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Alys Thomas - Swimming

Alys Thomas in swimming race

Name: Alys Thomas
Born: London, England
School: Lady Eleanor Holles School
Club(s): Kingston Royals Swimming Club, City of Swansea Aquatics
Stroke: Butterfly
Other Sports: 
Olympic Experience: Debut
Medals: Commonwealth Games (Gold and Bronze 2018), European Championships (2 x Bronze 2018)
Other Honours:

After winning Commonwealth Gold and Bronze, Alys now has her sights set on a medal in Tokyo 2020 where she’ll make her Olympic debut.

The 30 year old will be part of a Team GB swimming team which boasts 6 Welsh representatives, including Harriet Jones who also swims Butterfly.

What club did Alys start swimming at?

There won’t be a moment in Alys’ life she’ll be able to remember that she wasn’t swimming. Growing up in London, Alys has been swimming since she was a baby before being discovered by Kingston Royals Swimming Club at just 5 years old. 

One thing you didn’t know about Alys Thomas

What set her apart at that age was already being capable of swimming butterfly – which remains her specialist stroke to this day.

What dates will Alys be competing at Tokyo 2020?

Tuesday, July 27 - 11.28 (BST) Heats
Wednesday, July 28 - 02.57 Semi Finals
Thursday, July 29 - 03. 28 Final