Meet the Team - Harriet Lee

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Get to know first-time Paralympian swimmer Harriet Lee. Read her Tweets, view images, watch her in action and being interviewed, check out Harriet in numbers, see how her Paralympic rivals compare, and much more.

Harriet Lee





Training base

City of Peterborough SC


Ben Negus

Paralympic History


In Action

SM10 200m Individual Medley on 30th August
S10 50m Freestyle on 31st August
SB9 100m Breaststroke on 8th September

Did you know?

  • Harriet has Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, which is a rare overgrowth disorder.
  • Harriet's cousin is a modern pentathlete.
  • She wants to have a career in physiotherapy and says that if she didn’t swim, she would already be in this vocation.

Harriet's Career

Harriet is a relative newcomer on the international scene, after getting an MD classification only in January 2010. However, not only did she manage to increase her fitness in time for the March 2010 trials, and a book a place at the IPC World Championships in Eindhoven, she displayed professionalism and expert style, walking away with not only a gold, but a European record in the SB9 100m Breaststroke. Harriet qualified for her first Paralympic Games at the British Gas Championships in March, after taking bronze in the MC 100m Breaststroke in a time of 1.21.96.

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