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

Rhys Davies had a breakthrough 2019 campaign that saw him compete at his first World Para Swimming Championships.

Pembrokeshire County swimmer Davies reached the Men's S14 100m Backstroke final, having set a new world record in the 200m event earlier in the year. 

In 2018, he secured an impressive medal haul at the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Sheffield, comprising three golds in the MC 100m Backstroke, MC 100m Butterfly and MC 200m Individual Medley, an MC 200m Freestyle silver and bronzes in the MC 100m Freestyle and 100m Breaststroke categories. 

Davies has represented Wales and 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