Swimmers in Level 5 are moved into this group personally by the head coach, either from Level 4 or from outside clubs looking to join. This is the top squad in BMSS and the swimmers are expected to be committed to the programme the head coach has given them. The group are expected to work hard, and work together as a team, leading and setting a positive example to the rest of BMSS. Swimmers at this level should be working towards qualifying for national events.
Swimmers in Level 4 are now at a very high level and have shown they are willing to commit and take the sport seriously. This group is now dedicated to working hard, as a team in a positive and competitive environment, pushing each other on to make personal gains. Swimmers at this level should be making regional meets and have their eye on qualifying for national events.
Swimmers have moved to Level 3 by showing their promise and dedication to the programme. All swimmers are expected to be more committed than most, and the aim is to provide the opportunity for swimmers in the programme to gain positive experiences by learning and training together in a positive, competitive environment. Swimmers at this level will be looking at gaining entry into County /Regional competitions.
Swimmers in Level 2 have moved from Level 1 by showing promise and exploring their natural talent paired with dedication and hard work. Swimmers in Level 2 are expected to be fully committed and the aim is to provide the opportunity for swimmers within the borough of Bolton and surrounding areas to gain positive experiences by learning and training together, with a view to swimmers entering County competitions and open meets.
This is the entry level to BMSS, swimmers have arrived via a referral from a local club or have arranged a trial direct with the head coach Ric Howard (BMSS.firstname.lastname@example.org). The aim is to provide the opportunity for swimmers within the borough of Bolton and surrounding areas to gain positive experiences by learning and training together and to complement the swimmers existing club training programmes.