, which mean's that the squad will move back in to the pool on Monday 10th June 2019. However the maintenance work … [Read More...]

BEST Top Club In Blackpool

Congratulations to all our swimmers who competed over the Bank-Holiday weekend in Blackpool, and came away with the top club trophy. All our swimmers really where on top form producing personal best time after personal best time, and taking an array … [Read More...]

4 Swimmers Qualify For Glasgow

Swimmers from left to rightJennifer Green - Hannah Sheehan - Jodie Gittins - Rachel Hornby The 2019 British Swimming Championships will take place in Glasgow from the 16th to 21st April. This event is one of the main events of the season with … [Read More...]

Notice Board

Summer Session Changes

Would all squad/club members please note that as we come to the end of the 2018/19 season the squad moves on to a summer weekly session programme with the National & AGP ability groups having a 2 week complete break.

These changes will be emailed through via the squad distribution list and published on this site by clicking on "IHL Swim Squad" on the menu above and then scrolling down to "Session Changes"

The changes will be shown on a weekly basis.

Weeks commencing 22nd & 29th July are available.

2019 Wigan BEST Annual Membership Fee Now Due

2019 membership fee is now due and should be paid no later than the 31st January 2019. The committee are pleased to announce that the annual fee will remain the same as last year. For full details and to download the 2019 membership form please go to "Membership" on the main menu above.

Temporary Session Changes

We do advise that you keep a check on your emails and regularly check this website to keep up to date with any necessary changes that we may need to make from time to time. Any changes may be found by going to the menu above click on "Swim Squad" and then "Session Changes."

Competition Information

Wigan BEST competition plan and meet information can be found by going to the menu and clicking on the "Meets" heading. Next Swim Meet

Closing Date Reminders

Southport End of Season Meet

This is a level 3 meet our final open meet of the season and a great opportunity to lower your timesEntries Returned No Later Than 28th May 2019