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Tawe Phoenix Boat Club


In 2010 the Tawe Phoenix Boat Club was set up as an alumni club. It is affiliated with British Rowing and hopes to provide a name to race under for members who are continuing the Swansea spirit. The club aims to support the interests of Swansea University Rowing Club, to enter some races and to meet up socially at various points throughout each year.


As of 2019, members of Tawe Phoenix Boat Club will be given the opportunity to face Cardiff University once again, at the annual Alumni Race. The Alumni Race will be held on the day of the Welsh Boat Race, but will not contribute to the overall Welsh Boat Race standings. 


Notable Alumni and Members

SURC has produced multiple Welsh International rowers such as Daniel John, Kate Evans, Hannah Glasson, and Edward Hares.  


Kate Evans, a former PhD student in the Department of Geography, placed 2nd at 2009 BUCS regatta in the women's lightweight singles event and also represent British Universities in the European University Sports Association (EUSA) rowing championships in September of that year. Kate also came third representing Wales at the 2009 Home International Regatta. 

Daniel John, who graduated from Swansea in 2009 with a BSc in Psychology also represented Wales in the Home International Regatta last month winning the men’s coxless 4’s race.


Hannah Glasson who also graduated from Swansea in 2009 coxed the Welsh men’s 8 at the Home International Regatta.  She has trained with the GB team and won a Commonwealth Games medal, also coxing the Swansea University senior men’s 8 to victory against Cardiff in the varsity boat race in April that year.


The club has also produced Paralympic and WorldChampionship finalist rowers James Roberts.

Tawe Phoenix Boat Club Committee

Chairman - Bethany Murphy

Treasurer - Pippa Harrison

Secretary - Bonnie London

Social Secretary - Ralph Ward