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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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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National Mourning Period – Club and Partner Guidance

Wales and the rest of the United Kingdom has entered a period of National Mourning following the peaceful passing of Her Majesty The Queen at Balmoral yesterday. The mourning period will run until the end of the day of the State Funeral. Swim Wales has liaised with Welsh Government and Sport Wales and has developed […]

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Swim Wales mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Swim Wales is deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the Royal Family and we join the nation in mourning her loss. Swim Wales Chief Executive Fergus Feeney said: “All of us at Swim Wales join the nation in mourning the loss of Her Majesty […]

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Challenge Series Llyn Tegid – Everything you need to know!

The Swim Wales Challenge Series heads to Snowdonia National Park this weekend as Llyn Tegid prepares to play host to hundreds of open water swimmers of all ages and abilities. A variety of events will take place at Wales’ largest natural lake on Saturday across three distances. It promises to be an unmissable event for […]

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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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