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Meet the Team - Charlotte Henshaw

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Get to know 2012 Paralympic swimmer and European record holder Charlotte Henshaw. Read her Tweets, view images, watch her in action and being interviewed, check out Charlotte in numbers, see how her Paralympic rivals compare, and much more.

Gemma Almond






5ft 4in

Training base

Nova Centurion


Glenn Smith

Paralympic History

2008: 4th in SB6 100m Breaststroke

In Action

S8 400m Freestyle on 31st August
SB6 100m Breaststroke on 5th September

Did you know?

  • Charlotte aspires to the 2000 Sydney Paralympic gold medallist Emily Jennings. Emily is from the same region as Charlotte and it was seeing Emily win gold that planted the seed in Charlotte's head to become a swimmer.
  • Charlotte is a big fan of musical theatre. Her favourite productions are Les Miserables and Wicked. She enjoys listening to the musical CD's and used to know all the words to Cats' Mr. Mistoffelees.
  • Charlotte plays the piano and used to sing. She studied Psychology & Sports Studies at Sterling University.

Charlotte's Career

Charlotte made her Paralympic debut as a 21-year old at Beijing 2008, finishing an agonising fourth in her specialist event, the SB6 100m Breaststroke. She's gone from strength to strength since Beijing, winning her first British title with MC 100m Breaststroke gold in 2009 before lifting the European title in Reykjavik later in the year. The following season, she qualified fastest for the final at the IPC World Championships in Eindhoven before ultimately touching for silver. Charlotte won another major medal last season, claiming European silver. As well as a multiple major championship medallist, she approaches London 2012 as the European SB6 100m Breaststroke record holder after a 1:38.46 at the 2010 Worlds.

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