Masters earn more Welsh success in Rome

After Medi Harris starred for Team GB at the European Championships in Rome, there was more Welsh success in the pool as the Masters community took centre stage at the LEN European Masters Championships. GB Masters Working Group Chairman, Nicola Latty starred in the pool to bring the Masters season to a close in style […]

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Swim Wales celebrates Commonwealth triumphs

The 2022 Commonwealth Games brought significant success for the Swim Wales athletes, coaches and support staff who had the honour of representing Team Wales in Birmingham. A pair of bronze medals for Medi Harris and Lily Rice added to the impressive tally of 11 Welsh records over six days of swimming action at Sandwell. Our […]

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Heslop & Thorne make history

Aidan Heslop and Ruby Thorne created history to bring down the curtain on the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The duo became the first Mixed Synchronised pair to represent Wales in the 10m Platform event as they finished eighth with a score of 284.28 despite significant challenges in the build up to the event for 16-year-old Thorne. […]

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Heslop makes Birmingham improvement

Aidan Heslop swapped the cliffs for the platform as he improved on the 10m Platform score from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games four years ago. The 19-year-old added more than 12 points to the total he earned out in Australia as he finished eighth in a strong final at Sandwell Aquatics Centre. And Heslop was […]

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Rhiannon’s Commonwealth Games Experience

Have you been inspired to Volunteer by the Commonwealth Games? Please speak to one of the Swim Wales Team to get involved! Read Rhiannon’s story: Team Wales’ swimming stars proudly represented the country in the pool during the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, but there was another proud Welsh woman who played a key role during the […]

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Hawkins makes Commonwealth Final

Lucy Hawkins began her international career with a Women’s 10m Platform final appearance at the Commonwealth Games. The 22-year-old high diver grew with confidence throughout the biggest competition of her life to make it into the final round at Sandwell Aquatics Centre. And Hawkins made sure she soaked in the whole experience. “The day has […]

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Robert James Tribute

A tribute to Robert James from Swim Wales Chair Allen BewleyIn memory of Robert James, former Chief Executive Officer, and Board member of Swim Wales. I have known Bob as a friend, mentor, and valued working colleague ever since the first time we met way back in 1988, when he was then the Chief Officer […]

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Records to end Commonwealth Swimming

Swim Wales athletes closed the Commonwealth Games swimming in style with a Welsh record at Sandwell Aquatics Centre. The Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay team smashed an eight-year-old record to finish fourth on day six, while Medi Harris proved her class once again in the 50m Backstroke Final. The relay group made up of Joe Small, […]

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Harris hot streak continues

Medi Harris sealed her spot in the Women’s 50m Backstroke final in style on day five of the Commonwealth Games. Fresh from her 100m Backstroke bronze medal winning performance, Harris went up another level over the shorter distance to qualify second fastest and earn a place in lane five tomorrow evening. It took a Games […]

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Records tumble at Commonwealth Games

Welsh records fell and personal bests were beaten on another incredible day of aquatic action at the Commonwealth Games. The Men’s 4x200m Freestyle team came agonisingly close to adding a third bronze medal to the Team Wales collection in Birmingham, as Scotland snatched third place thanks to a rapid anchor leg from Duncan Scott. Calum […]

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RICE AND HARRIS BAG BRILLIANT BRONZES

Lily Rice and Medi Harris secured Wales’ first medals in the pool on a super Sunday at Sandwell Aquatics Centre. In her first swim of her debut Commonwealth Games, Rice produced the goods to win S8 100m Backstroke bronze, despite suffering from illness. Her achievements become even more remarkable when you factor in that she […]

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Wales pipped to the podium on Day 2

Wales were denied a place on the Men’s 4×100 Freestyle relay podium despite smashing records on day two of the Commonwealth Games. After powering into the final as the third fastest qualifiers in a record time of 3:18.69, Matt Richards and Calum Jarvis were brought into the fold alongside Dan Jones and Tom Carswell. The […]

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Wales signal intent on day one

Wales may have missed out on a place on the podium after a stunning Mixed 4x100m relay final performance, but they signalled their intent to their Commonwealth rivals on day one in the pool. The Welsh team, who were making their debut in the event at Sandwell Aquatics Centre, went toe-to-toe with Australia, England and […]

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Jervis soaking in Birmingham atmosphere

Daniel Jervis and his Swim Wales teammates have been forced to overcome bumps in the road on their journey to the Commonwealth Games, but he is ready to soak in every second when he dives into action on day one. The Resolven distance specialist will be one of the first Welsh athletes to feature at […]

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Swim Wales Summer Open Key Info

Swim Wales Summer Open 2022  Wednesday 3rd August – Sunday 7th August  WNPS, Swansea Swim Wales is proud to present the Summer Open. The Swim Wales Summer Open includes the HomeNation Summer Events and the Welsh Summer Open.The Home Nation Summer events will offer invited places to top Home Nation Club ranked swimmers,plus any Home […]

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Swim Wales partners with Speedo

Swim Wales has today announced a multi-year partnership with Speedo, the world’s leading swimwear brand, to provide swimwear and specialist equipment to all aquatic athletes across senior and junior squads. The deal, which runs for the next seven years across the Commonwealth Games and two Olympic cycles, will see Speedo become the official technical and […]

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Full Commonwealth Games Squad Announced

Swim Wales is proud to announce the 16 swimmers and three divers selected to represent Wales at the Commonwealth Games, joining the four para swimmers who have already qualified. The 23-strong Welsh team will include Olympic and Commonwealth champions, and 18 debutants in an exciting blend of youth and experience. Tokyo gold medallist Matthew Richards […]

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