Jack Thomas

"I have learned a lot from swimming, it’s supported me throughout my life and I think it’s really good to give something back. I want to inspire the next generation and help people experience what I’ve experienced."

Sport: Swimming

Represents: British Para-Swimming and Wales

Date of Birth: 30 May 1995

Based: Swansea

Personal Best: Double European Championship silver medallist

Jack has been competing at elite level since 2010 but his breakthrough year came in 2014 when he won medals at the British Championships, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and IPC European Championships.

The Swansea swimmer scooped S14 200m Freestyle silver at the British Championships in Glasgow before winning a bronze medal for Wales in the same event and in the same pool at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Just a week later, he claimed three medals at the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven - silvers in the 100m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley, and bronze in the 200m Freestyle.

After recovering from a broken hand midway through 2015, Jack is now back in training and focusing on being selected to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Jack is speaking at our Engage! Learning Disability Awareness Workshop at the Nation Swimming Pool, Swansea on Monday 22nd February. Check the homepage for further details.