Susie Rodgers has made rapid progress in Para-Swimming since taking the sport seriously after being inspired by the Beijing Paralympics in 2008.
She burst on to the international scene in 2011, winning five golds and a silver at the 2011 IPC European Championships in Berlin, clocking two European records and three British records in the process.
Susie Rodgers Profile
|Date of Birth||9th August 1983|
|Team/Club||Otter SC / Beckenham SC|
|Coach||Steve Bratt / Tony Beckley|
|Classification||S7, SB6, SM7|
In 2013, she enjoyed an IPC World Championship debut to remember, bagging silver medals in the 50m, 100m and 400m Freestyle as well as the 50m Butterfly then landing gold with the 34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay quartet.
|Long Course S7 50m Freestyle||33.84||2012||BR|
|Long Course S7 100m Freestyle||1:12.10||2011||BR|
|Long Course S7 400m Freestyle||5:18.93||2012||ER|
|Long Course S7 100m Backstroke||1:25.83||2012||BR|
|Long Course S7 50m Butterfly||36.01||2012||ER|
|Long Course S7 100m Butterfly||1:25.91||2013||BR|
|Paralympic Games||50m Freestyle (S7)||2012||34.08||4th|
|100m Freestyle (S7)||1:12.61||BRONZE|
|400m Freestyle (S7)||5:18.93||BRONZE|
|100m Backstroke (S7)||1:26.03||6th|
|50m Butterfly (S7)||37.54||4th|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pts)||4:24.71||BRONZE|
|IPC World Championships||50m Freestyle (S7)||2013||33.84||SILVER|
|100m Freestyle (S7)||1:13.03||SILVER|
|400m Freestyle (S7)||5:21.15||SILVER|
|50m Butterfly (S7)||36.76||SILVER|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pt)||4:27.95||GOLD|
|IPC European Championships||50m Freestyle (S7)||2011||33.99||SILVER|
|100m Freestyle (S7)||1:12.10||GOLD|
|400m Freestyle (S7)||5:22.61||GOLD|
|100m Backstroke (S7)||1:26.09||GOLD|
|50m Butterfly (S7)||36.74||GOLD|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pts)||4:27.53||GOLD|
|British Championships||MC 100m Freestyle||2013||1:13.71||BRONZE|
|MC 400m Freestyle||5:27.21||6th|
|MC 50m Freestyle||2012||34.39||12th|
|MC 100m Freestyle||1:13.08||7th|
|MC 400m Freestyle||5:27.39||5th|
|MC 100m Backstroke||1:25.83||4th|
|MC 50m Butterfly||36.64||GOLD|
|MC 100m Freestyle||2011||1:15.73||8th|
|MC 400m Freestyle||5:34.96||BRONZE|
|MC 100m Backstroke||1:30.48||6th|
|MC 50m Butterfly||39.01||SILVER|
|British International Disability Championships||MC 100m Freestyle||2013||1:13.35||4th|
|MC 400m Freestyle||5:35.20||8th|
|MC 50m Butterfly||36.95||GOLD|
|MC 400m Freestyle||2012||5:23.59||5th|
|MC 50m Butterfly||36.01||GOLD|
|MC 400m Freestyle||2011||5:31.76||5th|
|MC 100m Backstroke||1:30.41||9th|
|MC 50m Butterfly||38.61||SILVER|
In The Pool
Favourite event: 400m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly
Finest ever performance: Beating the European 400m Freestyle record holder Kristen Bruhn at the British International Disability Championships.
First senior international meet: IPC Swimming European Championships 2011.
Role models: Most swimmers, my mother and family, my coaches and my friends.
Aspirations: To compete at the highest level I can.
Out Of The Pool
Tip for the top: Train hard and be determined.
Life after swimming: To continue with my current role in the British Council.
Music: Electronic, chill, dance and world music.
Describe yourself in three words: Determined, energetic and warm-hearted.
Would most like to meet: Ian Thorpe.