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Cardiff Met Swim Club Enhances Swimmer Experience Through Partnership with City of Cardiff Swimming Club

​News | 15 December 20​23

Cardiff Metropolitan University Swim Club has announced a partnership with the City of Cardiff Swimming Club, aiming to improve the experience for swimmers across Cardiff.

The partnership will see the City of Cardiff Swim Club coaching the Cardiff Met Students’ Union Swim Club and offering free membership to the Cardiff Met club to compete under its name.

In return, Cardiff Metropolitan University will be providing free pool space at its Cyncoed Campus after the Learn to Swim programme every Tuesday to act as an exit route for Learn to Swim graduates from swim lessons to competitive swimming.

The partnership between the two swimming clubs will give a new platform for high-level swimmers to come to Cardiff Met to study, use the swimming pool on Cyncoed Campus at no extra cost, continue to develop their aquatic skills and perform at a high-level.

Ryan David, Head of Aquatics at Cardiff Met Sport said: “We are thrilled at starting this partnership with the City of Cardiff Swimming Club. Our collaboration signifies a commitment to enhancing the overall swimming experience for our members at Cardiff Met.

“This initiative acts as a crucial pathway, facilitating a seamless transition for our Learn to Swim graduates into competitive swimming. Together, we are poised to create an environment that nurtures skill development, fosters a sense of community, and supports our swimmers toward the next step after learning to swim.”

Graham Wardell, Swim Wales Lead High Performance Coach said: “We are delighted to announce this partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University. It marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for us, which will allow students in Cardiff to continue to pursue their sporting goals alongside their academic ones to the very highest levels.

“Cardiff Met Sport is an ideal partner for the City of Cardiff Swimming Club, with its vision for success as well as its drive for excellence across everything it does. We are excited to collaborate with them to provide significant benefit to the student community in Cardiff, and to develop a pathway for swimming performance that is first class.”

If you are interested in becoming a partner or sponsor with Cardiff Met, contact Business Development Manager Gareth Walters, gjwalters@cardiffmet.ac.uk​.