Meet The Team - Jonathan Fox

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Get to know Jonathan Fox. Read his Tweets, view images, watch videos of him in action and being interviewed, check how his Paralympic rivals compare with him and much more.

Jonathan Fox






5ft 10in

Training base

Manchester HPC


Mick Massey

Paralympic History

2008: Silver in S7 100m Backstroke, fifth in S7 100m Freestyle, eighth in S7 50m Freestyle, ninth in S7 400m Freestyle

In Action

S7 100m Backstroke on 30th August
S7 100m Freestyle on 3rd September
S7 50m Freestyle on 4th September
S7 400m Freestyle on 6th September

Did you know?

  • Jonathan has a quirky habit before he swims - he completes a Rubik's Cube. After being given a Cube by his grandmother, he started completing it before races to calm the nerves on his World Championship debut in Durban in 2006.
  • The Cube has now become part of his competition routine and he can complete one in less than two minutes.
  • Away from swimming, Fox is a self-confessed motor-head. He jumped at the chance to drive a Lamborghini round a race track on returning from the European Championships in 2011 and admits he would probably be a mechanic if he wasn't a swimmer.

Jonathan's Career

Since winning 100m Backstroke silver on his Paralympic debut at Beijing 2008, Jonathan Fox has developed into a world champion and multiple world record holder. He won his first major titles in 2009 with double gold (100m Backstroke and 400m Freestyle) at the European Championships before defeating USA's Paralympic champion Lantz Lamback to win the 100m Backstroke world title (as well as 400m Freestyle bronze) at the 2010 World Championships in Eindhoven. There was no let off for Fox last season as he powered to triple gold (100m, 400m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke) at the Europeans and lowered the world records in the 100m Back and 400m Free in the process.

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