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.
Captain Harry Wright, Founder of Mantas Swimming Club
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 four 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.
June Wright with Geoffrey Cheah, Mantas & Hong Kong Olympic Swimmer, Rio 2016.

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.

Hannah Wilson, Mantas & 3 time Hong Kong Olympic Swimmer, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012

If you're interested in coming to one of our swim meets, would like to invite Mantas swimmers to your meet, or are interested in joining or sponsoring the Club, please contact us now at  [email protected]