Martin Noble Tribute

Swim Wales is mourning the passing of Martin Noble, a pillar of our aquatics community in Wales. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Martin Noble, who served as a pillar of our Welsh aquatics community for the last 25 years. Martin died peacefully on the 7th of July, surrounded by […]

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Benefits of LTS Accreditation

Calon Tysul Awarded LTS Accreditation

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

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Commonwealth Youth Games Squad Announced

Today, Swim Wales & Team Wales announce the athletes selected as part of the Swimming team for the Commonwealth Youth Games, which takes place in the twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago from 4-11 August this summer. Swim Wales athletes will make up a quarter of the Team Wales squad for the Commonwealth Youth […]

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YMLAEN Strategy Launched!

Swim Wales, has today launched YMLAEN – Our new strategy for Aquatics in Wales. The recognised governing body for all aquatic sport and activity in Wales is proud and excited to unveil our new YMLAEN strategy to help drive Welsh aquatics forward over the next three years. YMLAEN (Welsh for forward or progress) sets a […]

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Keri Hutchinson appointed Swim Wales President

Swim Wales is delighted to announce the appointment of Keri Hutchinson as its new President. With her deep-rooted involvement in the aquatics community and passion for promoting health and wellbeing, Keri is poised to make a significant impact in her new role as the figurehead of the national governing body for aquatics in Wales. Keri […]

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Lisa’s Volunteering Journey

Lisa Bryan’s volunteering journey borne from boredom in the viewing area at Amman Valley. Nine years later, after holding almost every role within her local club, she is now an International Para Classifier for World Para Swimming. Read her inspiring story in her own words.

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Volunteers Week: Youth Panel

Throughout the Swim Wales Winter Championships 2022, everyone in attendance will have heard the voice of Abi Thomas on poolside and in the stands. As a Youth Panel member, Abi volunteers her time to help grow Welsh aquatics while gaining valuable experience for the future. She gained five-star reviews after announcing at the Swim Wales […]

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Pardoe heading to second World Championships!

Welsh swimmer Hector Pardoe has been named in British Swimming’s marathon swimming team for the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, with the Seaside Momochi Beach Park hosting the action from 15th-20th July. The 22-year-old Olympian Pardoe is part of a British trio that also includes, Leah Crisp and Amber Keegan. They will also be joined […]

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StayWise Cymru – Saving Lives through education

Swim Wales is supporting the launch of StayWiseCymru – www.staywisecymru.co.uk, a free bilingual learning platform aimed at pupils aged 3 -18 years old. StayWiseCymru brings together educational resources of blue light emergency services and blue light organisations which have been designed to the new curriculum in Wales. The site offers free lesson plans, videos, and […]

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Young swimmers

Top Tips for taking your child swimming

As Mum to Cooper, Swim Wales’ National Learn to Swim Manager, Hanna, passes on some of her top tips for introducing little ones to the water. Before becoming a Mum herself, Hanna had the pleasure of taking nearly all of her friends little ones for their first swims with their parents. As confident as Hanna […]

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Water Safety Wales: Safety Paramount for Young People

Rise in drownings in under-20s in Wales prompts call for children and young people to be safe around open water People of all ages in Wales are being encouraged to learn key safety tips to help children and young people stay safe around the sea, rivers and other open water. The call from the Water […]

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LTS Upskilling Series Coming Soon!

Swim Wales will be launching a new series of upskilling workshops and seminars as part of Learn to Swim Week 2023 this month. The ‘From Little Bubbles to Mighty Waves’ Upskilling Series will get underway on the final day of the annual Learn to Swim Week campaign, which will run from Saturday 20th May to […]

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MyVoice Safeguarding System Launched

Swim Wales has today launched MyVoice, a new system to report safeguarding concerns. MyVoice allows anyone who has a safeguarding concern about someone else or themselves to report it quickly, easily, and anonymously if they wish, via an easily accessible link on the homepage of the Swim Wales website. Swim Wales has implemented MyVoice in […]

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Long Course Competition Opportunities Announced!

Swim Wales is delighted to announce additional long course opportunities for swimmers across Wales following the postponement of the Swim Wales National Championships 2023. After the unfortunate cancellation of the National Championships, Swim Wales has looked to create opportunities to allow swimmers to compete at a high level whilst giving them opportunities to qualify for […]

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Commonwealth Youth Games Selection Policy

Swim Wales has updated its Commonwealth Youth Games 2023 Selection Policy due to the unforeseen postponement of the Swim Wales National Championships. The revised policy has been approved by Commonwealth Games Wales (CGW). The significant amendment to the policy is that Swim Wales will consider “All Swim Wales, Swim England, Scottish Swimming, British Swimming, LEN, […]

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UPDATE: SW National Championships

Swim Wales has issued a further update following the postponement of the Swim Wales National Championships. Swim Wales would like to take this opportunity to apologise to all competitors, coaches, volunteers and supporters who have been affected by the cancellation of the Swim Wales National Championships. We are deeply disappointed by this outcome after working […]

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SW National Championships POSTPONED

Swim Wales has been forced to postpone the Swim Wales National Championships 2023. Due to extraordinary circumstances with the facilities at Cardiff International Pool that are beyond our control we have had no choice but to postpone the meet. We will look to reschedule the event as a Level 1 Long Course Meet. Last night […]

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SW NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023: CHANGE OF FORMAT

Update as of 21:00 12/04/23 The Swim Wales National Championships 2023 will now be run Short Course after Swim Wales were informed of an issue with the facilities at Cardiff International Pool on Wednesday evening. We were faced with the difficult decision whether to cancel the event or change the format at 20:00 on Wednesday, […]

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Medi Harris will compete at Worlds.

Welsh trio set for Worlds

Matt Richards, Daniel Jervis and Medi Harris will fly the flag for Wales and Great Britain at the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka this summer. The trio are a part of British Swimming’s 29-strong team that will take to the pool at the World Aquatics Championships in Japan this summer, one year out from the […]

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Harris defends title in style

Medi Harris defended her British crown in style on Wednesday night as she held off Lauren Cox and Kathleen Dawson to clinch 100m Backstroke gold. The Commonwealth bronze medallist had qualified third for the Ponds Forge final after competing in the 200m Freestyle final a day earlier. But Harris showed her class as she exploded […]

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Swim Wales National Championships 2023: CHANGE OF VENUE

The Swim Wales National Championships 2023 will now be held at Cardiff International Pool after unforeseen issues with the facilities at Wales National Pool, Swansea. We have been made aware that the moveable ‘boom and floor’ which can be raised to split the 50m pool into two sections in Swansea has a mechanical fault which […]

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Davies & Rice on Team Wales Athletes Commission

Georgia Davies and Lily Rice have been selected as two of the 13 athletes who will join the new Team Wales Athletes Commission. The pair of Commonwealth medallists will join a group of current and former athletes who will be the voice for athletes as Team Wales prepare for Trinbago 2023 and Victoria 2026. 13 […]

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Swim Wales Challenge Series 2023

Challenge Series returns for 2023

The Swim Wales Challenge Series will return to two iconic open water locations for the 2023 edition. Llandegfedd Reservoir near Pontypool and Pembrokeshire’s Llys Y Fran Reservoir will play host to a variety of competitive races and come and try events in June and September respectively, and swimmers will be able to take advantage of […]

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