Alys Thomas Swimmer

  • DOB

    None
  • Coach

    Stuart McNarry
  • Club

    City of Swansea Aquatics
  • Main event

    Butterfly
  • Best result

    Commonwealth Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 6
    • 4
    • 4
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Alys Thomas appeared in her second World Championships in 2019 after claiming her first European and Commonwealth medals the previous year. 

Thomas - who won double British gold across the 100m and 200m Butterfly earlier in 2019 - reached a maiden individual Worlds final in Gwangju, finishing fifth in the 200m Butterfly, as well as helping the Women's 4x100m Medley Relay team place eighth in that event. 

The Glasgow 2018 European Championships saw the City of Swansea Aquatics athlete serve up a duo of bronze medals, in her solo specialism of 200m Butterfly and the 4x100m Medley Relay.

Three months before that, Thomas delivered an impressive swim to claim her first international title for Wales in the 200m Butterfly at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. She also picked up a bronze in the Women's 4x100m Medley Relay in the penultimate race of the swimming competition.

At the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, she competed in both the 100m and 200m Butterfly events, reaching the semi-finals in both, while also helping the 4x100m Medley Relay team to another final. 

That followed an impressive display in that year's British Championships, where she earned a medal of each colour, topping the podium for a second successive year in the 100m Butterfly, claiming silver in the 200m and taking bronze in the 50m. 

Thomas' 2016 campaign brought that debut British title in Glasgow as she claimed the 100m Butterfly gold and followed that up with silver in the 200m event.

Back in 2014, she represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on her senior international debut, narrowly missing out on a medal by finishing fourth in the 200m Butterfly, as well as ninth in the 100m event.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
50m Butterfly 2018 26.72
100m Butterfly 2017 57.85
200m Butterfly 2018 2:05.45
4x100m Medley Relay 2017 3:59.51
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
50m Butterly 2015 26.17
100m Butterly 2016 56.81
200m Butterly 2015 2:05.65
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Butterfly 2019 - Gwangju 59.25 24th
200m Butterfly 2019 - Gwangju 2:07.48 5th
4x100m Medley Relay 2019 - Gwangju 3:59.38 8th
100m Butterfly 2017 - Budapest 58.21 12th
200m Butterfly 2017 - Budapest 2:08.72 13th
4x100m Medley Relay 2017 - Budapest 3:59.51 7th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Butterfly 2018 - Glasgow 27.24 25th
100m Butterfly 2018 - Glasgow 58.44 9th
200m Butterfly 2018 - Glasgow 2:07.42 Bronze
4x100m Medley Relay 2018 - Glasgow 3:56.91 Bronze
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Butterfly 2018 - Gold Coast 26.78 6th
100m Butterfly 2018 - Gold Coast 58.06 7th
200m Butterfly 2018 - Gold Coast 2:05.45 Gold
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2018 - Gold Coast 8:03.00 5th
4x100m Medley Relay 2018 - Gold Coast 4:00.75 Bronze
100m Butterfly 2014 - Glasgow 59.52 9th
200m Butterfly 2014 - Glasgow 2:08.62 4th
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 1:59.50 4th
100m Butterfly 2019 - Glasgow 58.20 Gold
200m Butterfly 2019 - Glasgow 2:07.40 Gold
50m Butterfly 2018 - Edinburgh 27.02 Silver
100m Butterfly 2018 - Edinburgh 58.91 Silver
200m Butterfly 2018 - Edinburgh 2:07.54 Gold
50m Butterfly 2017 - Sheffield 26.94 Bronze
100m Butterfly 2017 - Sheffield 57.85 Gold
200m Butterfly 2017 - Sheffield 2:07.87 Silver
100m Butterfly 2016 - Glasgow 58.66 Gold
200m Butterly 2016 - Glasgow 2:08.87 Silver
100m Butterfly 2015 - London 59.31 4th