Harriet Lee made an immediate impact after being classified as an 18-year old in January 2010, sealing a place at the 2010 IPC World Championships in Eindhoven where she landed SB9 100m Breaststroke gold in emphatic style.
While she missed the 2011 IPC European Championships due to illness and injury, Lee recovered in time to make her Paralympic debut at London 2012.
Harriet Lee Profile
|Date of Birth||6th May 1991|
|Team/Club||City of Newcastle|
|Classification||S10, SB9, SM10|
She improved again the following season, winning her first British Champs medal with MC 100m Breaststroke bronze, then winning another IPC World Championship medal with silver in the SB9 100m Breaststroke in Montreal.
|Long Course S10 50m Freestyle||29.97||2012|
|Long Course SB9 50m Breaststroke||37.12||2012||BR|
|Long Course SB9 100m Breaststroke||1:18.88||2013||BR|
|Long Course SB9 200m Breaststroke||2:57.67||2011||BR|
|Long Course SM10 200m Individual Medley||2:38.06||2012|
|Paralympic Games||50m Freestyle (S10)||2012||29.97||10th|
|100m Breaststroke (SB9)||1:19.53||BRONZE|
|200m Individual Medley (SM10)||2:39.42||7th|
|IPC World Championships||100m Breaststroke (SB9)||2013||1:18.88||SILVER|
|200m Individual Medley (SM10)||2:39.77||7th|
|100m Breaststroke (SB9)||2010||1:19.86||GOLD|
|4x100m Medley Relay (34pts)||5:00.93||SILVER|
|British Championships||SB9 100m Breaststroke||2014||1:22.71||SILVER|
|MC 200m Individual Medley||2013||2:39.44||6th|
|MC 50m Freestyle||2012||30.08||7th|
|MC 100m Breaststroke||1:21.15||BRONZE|
|MC 100m Breaststroke||2011||1:24.04||7th|
|MC 50m Freestyle||2010||31.67||6th|
|MC 100m Freestyle||1:10.18||8th|
|MC 100m Breaststroke||1:23.84||4th|
|MC 200m Individual Medley||2:49.02||7th|
|British Para-Swimming International Meet||MC 100m Breaststroke||2014||1:21.63||6th|
|British International Disability Championships||MC 100m Breaststroke||2013||1:24.66||9th|
|MC 100m Breaststroke||2011||1:22.37||7th|
In the Pool
Favourite event: 100m Breaststroke.
Finest ever performance: The DSE meet in April 2010 because I qualified for my first World Champs there.
First senior international meet: IPC Swimming World Championships 2010 in Eindhoven.
Role models: Jane Tomlinson and Chris Hoy.
My aspirations are: To reach the top and medal at the top.
Out of the Pool
Tip for the top: Train hard and the results will follow.
Life after swimming: I want to be a physiotherapist.
Music: I like all sorts.
If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be: Physiotherapist.
Describe yourself in three words: Motivated, Fun and Dedicated.
Would most like to meet: Frank Lampard.