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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Commonwealth Youth Games 23 Selection Policy Update

Swim Wales can provide the following update relating to the age eligibility for the Commonwealth Youth Games 2023 in light of recent changes announced by World Aquatics. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) will now be adopting the updated World Aquatics Junior age range for the Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games, which will now be as […]

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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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British Summer Championships returns to Sheffield

The British Summer Championships are diving back into the Ponds Forge pool in 2023 – and the dates for the qualifying window have been confirmed ahead of the major summer meet.  The 2023 edition of the British Summer Championships will take place at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield from Saturday 22nd – […]

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Jarvis embarks on new journey in 2023

The year 2022 has been one of change for Olympic champion Calum Jarvis – as the 30-year-old swapped the pool for poolside by taking up the role of Support Coach at the British Swimming Performance Centre Bath. Alongside the famous 4x200m Freestyle Relay triumph in Tokyo last year, Jarvis amassed eight senior international medals throughout […]

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Young stars shine in Canada

A group of seven future Welsh stars gained valuable experience in Canada last week as part of the British Swimming team at the Ontario Junior International Meet. The young swimmers returned with a haul of medals and one Welsh Junior Record thanks to some incredible performances. Tyler Melbourne-Smith had recently completed a clean sweep of […]

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Matt Richards stars in Scotland

Richards stars in Scotland

Matt Richards closed out the 2022 short course season in record-breaking style as his stunning form continued at the Scottish National Short Course Championships. The 19-year-old claimed a haul of four gold medals, a silver and a Welsh record to boot on another impressive weekend at Edinburgh’s Royal Commonwealth Pool. On day one, the Olympic […]

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Welsh swimmers star at Swim England National Winter Championships

British and Welsh records fell in Sheffield as Welsh swimmers starred at the Swim England National Winter Championships. Matt Richards, Tyler Melbourne-Smith and Medi Harris were all amongst the medals at Ponds Forge International Pool. Richards continued his red-hot return to the form that saw him claim Olympic Relay gold last year, as he broke […]

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Eight Welsh Swimmers on World Class Programme

A group of eight Welsh swimmers have been invited on to British Swimming’s World Class Programme (WCP) for the 2022-23 season, as preparations begin for another World Championship year and another move closer to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The Welsh contingent have been selected after a thorough selection process following an unprecedented year in the […]

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Swim Wales National Club Award Winners!

The virtual Swim Wales National Club Awards 2022 celebrated our incredible Welsh Aquatics community on Thursday evening. If you missed the live stream, the full awards broadcast can be found here on our Facebook and YouTube pages. The Awards recognised athletes, coaches, volunteers and clubs who have made an outstanding contribution to Welsh aquatics over […]

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Aquatic 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 Aquatic Athlete of the Year award recognises an individual who has achieved personal success this year across any aquatic discipline. The winner is not solely based on performances in the pool, […]

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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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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 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 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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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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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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