Meet the Team - Lauren Steadman

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

Lauren Steadman






5ft 5in

Training base

Portsmouth Northsea


Paul Hogg

Paralympic History

2008: Ninth in S9 50m Freestyle, 12th in S9 400m Freestyle, 15th in S9 100m Freestyle

In Action

S9 400m Freestyle on 4th September
S9 50m Freestyle on 5th September
S9 100m Freestyle on 7th September

Did you know?

  • Lauren was born without her right arm and hand below the elbow joint. 
  • Lauren studies psychology at Portsmouth University, and believes it essential to busy herself outside of swimming. Her studies act as an escape and help to ease pressure.
  • Meeting Mark Foster through her local pool at the age of four secured her interest in swimming. 

Lauren's Career

Lauren will be competing in the relay at the London Paralympics, having already guided the British relay team to gold on several occasions internationally. She reached this fine podium position in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay at the IPC European Championships 2009 and 2011, and the IPC World Championships (25m) 2009. However, Lauren also took home an individual bronze in the S9 400m freestyle at the IPC European Championships 2009 and was only just pipped to the podium in 2011. She competed at Beijing in three events, yet narrowly missed out on a final, something she will be looking to correct and surpass in London.

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