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Meet the Team - Sean Fraser

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Get to know Commonwealth silver medal winning swimmer Sean Fraser. Read his Tweets, view images, watch him in action and being interviewed, check out Sean in numbers, see how his Paralympic rivals compare, and much more.

Sean Fraser






5ft 11in

Training base

Manchester HPC /


Mick Massey

Paralympic History

2008: Bronze in S8 100m Backstroke, Eighth in S8 100m Butterfly, Ninth in S8 50m Freestyle, 10th in S8 100m Freestyle

In Action

S8 100m Butterfly on 30th August
S8 50m Freestyle on 3rd September
S8 100m Backstroke on 4th September
S8 100m Freestyle on 6th September

Did you know?

  • Sean comes from a sporty family - his father Richard runs marathons and sister also swims.
  • He lists three of his sporting heroes as Ian Thorpe, Roger Federer and Valentino Rossi.
  • Sean insists he would be involved in another sport if he wasn't a Paralympic swimmer - probably motor racing.

Sean's Career

Sean burst on to the scene in time for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing where he - as an 18-year old rookie - he won S8 100m Backstroke bronze. The following season he won his first British Champs title over MC 100m Backstroke then lifted three bronzes medals (S8 50m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke) at his first European Championships in Reykjavik. In 2010, Sean won British Champs gold in the MC 100m Freestyle before representing Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, setting the S8 100m Freestyle British record of 1:00.77 to win silver. He added to his medal collection with 34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay bronze at the 2011 Europeans in Berlin last year before being selected for his second Paralympic team, having won MC 100m Freestyle gold at the 2012 British Gas Swimming Championships in London.

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