Performance Swimming Carmarthenshire

Nofio Sir Gâr

The top young swimmers in the county train with the Nofio Sir Gar performance squad. The squad is coached by former international swimmer Austyn Shortman and they compete at regional, Welsh and British competitions. The goal of the Nofio Sir Gar performance squad is to produce athletes to swim for Wales in future Commonwealth Games.


aqua performanceUnder Austyn's guidance, the squad is developing better quality swimmers who get the quality coaching and pool time needed to develop their potential. In the British National trials in Sheffield this August, Nofio Sir Gar took 5 athletes to compete, with 13 year old Owen Cornock finishing 3rd in the 1500m front crawl in his age group. This was an improvement on 2009, where only 2 swimmers achieved the qualifying times to earn a place at the British trials.

With the new and improved school swimming programme launched in September 2010, a quality learn to swim programme and a competetive club swimming scene in the county, there is no doubt that the structure is in place to provide even greater pool of talent for Austyn to develop in the years to come.

Carmarthen Leisure Centre is the performance centre for the Nofio Sir Gar elite squad.

The squad train for 15.5 hours per week spread over  5 days per week (Early mornings 6am-8am and early evenings 5am-7pm).

The swimming fees are paid monthly and include all training sessions and access to land training facilities

The squad is coached by Austyn Shortman who won two silver medals in the Commonwealth Games. Membership of the squad is by selection from all the feeder swimming clubs in Carmarthenshire for further information contact Austyn Shortman email: ashortman@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

For more information on booking your pool activities please contact the reception of your Swimming Pool:

Amman Valley Leisure Centre

01269 594517

Carmarthen Leisure Centre
01267 224700

Llanelli Leisure Centre
01554 774757

Llandovery Swimming Complex
01267 224733

Swimming is FREE for children 3 and under in all our pools.

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