Rhys started volunteering on poolside with our younger squads whilst he was still training and competing under the then ‘Swim Swansea’. Rhys has been a part of Swansea Aquatics for over 16 years and has seen the club grow from strength to strength over those years. Rhys is a Level 3 Senior Coach and a Level 2 Qualified Swimming Teacher. He has a wealth of experience coaching and teaching swimmers from the age of 3 up to 16 and over. Rhys has coached numerous Welsh National qualifiers, West Wales Regionals qualifiers, along with National County Champs Qualifiers, and a British Summer Champs Qualifier.

Rhys has recently been appointed to the role of Head of Performance and Recruitment, a role which he is keen to ensure the highest possible standards of swimmers enter the club and progress through to the Development and Performance pathways of the club. Along with being a very driven and determined individual who always tries to encourage his swimmers to become the best version of themselves, Rhys enjoys very strong rapport with each of his swimmers and fellow coaches, which is a very key element of his coaching philosophy.