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Susie Rodgers

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
Born Stockton-on-Tees
Team/Club Otter SC / Beckenham SC
Coach Steve Bratt / Tony Beckley
Classification S7, SB6, SM7
Rodgers qualified for London 2012 across five individual events the following season and won her first Paralympic medals with individual bronzes in the S7 100m Freestyle and S7 400m Freestyle as well as 34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay bronze.

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.

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course S7 50m Freestyle 33.50 2014 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

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
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) 2014 33.50 GOLD
  400m Freestyle (S7)   5:22.74 GOLD
  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

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships S8 100m Freestyle 2014 1:12.33 SILVER
  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 Para-Swimming International Meet MC 50m Freestyle 2014 33.67 9th
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:12.85 10th
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.


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