Mantas Swimming Club HK

The origins of the Mantas Swimming Club go back to 1972 when Captain Howard Ernest ("Harry") Wright began to coach Hong Kong's YMCA swim team in preparation for its regular competitions with the Manilla YMCA team.

Having completed a distinguished career with the British Army, Captain Wright began a second career as a swim coach and over the course of nearly 30 years trained hundreds of young Hong Kong children, guiding many into the international arena.

The Mantas Swimming Club was Captain Wright's means of providing a way in which talented swimmers in Hong Kong could aspire to compete locally, regionally and internationally.

Today, more than three decades on, Mantas Swimming Club continues to provide a competitive but fun environment in which to develop swimming skills to the highest standards and to produce swimmers of the very highest calibre.  The Mantas Swimming Club began as Captain Harry Wright's dream to provide a means by which talented swimmers could learn the joy of building spirit and aspire to compete regionally.  

Mantas swimmers are drawn from all sectors of the community.  Several Mantas swimmers have gone on to represent Hong Kong and other countries at the Olympic, Commonwealth and Asian games.

The Club's affairs are managed by a group of interested parents, who organise several social events in addition to the Club's swimming activities.

Mantas Invitational 2018 (Home Meet - Hong Kong)

Each year the Mantas Swimming Club hosts Asia's largest youth swimming event with over 500 swimmers from throughout Asia participating in a large scale professional event which enables swimmers to test their skills against the best in the region. The Mantas have been proud to have held the meet at the Hong Kong Sports Institute for the last two years.

Check out the official Meet Website by clicking here.

Date for the Mantas Invitational 2019 is to be confirmed.

For inquiries please contact Beverley Wright on [email protected] or call +852 2575 6279.

Mantas Invitational 2018 (RBSC Meet, Bangkok - Dec TBC)

Each year the Mantas Swimming Club competes in at least one swim meet in Asia and one meet in Hong Kong.

For inquiries please contact Beverley Wright on [email protected] or call +852 2575 6279.