Charlotte Henshaw set the bar high with some stand-out performances in her early career, representing Paralympics GB as a 21-year old at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.
Her Paralympic debut saw her finish in fourth place in her specialist event, the SB6 100m Breaststroke, and she continued to build her international reputation the following year, winning a gold medal in the same event at 2009 IPC European Swimming Championships in Reykjavik.
Henshaw showed no signs of slowing down in 2010, qualifying fastest for the SB6 100m Breaststroke final at the IPC World Championships in Eindhoven, ultimately securing a silver medal.
She competed at her second Paralympic Games at London 2012, setting a new Paralympic record of 1:39.64 in the qualifying heats of the SB6 100m Breaststroke. She went on to win silver in the final, a mere 0.03 seconds away from gold.
Another international medal followed in 2013 as Henshaw won 100m Breast bronze at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, repeating her result from the British International Disability Swimming Championships in Sheffield earlier in the year.