Claire Cashmore broke through as a 16-year old at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens, winning bronze in the SM9 200m Individual Medley and S9 100m Backstroke.
She has become a regular fixture on the international podium since then, winning individual medals at every major championship she has been to.
Cashmore won her first SB8 100m Breaststroke medal with silver at the 2006 World Championships in Durban and has since become a world leader in that event.
She won her third Paralympic medal with bronze at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, bronze at the 2009 Europeans in Reykjavik, silver at the 2010 Worlds in Eindhoven before another silver at the 2011 Europeans in Berlin.
Her most successful Paralympic campaign was at London 2012 where Cashmore lifted individual silver in the SB8 100m Breaststroke as well as silver and bronze in the 34pt 4x100m Medley and 4x100m Freestyle Relays respectively.
Further improvement followed in 2013 where she was part of the British team to win gold in both relays at the IPC World Championships in Montreal and also claimed SB8 100m Breaststroke silver and SM9 200m Individual Medley bronze.
In 2014, Cashmore landed her first individual gold medal on the international stage, marking her third IPC Swimming European Championships with gold over SB8 100m Breaststroke.