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Sport Para swimming
NPC Great Britain   
Place of BirthNorthampton, ENG
Height1.22 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
S6, SB6, SM6
Further Personal Information
Northampton, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She learned to swim at age four, and began competing in 2012.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to Para swimming at a Playground to Podium assessment day in 2012 in Northampton, England.
Club / Team
Northampton Swimming Club: England
Name of coach
Jacquie Marshall [club]; Graeme Smith [national]; Rob Aubry [national]
Training Regime
She trains five days a week, for a total of 15 hours.
Senior International Debut
Competing for
Great Britain
General Interest
Ellie (, 05 Jan 2016)
Spending time with friends. (, 02 Dec 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S6 50m butterfly at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 10 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
British Para swimmer Ellie Simmonds. (, 02 Dec 2014)
She was diagnosed with Perthes' hip disease in November 2012, which required her to undergo daily physiotherapy. She was able to return to training in April 2014. (, 02 Dec 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If I can inspire one child somewhere in the world, that's enough for me. That's partly why I swim." (, 31 Dec 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [MBE] in the 2017 New Year's Honours list. (, 31 Dec 2016)

She was named the 2016 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. (, 14 Dec 2016)

She was named the 2014 Achiever of the Year by Northampton Disability Sports in England. (, 02 Dec 2014)

She received the award for Outstanding Female Performance at the 2014 British Short Course Championships in Manchester, England. (, 02 Dec 2014)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sportsbeatvideo YouTube channel, 06 Apr 2018)
She was born with achondroplasia. (, 10 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 50m Butterfly S6 35.58
4 2016 50m Freestyle S6 35.24 
4 2016 400m Freestyle S6 5:27.53 
3 2016 100m Freestyle S6 1:14.43 
Commonwealth Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 50m Butterfly S7 35.72 
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:19.48
3 2016 100m Freestyle S6 1:16.96
3 2016 50m Freestyle S6 35.43
3 2016 400m Freestyle S6 5:43.77
2 2016 50m Butterfly S6 35.66
3 2018 50m Freestyle S6 34.31
1 2018 50m Butterfly S6 36.57
2 2018 100m Freestyle S6 1:13.46