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Harriet Lee

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Family
Husband Laurie Pirie and son Hudson-Grey [2018]
Other names
Harriet Lee Pirie
Residence
England
Occupation
Athlete, Businessperson
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Management - Northumbria University : Newcastle, ENG

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age two.

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Great Britain

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her mother. (British Swimming Media Guide, 10 Jul 2011)
Hero / Idol
British athlete Jane Tomlinson, and British cyclist Chris Hoy. (swimming.org, 2013)
Injuries
She spent 40 hours in intensive care in May 2012 after complaining of feeling unwell. Doctors were unable to tell her exactly what was wrong with her. She also had a broken hand during this period. (elmsdirect.com, 30 Nov 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She likes to wear a hooded jacket until just before she competes. (channel4.com, 15 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard and the results will follow." (guardian.co.uk, 08 Sep 2012)
Other sports
She has also competed in able-bodied swimming competitions. (peterboroughtoday.co.uk, 07 Mar 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (cambridge-news.co.uk, 15 Nov 2016)
Impairment
She has a growth condition called Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, diagnosed in 2009. (chroniclelive.co.uk, 31 Mar 2015; cambridge-news.co.uk, 23 May 2013)
Other information
SWIM TEACHER
In 2017 she organised and ran the Harriet Lee Swim Clinic at Trinity Arts and Leisure Centre in Bedford, England. (Facebook page, 27 May 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She is an ambassador for Vision Express, which involves coaching children and teaching the importance of eye healthcare. (visionexpress.com, 04 May 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 1 3
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 1
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 1 2012-08-30 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 2012-08-30 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2012-08-31 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 2012-09-08 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 2012-09-08 3
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 2013-08-14 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final 1 2013-08-14 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final 1 2013-08-15 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 1 2013-08-15 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 2016-09-08 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 2016-09-08 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 2016-09-11 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2016-09-11 2