Our Vision

Wigan BEST Camp 2013 018Wigan BEST vision is to provide swimmers with the optimum environment and the right opportunities at each stage of their development to enable them to achieve excellence. We will continue to strive for gold medal success through the provision of seamless pathways from early skill development to the Olympic podium.

2012 – 2016 WIGAN BEST  Development Plan

Wigan BEST swimmers will be:

  • Encouraged to fulfil their potential as an athlete.
  • Encouraged to develop their personal and life skills;
  • Taught to appreciate the philosophy which embraces the virtues characteristic of all great athletes;
  • Encouraged to see that hard work and honest endeavour achieve success;
  • Swimmers will be encouraged to understand the value of supporting their team, and the value of support from their team in return
  • Constantly challenged and encouraged to meet every challenge positively and learn by each success and failure.
  • Taught to win with humility and lose with resolve, and to embrace the commitment to always do their personal best.

ORGANISATION

The Coaching Programme

The role of the  coaching programme is to develop the training and competition  programmes, and to coach the swimmers on a day to day basis, based on  the Long Term Athlete Development methodology adapted and endorsed by  British Swimming and incorporating the latest developments in technique  and training methods. Coaches are also responsible for team selection  and support for swimmers at relevant meets, the education of coaches,  swimmers and parents, and the associated development and administration  of the programme.

The Club’s Role

The Club’s role is  to support the coaching programme, and to assist with matters including  membership, records, competition entries, transport, accommodation,  social events, publicity, fundraising, sponsorship, merchandising,  policy formulation and welfare.

The Management Committee

The  management of the Club is the responsibility of the Management  Committee whose members are elected annually at the Club AGM. This means  that Wigan BEST is run by volunteers – ordinary members who donate  their time and expertise free of charge – in conjunction with the Club  coaching staff and WLCT.

The Management  Committee consists of the Head Coach of the WLCT Swim Squad. All other committee members are elected at the clubs Annual General Meeting.