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Ray Jones Obituary

Swimming, Diving, Artistic Swimming , Water Polo

Swim Wales is mourning the death of former President Ray Jones.

Ray was a pillar of the aquatics community in Wales, where he officiated at swimming and water polo events for more than half a century and helped shape the landscape of the sport as President of the Welsh Amateur Swimming Association, now Swim Wales.

A life member of the organisation, Ray will be missed dearly by everyone lucky enough to make his acquaintance throughout the swimming community. His unwavering commitment to the sport and the huge contribution he made cannot be underestimated.

Our thoughts and sympathies go out to his family at this difficult time.

Swim Wales Chair Allen Bewley said: “It is with great sadness that I learned earlier this week about the passing of Ray Jones, Swim Wales Life Member and former President of the Welsh Amateur Swimming Association. I have known Ray as a friend, mentor and valued working colleague for very many years, and the inspiration, impact and outstanding support he gave to the sport of swimming will not be forgotten.

“Ray's passing will be grieved by all of us at Swim Wales and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family."