Level 1

Level 1 is the entry on to the programme. This takes place either in September, January or April of each swimming season. Either by referral from swim clubs, or through application to the head coach at bmss.richoward@outlook.com

All swimmers are expected to be fully committed to the following aims and objectives:


  • To provide the opportunity for swimmers within the Borough of Bolton and surrounding areas to gain positive¬†experiences by learning and training together
  • To complement the swimmers existing club training programmes
  • To progress to the Junior groups
  • Develop technique and skills on all 4 strokes
  • Develop the technical and mental skills required to assist and improve performance
  • Improve basic aerobic conditioning
  • Develop Individual Medley skills
  • Develop basic speed
  • Participate in an appropriate competition plan
  • Develop knowledge relating to basic swimming mechanics
  • Maintain and develop appropriate behaviour and responsibilities within a individual and group training¬†environment
  • Develop greater individual responsibility for swimming commitment and performance