City of Swansea Aquatics

City of Swansea Aquatics is a competitive swimming club, formed in 1919, and, with over 200 members, is one of the largest clubs in Wales. Our membership extends from novice to national swimmers. Affiliated to Swim Wales, Swansea Aquatics is a Performance Four ‘Dragon Mark’ accredited swimming club. Across eight squads, our swimmers progress from our junior skills academy entry level through to our performance squad of swimmers competing internationally for Wales and Great Britain. Led by our Head Coach, Joel Knight, our club structure is designed to cover the development, competitive and performance elements of the swimming programme. Over the last decade, Swansea Aquatics has grown rapidly in both size and scale and in our ambitions. Drawing from our expanding membership base, the club is developing a squad of very promising Age Group, Youth and Senior swimmers, with a number of Welsh and British Age Group record holders. We have consistently had swimmers selected each year for the Welsh teams.

The club benefits from a hugely experienced and successful professional structure of salaried and volunteer coaching staff. In 2015, we appointed our Head Coach Hayley Baker, who has coached with Swansea Aquatics since 2008 and has worked as part of both the Welsh and GB squads. Recently, Hayley has progressed on to become the Director of Swimming at the club, as she has moved to a more senior role, working with the Swansea University programme and already enjoying plenty of success there. Hayley has recently handed over to our newly employed Head Coach, Joel, who is both committed to growing the club and to establish it not only as the premier club in Wales but also cementing our place as one of the top competitive clubs in the UK competing in the Arena League.

We are proud of the achievements of all of our swimmers throughout the club. Some of which are – 

Olympic/Paralympic games:

Daniel Jervis 2020 Tokyo Games 1500m Freestyle, Alys Thomas 2020 Tokyo Games 200m Fly, Georgia Davies London 2012 and Rio 2016, Aaron Moores 2016 Rio 100m Breaststroke Gold: Now an MBE in recognition of achievements.

Commonwealth Games


Alys Thomas 2018 Gold, Bronze

Dan Jervis Bronze 2014, Silver 2018

Georgia Davies 2018 Bronze x2

All representatives: Daniel Jones, Lewis Fraser, Rebecca Sutton, Joe small, Liam White, Medi Harris, Ellena Jones, Jack Thomas

World Championships

Daniel Jervis, Alys Thomas, Georgia Davies, Evgenji Pop Acev, Tom Allen,

European Junior Championships

2014 – Dan Jervis, Sophie Evans, Cameron Croot. 2017  – Lewis Fraser

Youth Olympics/EYOF

Swimmers on 2001, 2013, 2015, 2021

Youth Commonwealth Games

Medalists – 2017 – Lewis Fraser – Gold – 2011 – Oliver Tennant – Gold

FINA World Open Water events – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 – Evgenij Pop Acev

Welsh Team Selections – 2016 – 24 swimmers, 2017 – 26 swimmers

British Summer National Qualifiers

Welsh Easter Qualifiers

Regional Qualifiers

Arena League B Finalists – 2015, 2016, 2017


We look forward to a bright future with our swimmers and are always proud!