Bolton Metro Swimming Squad (BMSS) was founded nearly twenty years ago and is a self funded Performance Swimming Squad for Bolton and the surrounding community. Affiliation to the to Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) via the then Northern Counties was achieved with the support of the local swimming clubs and agreement was negotiated that swimmers compete for Bolton Metro at County, Regional and National level but still keep swimming for the clubs at local level.
BMSS have strong relationships with the local authority, Serco and local Clubs and have attained the ASA's Swim 21 Club Accreditation year on year; the ASA's 'quality mark'.
BMSS is proud of its achievements and in its development of young athletes who have successfully represented themselves and Bolton at County, District and National levels. Alongside this, BMSS has developed swimmers who have attained the very highest standards, having represented our Country at Commonwealth, Paralympics and Olympic games.
BMSS are also keen to foster swimmers with disabilities and we have experienced coaches with disability expertise. We are naturally proud of our past achievements and look to the future as we are constantly striving to move forward, working towards excellence.
Getting the best out of yourself is a challenge. You need people around you who will provide friendly competition when the going gets tough. Support your team mates and they will support you. It is hard to get out of bed at 4am some mornings, knowing your team mates are there will help.
Any swimmer starting this sport first needs to focus on the mastery of technique and skill. Striving for rhythm, relaxation and the greatest distance per stroke will help you to get better and better. Improvement in Bagcats creates the platform for success in youth and senior swimming.
Athletes are responsible for their own performances. Champions understand that quality performances are reliant on their own actions and not just to luck or other people. Successful swimmers seek and value knowledge. Perfect training exercises time and time again to be a champion.
If you have any questions about Bolton Metro Swim Squad, such as registering to swim with us or the website in general, please complete the contact form.
BMSS is an accredited swim21 'Competitive Development' Club