Ffion Butler

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9

Further personal information

Residence
Newtown, WAL
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, French, Welsh
Higher education
Geology - University of Birmingham: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para swimming at age seven.
Club / Team
University of Birmingham [ENG] / Shrewsbury ASC [ENG]:
Name of coach
Gary Humpage [University of Birmingham], GBR
Training Regime
She trains twice a day.

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Wales
Location
Sheffield, ENG

General interest

Hobbies
Watching movies and television. (Twitter profile, 06 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2012 Junior Disability Swimmer of the Year by Swim Wales. (countytimes.co.uk, 25 Oct 2012)

She was named Montgomeryshire Disabled Sportsperson of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. (pstatic.powys.gov.uk, 29 Jul 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (bbc.co.uk, 13 Jul 2016)
Impairment
She was born without her left forearm. (Facebook profile, 01 Sep 2016; bbc.co.uk, 13 Jul 2016)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2016 she and her family appeared on the British television programme 'Eat Well for Less'. The show features families who need to improve the way they shop for groceries. (bbc.co.uk, 13 Jul 2016)