Rhys Davies Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    20 Mar 2001
  • Coach

    Austyn Shortman
  • Club

    Nofio Sir Gar
  • Main event

    100m Backstroke
  • Best result

    World Record Holder
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 3
    • 1
    • 2
Rhys Davies

Pembrokshire County swimmer Rhys Davies has had a breakthrough 2019 season that will see him attend his first World Para Swimming World Championships.

2019 has been a year of significance for Rhys Davies, setting his S14 200m Backstroke World Record in February and being selected for his debut major international competition for Great Britain at the London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships.

Rhys has represented Wales and Great Britain, and won medals in his age group, at World and European Aquathlons. Rhys began swimming seriously when he was taking part in triathlons around 2014. His big aim is to win a Paralympic Gold medal.

He also works in a local boat building business alongside his swimming and has taken a Marine Engineering course.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
100m Backstroke 2018 1:01.76
200m Backstroke 2019 2:14.02 WR
100m Freestyle 2018 56.24
200m Freestyle 2018 2:04.70
200m Medley 2018 2:18.30
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
100m Backstroke 2015 1:08:09
200m Backstroke 2015 2:23.49
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S14 100m Backstroke 2019 - London 1:03.04 8th
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 100m Backstroke 2018 - Sheffield 1:03.60 Gold
MC 100m Butterfly 2018 - Sheffield 1:03.70 Gold
MC 200m Individual Medley 2018 - Sheffield 2:18.62 Gold
MC 200m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 2:05.20 Silver
MC 100m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 1:00.62 Bronze
MC 100m Breaststroke 2018 - Sheffield 1:16.36 Bronze