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Harriet Lee

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
Born Huntingdon
Team/Club City of Newcastle
Coach Louise Graham
Classification S10, SB9, SM10
Having waited until the final day of swimming at the Games to compete in her favourite SB9 100m Breast event, Lee landed her first Paralympic medal with an emotional bronze in front of a home crowd.

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.

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
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  

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
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

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
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.


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