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International Women's Day 2018

Swimming, Diving, Artistic Swimming , Water Polo, Education

Celebrated globally, International Women’s day is a day that recognises social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Here at Swim Wales we have an abundance of successful women that are dedicated to making the sport of swimming a triumph. Whether they are taking the dive in the pool or behind the scenes, our female staff and swimmers are proud to be able to help younger generations reach their full potential.

In the year where we press for progress, our own female swimmers are progressing up the ranks with 9 of our 15 strong Commonwealth Games swim team being female. Committed to their sport, these ladies are no strangers to success with 2 Olympic Medals, 5 Commonwealth Medals, 6 British Championship Medals and 14 Welsh Long Course records and 14 Welsh Short Course records are just some of the achievements that they have gained, and they are set for more success in a couple of weeks down on the Gold coast.

Away from the pool however, our female members of staff are equally successful. With 40% of our board being made up of women, Nicola Rylett, our Non-Executive Director of the board and the founder of her own company, says ‘I am so proud to work as a NED Director for Swim Wales, one of the most progressive sporting governing bodies in Wales. I hope my small contribution on the board inspires and enables the progression of women across Wales and the UK.’

Additionally within the day to day workings of Swim Wales, we are supported by a strong staff that is made up of 50% women. Head of Governance, Zita Cameron states, ‘as Head of Governance for Swim Wales I am proud to say the organisation I work for has a framework that represents openness and honesty. As the only female Senior Manager I have a voice and have earned the respect of my colleagues. I aspire to be bold and collaborative and recognise the importance of Equality in the workplace.’

As the core of Swim wales sits firmly in delivering excellence, participation and inspiration. our staff certainly deliver this. Whether it’s in the everyday office life or going for gold, Swim Wales strive for the best, and endeavour inspire and give back to our community.

From Swim Wales to all the women of the swimming community, we thank you for your hard work and dedication.