Go Swimming has everything you need to know about swimming. If you are a parent, a non swimmer or just want to improve your technique this is the section for you.

In British Swimming you will find information about the world of high performance sport, including the disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Para-Swimming.

The ASA is the governing body for the sport in England. In this section you will find all you need to know about joining a club or competing in England and becoming a swimming teacher or coach.

The IoS delivers the ASA’s courses and is a member organisation. Whether you are a teacher, coach, employer or club you will find everything you need to know about qualifications or educating your workforce.

Accessibility - Text Only - Display Options - Accessibility

Amy Marren

Amy Marren burst on to the scene with some stand-out performances as a 13-year old, earning selection to her first Paralympic squad at London 2012.

She impressed on her Paralympic debut, finishing fourth in the S9 400m Freestyle and fifth in the S9 100m Backstroke. 

Amy Marren Profile

Date of Birth 14th August 1998
Born Newham
Team/Club Romford Town
Coach Gary Rogers
Classification S9, SB9, SM9
In 2013, Marren impressed during mid-season, lowering the European SM9 200m Individual record in both March and April, qualifying for her first IPC World Championships in Montreal in the process.

Having lifted her first British Gas Swimming Championship title over MC 100m Butterfly, she excelled at the IPC Worlds in Canada, winning four golds and two silvers including individual titles over S9 100m Fly and SM9 200m Individual Medley.  

Personal Bests

Event Time Year Record
Long Course S9 50m Freestyle 30.00 2014  
Long Course S9 100m Freestyle 1:03.83 2013  
Long Course S9 400m Freestyle 4:44.43 2013  
Long Course S9 800m Freestyle 9:52.72 2013 BR
Long Course S9 100m Backstroke 1:10.98 2013  
Long Course S9 100m Butterfly 1:10.07 2013 BR
Long Course SM9 200m Individual Medley 2:32.74 2013 ER
Long Course SM9 400m Individual Medley 5:25.75 2013 BR
Short Course S9 200m Freestyle 2:16.41 2014 BR
Short Course S9 200m Butterfly 2:32.23 2014 BR
Short Course S9 200m Backstroke 2:29.20 2014 BR
Short Course SM9 200m Individual Medley 2:32.16 2014 ER
Short Course SM9 400m Individual Medley 5:12.63 2014 BR

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Paralympic Games 50m Freestyle (S9) 2012 31.02 10th
  400m Freestyle (S9)   4:50.79 4th
  100m Backstroke (S9)   1:14.31 5th
IPC World Championships 50m Freestyle (S9) 2013 30.08 4th
  100m Freestyle (S9)   1:04.41 SILVER
  100m Backstroke (S9)   1:10.98 SILVER
  100m Butterfly (S9)   1:10.07 GOLD
  200m Individual Medley (SM9)   2:33.95 GOLD
  4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pt)   4:27.95 GOLD
  4x100m Medley Relay (34pt)   4:46.21 GOLD
IPC European Championships 50m Freestyle (S9) 2014 30.00 SILVER
  400m Freestyle (S9)   4:47.66 SILVER

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships SM10 200m Individual Medley 2014 2:34.64 GOLD
  MC 50m Freestyle 2013 30.18 SILVER
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:04.23 SILVER
  MC 400m Freestyle   4:45.09 4th
  MC 100m Backstroke   1:12.98 5th
  MC 100m Breaststroke   1:31.58 11th
  MC 100m Butterfly   1:11.10 GOLD
  MC 200m Individual Medley   2:35.19 4th
  MC 50m Freestyle 2012 31.69 13th
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:07.06 14th
  MC 400m Freestyle   5:01.22 15th
  MC 100m Backstroke   1:17.02 13th
  MC 100m Breaststroke   1:33.27 16th
  MC 200m Individual Medley   2:43.63 12th
  MC 50m Freestyle 2011 33.07 14th
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:10.38 16th
  MC 400m Freestyle   5:14.81 15th
  MC 100m Backstroke   1:21.45 13th
British Para-Swimming International Meet MC 50m Freestyle 2014 30.11 5th
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:03.90 6th
  MC 200m Individual Medley   2:34.80 6th
British International Disability Championships MC 50m Freestyle 2013 30.06 GOLD
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:03.88 GOLD
  MC 400m Freestyle   4:44.43 5th
  MC 100m Backstroke   1:11.20 BRONZE
  MC 100m Butterfly   1:12.14 SILVER
  MC 200m Individual Medley   2:32.74 4th
  MC 200m Individual Medley 2012 2:38.93 7th

In The Pool

Favourite event: 200m IM

Finest ever performance: Qualifying for Paralympics 2012. It was totally unexpected.

Role models: Ellie Simmonds, Tom Daley, Kate Middleton.

My aspirations are: Worlds 2013, Rio 2016, Commonwealths 2014 and to keep enjoying my swimming 

Out Of The Pool

If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be: A couch potato!!!

Life after swimming: To go to university for law degree.

Would most like to meet: Kate Middleton.

Most prized possession: My Chee Chee - a little monkey my grandad gave me before he died.

Biggest influence on career: My parents, nan and sister. 

Favourites

Sports: Swimming of course. Also synchro swimming, diving and gymnastics to watch.

Band/music: One Direction, Justin Bieber, Emily Sande, Ed Sheeran.

Food: Pasta, chicken, muffins and strawberries. 

Hobbies: Cinema with friends, long walks with my dog Paddy, lazy days at home, and sleeping.

 

Return to Profile Index

IHG Summer Offer A Vision For Rio Check out the Speedo Hero Series Use your swimming in a Royal Navy career Make a Splash with Swim Britain Subscribe to Swimming Times today for all the latest aquatics news