Our club was founded in 1928 and was originally based at the open air swimming pool at Rhos on Sea. It was known as the Roman Swimming and Diving Club and opened from mid May until mid September. Suspended for the War years of 1939-1945, we reopened in 1947 under the new name of Colwyn Bay Amateur Swimming Club.

We have been based at many different venues in the intervening years from Rydal swimming pool in 1964, Pontyn’s Holiday Camp in Prestatyn, Bangor and for a short time at the Aberconwy school swimming pool. Finally finding our current home in the Colwyn Leisure Centre at Eirias Park since 1981.


Level 3 : Irene Jones

Level 2 : Margaret Palczykiewicz and Rita Thomas

Level 1 : Antony Williams

Lane Coach : Ray Dewsnap MBE


International : Len Thomas

National : Margaret Palczykiewicz and Rita Thomas

Traniee Judge 1 : Ray Dewsnap MBE

Notable Achievments

Peter Aldous swam in the Seoul Paralymics in 1988 and won the Silver Medal in 100m Butterfly, Gold in the 4x 100m Freestyle and Medley relays, Silver in the 4x 50m Medley and Bronze in the 4x 50m Freestyle relay.

Rowena Thomas-Breese MBE – a blind member of the Royal Liverpool Transplant sports team and who now swims in the World Transplant Games for Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Mark Jenkins and Richard Meredith represented Wales.

Olive Jones was part of the Welsh team of Officials at the 1970 Commonwealth Games that were held in Edinburgh.