City of Swansea Aquatics
City of Swansea Aquatics is a competitive swimming club, formed in 1919, and, with over 300 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 nine 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, Hayley Baker, 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. She 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 –
Paralympic Games S14 2016 in Rio – Aaron Moores – 100m Breaststroke – Gold – Now an MBE in recognition of achievements.
Commonwealth Games – Team Wales 2014 in Glasgow – Dan Jervis – 1500m Freestyle – Bronze. Team Wales 2018 in Australia’s Gold Coast – Alys Thomas – 200m Butterfly – Gold & Dan Jervis – 1500m Freestyle – Silver.
World Championships – 2017
European Junior Championships – 2014 – Dan Jervis & Sophie Evans, 2017 – Lewis Fraser
European Youth Olympics – 2001, 2013, 2015
Youth Commonwealth Games Medalist – 2017 – Lewis Fraser – 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
Arena League B Finalists – 2015, 2016, 2017
We look forward to a bright future with our swimmers and are always proud!