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Louise Fiddes

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Welwyn Garden City, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up the sport by other Para athletes. "I didn't believe that I could do anything in life. I haven't got much hand-eye coordination. Para swimming just gave me that confidence that I can do something, I'm actually okay at stuff. If I do focus and train and work hard, I can achieve things."
Club / Team
Hatfield Swimming Club: England
Name of coach
Janko Gojkovic [club], BIH; Rob Aubry [national], GBR
Training Regime
She has two swim sessions per day, and includes yoga in her training routine.

General interest

Hobbies
Exploring new places, cooking. (britishswimming.org, 05 Feb 2021; Athlete, 08 Sep 2019
Most influential person in career
Her father. (Athlete, 08 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
British Para swimmer Bethany Firth. (Athlete, 08 Sep 2019)
Injuries
She was affected by several injuries in the lead-up to the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, where she went on to win a silver and a bronze medal. (hertfordshiremercury.co.uk, 01 Sep 2021)
Ambitions
To win four Paralympic gold medals. (hatfieldswimming.org, 04 Oct 2019; OCS Young Sportsperson Awards YouTube channel, 16 Nov 2017)