Matt Williams – Senior coach

Senior Coach Matt Williams

Coaching Experience / Qualifications

– 16 years teaching and coaching, from non-swimmers to International

– Former Head Coach at Bridgend County Swim Squad and National Youth Development Coach for Swim Wales National Squads

– Bhons Sports Coaching Degree (Cardiff Met)

– Foundation Diploma in Humanties (University of Wales, Newport)

– UKCC Level 3 Senior Coach

– UKCC Level 2 Coaching Swimming & Teaching Aquatics

– NPLQ Certificate 

– Team Manager Module 1 & 2

– Worked as an assistant to Olympic Coaches Dave Haller MBE and Keith Bewley in both 2012 (David Davies & Ieaun Lloyd) and in 2014 (6 Commonwealth Games selections for Team Wales)

– Ex City of Cardiff Swimmer


– Coached swimmers to success and medals at British, Welsh, English, Regional & County Championships, in both pool & Open Water

– Coached multiple swimmers to squad selections for Swim Wales National Squads, Swim Wales Para Squads, Swim England Talent Squads, along with London Region and Middlesex County Squads

– Swimmers coached selected for Welsh Triathlon Junior & Youth Squads

– Swimmers coached selected for British & Welsh Youth Surf Lifeguard Squads

– Selected as Head Coach for Swim Wales WEST at 2019 Inter County Championships

– Selected as a coach for Swim Wales Silver Development Programme (2018 to Present), Swim England Pathway Coach Development Programme (2018), Swim England Open Water Talent Team, Swim Wales Para Squads

– Swim Wales Young Coach of the Year – 2010

– Over 300+ hours of volunteering for City of Cardiff and Swim Wales through the Millennium Volunteer Scheme