Meet the Team - James Hollis

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Get to know Paralympic swimmer James Hollis. Read his Tweets, view images, watch him in action and being interviewed, check out James in numbers, see how his Paralympic rivals compare, and much more.

James Hollis






5ft 5in

Training base

Epping Forest


Lee Richards

Paralympic History


In Action

S10 100m Butterfly on 1st September
S10 100m Backstroke on 4th September

Did you know?

  • James' sister Emma is an international swimming medallist and has also been selected for ParalympicsGB.
  • His favourite event is 100m Butterfly and he admits Michael Phelps is his swimming idol.
  • He finished his A-level studies this year and will start a degree at Loughborough University - where his sister already studies - after the Paralympics.

James' Career

James made his major debut last season at the European Championships, competing across four individual events and finishing an agonising fourth in the S10 100m Butterfly. He chipped another chunk off his 100m Butterfly personal best as he claimed MC silver at the 2012 British Gas Swimming Championships on his first visit to London Aquatics Centre. James etched his name down in history at the second Paralympic Trials at the British International Disability Championships, first passing five-time Paralympic medallist Jody Cundy's 10-year old British S10 100m Butterfly record in the heats, then becoming the first British S10 swimmer to beat the minute mark over 100m Butterfly in the final, eventually touching home in 59.53.

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