Meet The Team - Susie Rodgers
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Steve Bratt / Ron Philpot
S7 100m Backstroke on 30th August
S7 50m Butterfly on 31st August
S7 100m Freestyle on 3rd September
S7 50m Freestyle on 4th September
S7 400m Freestyle on 6th September
Did you know?
- Susie was born with half her left arm and half her left leg missing and competes in the S7 classification. She swam competitively until her third year of studying languages at Newcastle University when she took a compulsory year abroad.
- After establishing a career running a language teaching exchange programme at the British Council, Rodgers returned to training again at Otters Masters club in Central London with her long-term target of qualifying for the London 2012 Paralympics.
- As well as languages, Susie has a talent for music and is a grade-eight standard trumpet player.
Susie Rodgers enjoyed a major championship debut to remember, winning five golds and a silver at the 2011 IPC Swimming European Championships in Berlin. Rodgers has made rapid progress since taking the sport 'seriously' after being inspired by the Beijing Paralympics in 2008 and sparkled on her IPC debut as she clocked British records in all five individual events. Her form in her two 'main' events was particularly impressive as she set European records en route to gold in the 400m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly.