About / History

Torfaen Dolphins was formed relatively recently in 2012. It was the amalgamation of two local clubs, Torfaen Swim Squad and Pontypool Dolphins.

Swimming in Torfaen has always been a strength. The two clubs were originally one until a split in 1977, it was then that Torfaen Swim Squad came into being.

They carried on for many years as two highly successful clubs, both producing many swimmers who represented Wales at various Commonwealth Games. Eventually, it was decided in 2011 that they would be stronger together and so it has proved.

We are the only performance club in the Torfaen Borough and we work in very close partnership with Torfaen Leisure Trust, who are a great support.

The vast majority of our coaching staff are former international swimmers who are able to share their vast wealth of knowledge with the youngsters they coach today.

Note: click here for our full committee information.

We regularly take swimmers away for competitions or training camps, this is Majorca 2017 with our Performance 1 squad.


Many of our swimmers enjoy taking part in competing in the open water, as well as in the pool.

This event took part in Bryn Bach Park Merthyr in 2017.


A very young team of TD swimmers travelled to Jersey to race in 2017, a great experience for them.

     

To find out more about what we do click here.

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Mar302019

Tiger Bay Open Meet

When: March 30 2019 | Where: Cardiff International Pool - CF11 0JS

The Tiger Bay Open swimming Meet is a long course event that takes place on Saturday 30th – Sunday 31st March 2019. It is a Level 3 Meet.... View details »

Apr282019

Wyvern League Round 3

When: April 28 2019 | Where: Newport International Sports Village

The 2nd of 3 Rounds of the Wyvern League hosted by Newport & Abertillery... View details »

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7 days ago

Torfaen Dolphins

**Wyvern League at PALC 2:30pm Warm Up**

Right then calling all Torfaen Dolphins parents/carers/grandparents/siblings/friends etc!!!
This Saturday is our home meet of the Wyvern league and the Torfaen Dolphins need as much support/shouting as we can possibly give them!
Even if your child is not swimming it’s an amazing competition to come and support and don’t forget Torfaen Dolphins is defending the title so please please bring your voices for a 3pm start 🐬 #letsbringthetrophyhome
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3 weeks ago

Torfaen Dolphins

Please read a great round up of the St. David's Day Meet on our website, written by our fabulous Lead Development, Academy & Spartans coach, Sarah Croke.

www.torfaendolphins.com/news/
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Please read a great round up of the St. Davids Day Meet on our website, written by our fabulous Lead Development, Academy & Spartans coach, Sarah Croke.

https://www.torfaendolphins.com/news/

 

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Sarah I just read your piece and wow what an inspiration you are to our younger swimmers. Your enthusiasm is boundless not just to the younger swimmers but the older swimmers too! I personally think you are an asset to the dolphins and the little ones are lucky to have a lovely smiley encouraging coach xxx

Brilliant brilliant brilliant I must say! Well done to all involved!🤗🤗😎🏊‍♂️🏊‍♀️👍💪🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿x

It was a brilliant gala Sarah. You looked fab and your enthusiasm is boundless. Can’t wait to see your costume for the spooktackular! Do you know what date it will be yet? Just in case I can nag Jon into booking a weekend away in October half term. Xx

3 weeks ago

Torfaen Dolphins

If you have any photos of your children swimming at Sunday's St. David's Day gala or wearing their medals, please do post them to our Facebook page so that we can celebrate their achievements. 🏊‍♀️🥇🥈🥉🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🎉👏👏
Thank you
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