SW Winter Championships Report

Records tumbled as hundreds of swimmers battled it out across three days of action at the Swim Wales Winter Championships 2023. A total of six Welsh records were broken at Wales National Pool during the short course championships as Olympians and Commonwealth Games medallists took to the pool. Day 1 Day one in Swansea witnessed […]

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Four swimmers on British World Class Programme

A quartet of Welsh para-swimmers have been invited on to British Para-Swimming’s 2023-2024 World Class Programme. Rhys Darbey, Lily Rice, Dylan Broom and Meghan Willis are part of the 41-strong group of swimmers selected on the back of impressive seasons, with the 2024 Paralympic Games less than a year away. Nofio Clwyd’s Darbey has been […]

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National Squads Confirmed

Swim Wales has confirmed the National Swimming and Para Swimming Squads for the 2023/24 season. A total of 121 athletes have been selected across the performance pathway for the upcoming season, with 16 of these earning a place on the Swim Wales National Elite Squad, which comprises of the top-level Welsh athletes competing at senior […]

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Competition Pathway and Event Structure Improvements

Swim Wales has introduced several enhancements to the swimming and para-swimming competition pathway and event structure for the 2023/24 season. Following an extensive review of our Performance System conducted between September and December 2022, Swim Wales has conducted an in-depth Competition Pathway and Events Review, resulting in a series of recommendations for our events calendar […]

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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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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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Rhys Darbey selected for Worlds.

Darbey named in British Para-Swimming team for Manchester World Champs

Rhys Darbey will make his Para Swimming World Championships debut in Manchester after being named in a 28-strong British team. Darbey made a splash at the Citi World Para Swimming Series inc. British Para Swimming Meet at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge earlier this month, where he was the top British male athlete in the MC200m Individual […]

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Rice Ready for Sheffield Return

Lily Rice decided it was her time to quit swimming the last time she competed at Pond’s Forge, but her career has come full circle as she returns a Commonwealth Games medallist six years later. Lily, alongside another eight Welsh para swimmers, will take on a stellar field at the Citi Para Swimming World Series […]

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Lewis on her journey from hydrotherapy to Birmingham

Rebecca Lewis has gone from hydrotherapy sessions to the Commonwealth Games swimming pool on an inspiring journey. The 20-year-old swimmer will compete in the SM10 200 Individual Medley event alongside teammate and friend Meghan Willis after sealing qualification. Hailing from Church Village, Lewis swims for the Rhondda Cynon Taf Performance Swim Squad. Rebecca, who has […]

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Rice’s rapid rise to Commonwealth Games

Lily Rice has already broken down barriers by backflipping her way into the history books, and now she is preparing to dive into her maiden Commonwealth Games. The Wheelchair Motor Cross World Champion, who became the first female in Europe to land a backflip in a wheelchair, has been starring on the ramps in recent […]

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Willis taking Commonwealth Games selection in her stride

Meghan Willis is the youngest member of para swimming squad heading to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games this summer, but the 14-year-old is taking things in her stride as she prepares to take on the best swimmers on the planet. The Cwmbran swimmer will race the SM10 200IM Individual Medley on the back of a […]

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Broom’s hard road to the Commonwealth Games

Dylan Broom broke into tears when he was told he will represent Wales at his first Commonwealth Games this summer. There was good reason for the outpouring of emotion from the Torfaen Dolphins swimmer after he resisted the urge to quit the sport and fought through the most frustrating period of his career just six […]

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Fantastic Four Para Swimmers Selected for Commonwealth Games

Swim Wales is proud to announce the four para swimmers selected to represent Wales at the Commonwealth Games. Dylan Broom, Rebecca Lewis, Lily Rice and Meghan Willis make up the largest Welsh para swimming squad to travel to a Commonwealth Games when they take on some of the world’s best para athletes at the newly […]

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