Among the Paralympians present were Swansea-based boccia player David Smith and table tennis star Paul Karabardak, along with swimmers Graham Edmunds and Gemma Almod.
The area’s Olympic stars had been invited but apart from weightlifter Natasha Perdue, sent their apologies.
As well as the sporting talent, volunteers, known as Games makers, who helped out at the two London-based Games, several torch bearers and young ambassadors for sport were also present.
Council leader David Phillips said in his address: “What an amazing summer it was. It proved, as if proof were needed, that Swansea truly is a city of sport.