Wild swimmers make a splash

Wild swimmers make a splash. Bournemouth Collegiate School's (BCS) swimming squad is being sponsored by Wild Recruitment.

Wild swimmers make a splash. Bournemouth Collegiate School’s (BCS) swimming squad is being sponsored by Wild Recruitment.

Dorset’s most successful swimming squad has secured a sponsorship deal before this summer’s national championships.

Wild Recruitment has got behind Bournemouth Collegiate School’s (BCS) swimming academy that will have 13 members at the finals.

The squad is off next month to Majorca for a week’s training camp – and will also be wearing kit with the Wild Recruitment logo and carrying branded rucksacks.

There are just 32 members of the school’s squad, making the number selected for the ASA National Summer Championships and British Summer Championships even more impressive.

One of the school’s coaches is Zoe Baker, a four times world record holder in the 50m breast stroke, European gold medallist, three times World bronze medal winner, Commonwealth gold medal winner – and BBC’s Superstars champion.

Richard Harrison-Poole, BCS’s Director of Sport, said: “We have 32 swimmers in our top squad, 22 in our performance squad and 13 going to the national championships.

“It is an achievement we are incredibly proud of and it’s down to the hard work of the swimmers and our talented coaching team, including Zoe Baker, Adam Parfitt and Tony Watson.

“The swimming section is a huge part of the school’s sports academy, a programme in which pupils can combine their studies with high level coaching from professionals.

“We give our sportsmen and women a personal timetable so they can receive coaching and an excellent education in school hours, allowing time for a life outside of school.”

Wild Recruitment is based in Poole, with other branches in Portsmouth, Milton Keynes and London, and is part of the national Berry Recruitment Group.

Wild Managing Director Michelle Stewart said: “The swimmers at BCS are a hugely successful group and we are proud to sponsor and be associated with them.

“They have achieved a great deal already at a county and regional level and we wish them all the best at the national championships this summer.

“Our Wild branch in Poole serves the whole of the Bournemouth-Poole conurbation as well as covering east and north Dorset.

“The agency specialises in the commercial, office and professional and industrial and driving sectors.”



Pic caption: The BCS swimmers with Director of sport Richard Harrison-Poole rear right, performance swimming coach Zoe Baker front right, performance swimming coach Adam Parfitt front left and Jacquie Broyd, team manager, rear left.


Notes to journalists:

Berry Recruitment is a specialist recruitment group operating in the private and public sectors from 32 locations across the UK.

Employing more than 200 people, Berry is on track to achieve over £70m turnover in 2016.

There are eight specialist Berry divisions covering office and contact centre, technical and IT, industrial, driving, rail, construction and asbestos, care and catering and hospitality.

With its head office in St Albans, Hertfordshire, Berry was formed by recruitment industry experts including Tony Berry, former head of Blue Arrow and Manpower, and Ian Langley, Chairman of infrastructure recruitment specialist, Airswift Holdings.

Berry’s strapline is ‘combining talent with opportunity’.

Tel: 01727 898650. Email: spencer.berry@berryrecruitment.co.uk



Bournemouth Collegiate School (BCS) is a co-educational independent day and boarding school based on two sites in Poole and Bournemouth, Dorset.

The prep school (ages 2-11) is located at Poole and the senior school (ages 11-18) in Southbourne, based in the former grand summer residence of Viscount Portman.

BCS was formed when Uplands School and Wentworth College merged.

In total there are nearly 600 pupils and the school wants to inspire them to make the most of the talents they have.

This way the pupils at BCS, of any age, grow in self-esteem, develop resilience, have a sense of adventure and are equipped to face all the challenges of growing up into young adults.

Contact: 01202 436550



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