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Louis Lawlor

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Glasgow, SCO
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five.
Why this sport?
"My parents got me into the local swim team. As I got to about [age] 12 I was too fast for the old club so I moved club to progress more and to get pushed more in my swimming."
Club / Team
City of Glasgow Swim Team: Scotland
Name of coach
Danielle Brayson [club]; Rob Aubry [national], GBR

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
London, ENG

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 31 Dec 2021)
Hero / Idol
British Para swimmer Jordan Catchpole. (Athlete, 08 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he was named Impaired Athlete of the Year by the Glasgow Times newspaper in Scotland. (glasgowtimes.co.uk, 01 Feb 2020)

In 2019 he was named Emerging Para Swimmer of the Year by British Swimming. (British Swimming YouTube channel, 09 Nov 2019)

He was named Best Swimmer at the 2018 Scottish Junior Learning Disability Swimming Championships in Glasgow. (scottishdisabilitysport.com, 21 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 World Championships in Madeira, Portugal, and the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (Instagram profile, 02 Mar 2022, 06 Sep 2021)