Records tumble at Masters Short Course Championships

Records tumbled as the Masters community came together for the final time in 2022 at the Swim Wales Masters Short Course Championships. A new world record, a pair of British records and a haul of Welsh records were set at Newport’s International Sports Village on Saturday. Spencer SC’s Amanda Heath etched her name in the […]

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Safeguarding

Cardiff Met awarded Learn to Swim Accreditation

Cardiff Met University has become the latest provider to be awarded Swim Wales Learn to Swim Accreditation. As a Swim Wales Accredited Provider, the Cardiff Met Learn to Swim Programme has been recognised for providing excellence in their delivery, governance and sustainability. More importantly, Cardiff Met have demonstrated that they are giving their learners the […]

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Welsh swimmers star at Swim England National Winter Championships

British and Welsh records fell in Sheffield as Welsh swimmers starred at the Swim England National Winter Championships. Matt Richards, Tyler Melbourne-Smith and Medi Harris were all amongst the medals at Ponds Forge International Pool. Richards continued his red-hot return to the form that saw him claim Olympic Relay gold last year, as he broke […]

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Eight Welsh Swimmers on World Class Programme

A group of eight Welsh swimmers have been invited on to British Swimming’s World Class Programme (WCP) for the 2022-23 season, as preparations begin for another World Championship year and another move closer to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The Welsh contingent have been selected after a thorough selection process following an unprecedented year in the […]

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Swim Wales National Club Award Winners!

The virtual Swim Wales National Club Awards 2022 celebrated our incredible Welsh Aquatics community on Thursday evening. If you missed the live stream, the full awards broadcast can be found here on our Facebook and YouTube pages. The Awards recognised athletes, coaches, volunteers and clubs who have made an outstanding contribution to Welsh aquatics over […]

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Outstanding Contribution Award Nominees

Join us live on our Facebook and YouTube channels on Thursday 1st December at 19:30 for the Swim Wales National Club Awards 2022! The Outstanding Contribution award recognises a Swim Wales member who has contributed significantly to Welsh Aquatics. The winner of the award will have made a significant contribution to their Aquatics club or […]

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Club of the Year Nominees

Join us live on our Facebook and YouTube channels on Thursday 1st December at 19:30 for the Swim Wales National Club Awards 2022! One of the most prestigious awards of the evening will be the Club of the Year Award, which celebrates the club that has made biggest contribution to Welsh Aquatics over the 2021/22 […]

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Aquatic Athlete of the Year Nominees

Join us live on our Facebook and YouTube channels on Thursday 1st December at 19:30 for the Swim Wales National Club Awards 2022! The Aquatic Athlete of the Year award recognises an individual who has achieved personal success this year across any aquatic discipline. The winner is not solely based on performances in the pool, […]

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Aquatic Coach of the Year Nominees

Join us live on our Facebook and YouTube channels on Thursday 1st December at 19:30 for the Swim Wales National Club Awards 2022! The Aquatic Coach of the Year Award recognises a coach who has achieved personal success this year. This could be reflected in their positive attitude and commitment, as well as their performance […]

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Volunteer of the Year Nominees

Join us live on our Facebook and YouTube channels on Thursday 1st December at 19:30 for the Swim Wales National Club Awards 2022! Volunteers are the beating heart of our sport, and the Swim Wales Volunteer of the Year Award celebrates those who give their precious time and effort for the betterment of their aquatic […]

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Young Volunteer of the Year Nominees

Join us live on our Facebook and YouTube channels on Thursday 1st December at 19:30 for the Swim Wales National Club Awards 2022! Our first Development Awards of the evening will celebrate the volunteers who give their invaluable time and effort to enable the aquatics community to thrive. The Young Volunteer of the Year Award […]

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Senior Performance Athlete of the Year Nominees

Join us live on our Facebook and YouTube channels on Thursday 1st December at 19:30 for the Swim Wales National Club Awards 2022! The Swim Wales Performance Athlete of the Year Award recognises an athlete aged 18 or over across what has been an unforgettable season for our swimmers, para swimmers and divers. The Swim […]

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Swim Wales Para Swimming Award Nominees

Join us live on our Facebook and YouTube channels on Thursday 1st December at 19:30 for the Swim Wales National Club Awards 2022! The Swim Wales Para Swimming Award recognises an individual or group who have made an outstanding contribution and commitment to increasing opportunities for disabled people of all ages to be aquatically active. […]

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Swim Wales Coach of the Year Nominees

Join us live on our Facebook and YouTube channels on Thursday 1st December at 19:30 for the Swim Wales National Club Awards 2022! The Swim Wales Performance Coach of the Year celebrates a coach, or coaching team, who have enabled their athletes to thrive over the last 12 months. The Swim Wales Performance team nominated […]

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Swim Wales Young Performance Athlete of the Year Nominees

Join us live on our Facebook and YouTube channels on Thursday 1st December at 19:30 for the Swim Wales National Club Awards 2022! The Swim Wales Young Performance Athlete of the Year will raise the curtain on the Swim Wales National Club Awards 2022. This category will celebrate the achievements of a performance athlete under […]

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Harris & Jervis in World Short Course Championships Squad

Welsh swimmers Medi Harris and Daniel Jervis have been selected to represent Great Britain for Melbourne’s World Short Course Championships. The Swim Wales duo will travel down under as part of an 11-strong British Swimming team heading to Melbourne for December’s 16th FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships (13th – 18th December), as attention turns […]

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Water Polo teams look to the future with new schedule

With British Water Polo preparing for what is set to be one of its busiest seasons, the GB Water Polo Leadership Group have published a report following their September meeting to outline their intentions for the sport going forward.  The GB Water Polo Leadership Group met last month before publishing the framework for the sport […]

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Nominations Open! Swim Wales Club Awards

Nominations for the Swim Wales National Club Awards 2022 are now open! Swim Wales members will be able to put forward their nominations in five National Club Award categories ahead of the virtual Awards Evening on Thursday 1st December. This year we will celebrate award winners across 10 categories, recognising achievements in and out of […]

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Alys Thomas is forced to retire

Alys Thomas has been forced to retire from competitive swimming. The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist has called time on a glittering career on the advice of medical professionals due to an ongoing wrist injury that she first sustained before the 2010 Games in Delhi. Despite her injury issues, the 31-year-old reached the summit of […]

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National Squads confirmed for 22/23 season

Swim Wales has confirmed the National Swimming and Para Swimming Squads for the 2022/23 season. A total of 116 Swimmers and Para Swimmers have been selected to the Swim Wales National Squad Programme across eight groups for the upcoming season. Athletes have been notified of their selections, with 58 gaining selection to the National Elite […]

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Aled’s para coaching journey

On Day 4 of Para Swimming Week 2022, we hear from British Swimming Para Swimming Performance Coach Aled Davies on his journey from being introduced to para swimming, through to coaching at the Commonwealth Games and his new role in Manchester. The last 18 months has proven to be a steep learning curve for Aled […]

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Swim Wales Club Awards return!

The new look Swim Wales Club Awards will return on December 1st! Following the success of 2020’s virtual Awards night, we are delighted to confirm this year’s edition of the Swim Wales Club Awards will again be held virtually on Thursday 1st December at 19:00, available online for all to view. This year, after listening […]

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Johnson’s journey to Paralympic Gold

On Day Two of #GetIntoParaSwimming Week 2022, Paralympic and World Championships Gold Medallist Liz Johnson talks about her journey from the early days at Bedwas Leisure Centre to stepping on the podium, and her advice for young swimmers going through the classification journey. Liz Johnson scaled the summit of para swimming to become one of […]

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