Britain’s Top Paralympic Swimmers
Great Britain boasts one of the strongest Para-swimming teams in the world, having finished in the top four of the swimming medal table at the past six consecutive Paralympic Games.
Even if you are new to disability swimming there is a good chance you have heard of Ellie Simmonds, who won double gold as a 13-year old at the 2008 Paralympic Games then repeated the feat in front of a home crowd at London 2012. Well Ellie isn't our only star.
Get to know some of our best athletes from the different classifications below.
- If you are looking for full details about our Para-swimmers, go to our British Swimming zone
- To find out more about disability swimming and classifications, head to our classification page.
S6, SB6, SM6
- Winning two golds as a 13-year old at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing then adding another four at the 2010 IPC World Championships and two more at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
- She set the first world record in London Aquatics Centre at the British Gas Swimming Championships 2012.
Ellie is the youngest of five siblings - she has three sisters and one brother and there are more than 20 years between the five of them.
S6, SB7, SM6
- Being one of the most consistent Paralympic swimmers of the past decade, having won two golds at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Paralympic Games then landing silver in his fifth Games at London 2012.
- His IPC World Championship record is no less impressive, having won at least one medal at each of the last six Championships and taken seven golds over the past four.
Sascha is married to fellow British Paralympic swimmer Nyree (nee Lewis) and their first child Ella was born in July 2011.
Born without right hand
S9, SB9, SM9
- At just 14 years old, being one of the youngest members of ParalympicsGB at London 2012 and finishing fourth in the S9 400m Freestyle.
- She was shortlisted for the 2013 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year after winning four gold medals at her debut IPC World Championships in Montreal.
Amy achieved all A*s and As for her GCSEs in 2014 then won SM9 200m Individual Medley gold on her IPC European Championship debut later in the summer.
S12, SB12, SM12
- Winning silver and bronze on her major championship debut at 2011's IPC European Championships then silver and two bronzes on her Paralympic debut at London 2012.
- She continued to improve after the Paralympics, particularly in the S12 100m Backstroke event, becoming world champion on her IPC World Championship debut in 2013 then European champion in 2014.
Hannah has Scottish grandparents and has been learning to play the bagpipes at school.
S14, SB14, SM14
- Bursting on to the international scene in style as a 16-year old at the London 2012 Paralympic Games by winning the S14 200m Freestyle gold medal.
- She added the world title on her IPC World Championships debut in Montreal in 2013 before winning another three medals at the 2014 IPC European Championships.
Jessica-Jane is an animal lover and has dogs, fish and a gecko at home.