Craig Figes

YST Craig Figes


Craig first learnt to swim at 4 and became interested in water polo at just 7. His talent and work ethic was quickly identified and he progressed through club, county and regional teams to be selected for the GB U20 team at just 14 years of age and the GB senior side aged 15. Despite being a national standard swimmer, Craig’s passion was for water polo and he became a vital part of the England and GB team, playing in numerous major international championships. He was selected as the GB junior captain at just 16. Craig was always driven to excel which led him to playing professionally for club teams in Australia, Spain and Italy.

His international highlights include a bronze medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and captaining the GB team at London 2012. Craig’s international career has spanned more than 20 years and he continues to be a leader of the sport both in and out of the pool. Craig now coaches hundreds of young players every week in his local area as well as continuing to play professionally.

Sporting Achievements:

  • Olympian
  • Commonwealth Games Bronze Medallist
  • British Champion.