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Anthony Stephens

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Personal Data

Date Of Birth: 9th July 1986

Born: Reading

Height: 1.75m

Weight: 50kg

Team/Club: Swansea HPC / Swansea Performance

Coach: Billy Pye

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Paralympic Games 50m Freestyle (S5) 2012 35.74 6th
  100m Freestyle (S5)   1:17.23 5th
  200m Freestyle (S5)   2:49.83 4th
  50m Backstroke (S5)   43.60 11th
  50m Freestyle (S5) 2008 34.97 6th
  100m Freestyle (S5)   1:16.07 4th
  200m Freestyle (S5)   2:44.67 BRONZE
  50m Freestyle (S5) 2004 35.65 BRONZE
  100m Freestyle (S5)   1.17.62 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle (S5)   2.45.84 SILVER
  50m Backstroke (S5)   43.45 7th
  200m Individual Medley (S5)   3.26.64 5th
  4x50m Freestyle Relay (20pts)   2.37.20 BRONZE
  4x50m Medley Relay (20pts)   2:57.06 6th
IPC World Championships 50m Freestyle (S5) 2006 35.24 BRONZE
  100m Freestyle (S5)   1:17.18 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle (S5)   2.46.19 GOLD
  50m Backstroke (S5)   43.16 4th
  50m Butterfly (S5)   44.84 7th
  4x50m Medley Relay (20pts)   2:51.59 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle (S5) 2002 2:59.61 BRONZE
  4x50m Medley Relay (20pts)   2:45.09 BRONZE
IPC European Championships 50m Freestyle (S5) 2011 36.38 4th
  100m Freestyle (S5)   1:17.27 SILVER
  200m Freestyle (S5)   2:47.44 SILVER
  50m Backstroke (S5)   42.75 SILVER
  50m Butterfly (S5)   43.68 BRONZE
  50m Freestyle (S5) 2009 34.87 SILVER
  100m Freestyle (S5)   1:16.04 SILVER
  200m Freestyle (S5)   2:42.22 SILVER
  50m Backstroke (S5)   41.20 GOLD
  50m Butterfly (S5)   42.15 GOLD
  4x50m Medley Relay (20pts)   2:59.79 SILVER
Paralympic World Cup 200m Freestyle (S5) 2008 2:43.90 SILVER
  100m Freestyle (S5) 2007 1:17.80 SILVER
  50m Freestyle (S5) 2006 35.57 BRONZE
  100m Freestyle (MD)   1:18.50 SILVER

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 50m Freestyle 2012 36.52 12th
  100m Freestyle   1:21.36 19th
  200m Freestyle   2:53.22 7th
  50m Backstroke   44.58 3rd
  50m Backstroke 2011 44.33 SILVER
  50m Freestyle   35.86 5th
  50m Butterfly   44.83 4th
  50m Freestyle 2009 33.56 4th
  200m Freestyle   2:51.66 SILVER
  50m Backstroke   44.03 SILVER
  50m Butterfly   46.91 BRONZE
  50m Freestyle 2008 35.20 7th
  100m Freestyle   1:16.66 4th
  200m Freestyle   2:43.67 SILVER
  50m Freestyle 2003 38.05 8th
  100m Freestyle   1:23.14 8th
  200m Freestyle   2:58.64 GOLD
  50m Backstroke   45.01 8th
  100m Backstroke   1:35.82 7th
  150m Individual Medley   2:38.09 GOLD

Records Held

Event Classification Location Date Time Record
50m Freestyle S5 Sheffield 16/04/2010 34.40 BR
100m Freestyle S5 Sheffield 17/04/2010 1:15.50 BR
200m Freestyle S5 Reykjavik 24/10/2009 2:42.22 BR
50m Backstroke S5 Reykjavik 20/10/2009 41.20 BR
100m Backstroke S5 Sheffield 08/06/2003 1:35.73 BR
100m Breaststroke SB5 Swansea 13/12/2008 2:08.12 BR
50m Butterfly S5 Reykjavik 19/10/2009 42.15 BR
200m Individual Medley SM5 Athens 23/09/2004 3:26.64 BR

In the Pool

Greatest achievement to date: Winning an event in the 2006 World Championships

Aspiration: To win 200m Freestyle and 50m Freestyle in Beijing.

Who has been greatest influence on you: Myself

Out of the Pool

One thing you can’t live without: My Paralympic and World Championship medals.

Tip for the top: Stick at it, respect yourself and go for it.

Life after swimming? Live in Australia and own a garage restoring cars.


Band/Music: Foo Fighters, any rock music.


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