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WHITE Lewis
Sport Para swimming
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age18
Place of BirthNorwich, ENG
Height1.85 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Swadlincote, ENG
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming competitively at age 10.
Club / Team
City of Derby Swimming Club: England
Name of coach
Amanda Bell [club]; Rob Aubry [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Funchal, POR
General Interest
Nicknames
Lew (Facebook profile, 15 May 2017)
Hero / Idol
British Para swimmers James Crisp and Oliver Hynd. (burtonmail.co.uk, 03 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2017 Young Sportsman of the Year by the Derby Telegraph newspaper in England. (derbytelegraph.co.uk, 01 Apr 2018)

He was named the 2016 Para Sportsperson of the Year by the Derby Telegraph. (south-derbys.gov.uk, 14 Nov 2016)

He was named Junior Para Sportsperson of the Year at the 2013 and 2014 Derbyshire Sports Awards in England. (burtonmail.co.uk, 08 Nov 2014)

He was named Para Sportsperson of the Year at the 2012 Derbyshire Schools' Sports Association Sports Awards. (burtonmail.co.uk, 09 Oct 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (derbytelegraph.co.uk, 25 Apr 2016)
Impairment
He was born without his right hand. (burtonmail.co.uk, 31 Jul 2013)
Other information
YOUNGEST
At age 16 he was the youngest male member of the Great Britain swimming team at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (derbytelegraph.co.uk, 01 Apr 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 400m Freestyle S9 4:21.38
Heats 2016 100m Freestyle S9 58.51
4 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:51.54
13 2016 100m Backstroke S9 1:09.86 
Commonwealth Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 100m Freestyle S9 56.77
6 2018 100m Backstroke S9 1:07.25
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2016 50m Freestyle S9 27.34
4 2016 100m Backstroke S9 1:07.88
3 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:53.47
3 2016 100m Freestyle S9 58.07
5 2016 400m Freestyle S9 4:33.70
4 2018 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:03.52
2 2018 100m Freestyle S9 56.29
6 2018 100m Backstroke S9 1:06.43
4 2018 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:23.68
2 2018 400m Freestyle S9 4:18.30
5 2018 50m Freestyle S9 26.60