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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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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Harris hot streak continues

Medi Harris sealed her spot in the Women’s 50m Backstroke final in style on day five of the Commonwealth Games. Fresh from her 100m Backstroke bronze medal winning performance, Harris went up another level over the shorter distance to qualify second fastest and earn a place in lane five tomorrow evening. It took a Games […]

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Wales signal intent on day one

Wales may have missed out on a place on the podium after a stunning Mixed 4x100m relay final performance, but they signalled their intent to their Commonwealth rivals on day one in the pool. The Welsh team, who were making their debut in the event at Sandwell Aquatics Centre, went toe-to-toe with Australia, England and […]

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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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Swim Wales Learn to Swim Accreditations Launched

Swim Wales has launched its new Swim Wales Learn to Swim Accreditations across the country. Swim Wales Learn to Swim Accreditations are the new quality mark for swim schools and operators delivering Learn to Swim Programmes in Wales. Learn to Swim providers in Wales are invited to become an Accredited Provider with Swim Wales, the […]

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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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