BOBCATS are recognised for providing high quality and excellent value swimming provision for children in East Lancashire.

Pre-Squad is where children first join our team. To be offered a place, swimmers must have completed stage 7 of the National Teaching Plan or equivalent, and will need to be assessed in one of our sessions.

Our team of coaches help children to develop quality swimming technique, water safety and race skills. Most of all, we hope everyone enjoys being part of the team and wants to progress into one of our squad pathways.


Session Times

Swimmers attend one session per week, this is either on a Monday or Friday evening:






 St Peter’s, 




 St Peter’s, 





 Leisure Centre 



Please note, sessions run during term-time only.




Pre-Squad sessions cost £25 per month, payable by direct debit.


We also require each swimmer to be a club member and registered with Swim England:

Club Membership costs £25 annually, paid in September or at the time of joining.

Swim England Membership costs £19 annually, paid in February or at the time of joining.


How to Join


Please fill in the contact form here.


To speed up your enquiry, include details of your child’s current swimming ability and any lessons they have previously taken. A club official will respond with details of any available places and arrange an assessment for your child if required.


Waiting List


Pre-Squad sessions get full quickly and we often have a waiting list in operation, if there are no places available when you enquire, we can add your child’s name to the waiting list and contact you as soon as a place becomes available.