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Performance Training Programmes

Competitive Swimming

BPL works in partnership with the Bassetlaw Swim Squad (BSS) and Borough of Barnsley Swimming Club (BoBSC) as part of its BPL Performance Swimming Training Programmes. BSS and BoBSC provides the memberships, training and support required for athletes who wish to compete at a competitive level.

Together we form quite the partnership...

To qualify for the BPL Performance Swimming Training Programmes, we host regular trials across our sites, usually aimed at young swimmers in Stages 8, 9 and 10 between the ages of 7 and 9.

Those who are selected are then encouraged to join one of BPL’s Performance Swimming Training Programmes, initially alongside their BPL Swim School lessons. Once in a Training Programme, swimmers then have the opportunity to race at competitive meets and events through their BSS or BoBSC membership.

Commenting on the recent success of BSS and BoBSC at the British Summer Championships and Swim England Summer Meet, Simon Ferrarelli, Corporate Aquatics Manager for BPL said:

"It has been a fantastic 18 months for swimming in Barnsley and Bassetlaw. The partnerships with BoBSC and BSS has allowed BPL to develop the programmes to achieve these fantastic results. To have swimmers commit from such a young age and develop into national medallists is a great achievement for the programme."

BPL’s Head of Performance Swimming, Michael Glossop, also commented:

“To achieve these results just over a year on from BPL’s investment into performance swimming for Barnsley & Bassetlaw, is incredible. Together, BSS and BoBSC have since a significant rise in numbers participating in the training programmes as well as huge improvement in performance in the pool, with 9 National qualifiers across 23 events in 2018 with them bringing home Two National Silver Medals.”

For more information on BPL’s Performance Swimming Training Programmes, please contact us via the details below or fill in an enquiry form.

Michael Glossop

Head of Performance Swimming - Barnsley Premier Leisure

Head Coach - Bassetlaw Swim Squad




Carly Herbert

Head Coach - Borough of Barnsley Swimming Club




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