Steph Slater was a talented able-bodied age group swimmer and won her first British Championship medal with 50m Breaststroke silver at the 2010 Champs in Manchester.
After suffering nerve damage to her brachial plexus in 2011, she lost strength in her left arm and eventually lost use of it completely.
Steph Slater Profile
|Date of Birth||7th February 1991|
|Team/Club||National Performance Centre / Preston SC|
|Classification||S8, SB8, SM8|
At her first IPC World Championships in Montreal in 2013, Slater won silver in both the S8 100m Fly and SM8 200m IM and experienced the top of the international podium for the first time as she claimed 34pt 4x100m Medley Relay gold with her British teammates.
|Long Course S8 50m Freestyle||30.87||2014||ER|
|Long Course S8 100m Freestyle||1:05.73||2014||ER|
|Long Course S8 100m Backstroke||1:17.42||2014|
|Long Course SB8 100m Breaststroke||1:24.92||2013|
|Long Course S8 50m Butterfly||32.79||2013||BR|
|Long Course S8 100m Butterfly||1:10.12||2013||ER|
|Long Course SM8 200m Individual Medley||2:40.73||2013||ER|
|IPC World Championships||100m Breaststroke (SB8)||2013||1:26.34||5th|
|100m Butterfly (S8)||1:10.12||SILVER|
|200m Individual Medley (SM8)||2:40.73||SILVER|
|4x100m Medley Relay (34pt)||4:46.21||GOLD|
|IPC European Championships||100m Backstroke (S8)||2014||1:17.42||GOLD|
|Commonwealth Games||100m Freestyle (S8)||2014||1:05.73||SILVER|
|British Championships||S8 100m Freestyle||2014||1:07.20||GOLD|
|MC 50m Freestyle||2013||31.22||GOLD|
|MC 100m Breaststroke||1:24.99||4th|
|British Para-Swimming International Meet||MC 50m Freestyle||2014||30.87||SILVER|
|MC 100m Freestyle||1:07.33||SILVER|
|MC 200m Individual Medley||2:43.77||7th|
|British International Disability Championships||MC 100m Butterfly||2013||1:11.03||GOLD|
In The Pool
Favourite event: 100m Fly and 200m IM
Finest ever performance: Breaking my first ever European and British Record in the 100m Fly at my first major Disability Event 2013.
Role models: Natalie Du Toit and Jessica Ennis
My aspirations are: To compete at the European and World Championships and Rio 2016.
Out Of The Pool
If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be: A Paediatric Nurse
Tip for the top: Work hard, believe in yourself and always give 100% effort in everything you do with a smile.
Life after swimming: A career working with children in the health profession.
Most prized possession: My Memories Photo Album
Biggest influence on career: My Family (Mum, Dad +Brother) + My Coach.
Sports: I love watching Gymnastics and Athletics.
Band/music: Various – Big fan of musicals.
Food: Pasta, Chicken and Milky bar.
Hobbies: I teach swimming to disabled children, socialising with my friends and shopping.