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INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE
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a male Para swimmer in the water at the end of a race

Jordan Catchpole

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Beccles, ENG
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began learning to swim at age four. He competed at his first Para swimming competition in March 2015 in Manchester, England.
Why this sport?
His grandfather encouraged him to start swimming.
Club / Team
University of East Anglia [UEA] City of Norwich Swimming Club: England
Name of coach
Alex Pinniger [club]

General interest

Hobbies
Golf, football, supporting English football team West Ham United. (Athlete, 08 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the S14 100m backstroke and the S14 200m freestyle at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (Athlete, 08 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
His grandfather. (Athlete, 08 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
British boxer Anthony Joshua. (Athlete, 08 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he received the Outstanding Sporting Achievement Award at both the Stars of Suffolk and Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney Awards in England. (eadt.co.uk, 10 Nov 2017; becclesandbungayjournal.co.uk, 15 Nov 2017)

In 2017 he was named the Archant Suffolk Young Sports Personality of the Year at the Suffolk Sports Awards. (becclesandbungayjournal.co.uk, 15 Nov 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (becclesandbungayjournal.co.uk, 21 Jul 2017)
Impairment
At age 14 he was diagnosed with autism and a learning impairment. (becclesandbungayjournal.co.uk, 21 Jul 2017)