Paralympian, Speaker, Ambassador

Swimming Achievements

I have been swimming since I was a child and competing since 2000.  Swimming for me was a way to get my arms and legs moving.

Since then I have won 3 gold Paralympic Medals, 1 silver Paralympic Medals and 6 Paralympic Bronze Medals over 5 consecutive Paralympics, held 10 World Records, competed in 6 World Championships (winning 3 gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze medals).

Competing at home at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in 2018, winning Gold in S7 50 Freestyle.

2002 – Spanish Nationals

5 Gold- fastest junior in my classification in Para swimming

2003 – Can am Para Pan Pacs Swimming

7 Gold – First senior team. Fastest in the country for my class in the 100 Butterfly and 50 Breastroke

2004 Athens Paralympic Games

finalist in 5 events. Fastest for my class in the 400 FS nationally

2006 – IPC Swimming World Championships

Finalist – first world championships.

2008 – Bejing Paralmypic Games.

1 Gold 4x 100 Medley Relay. Fastest 400 FS swimmer in nation for class. Won first ever Paralympic gold medal in 4x100Im Relay

2009 – World Championships

4 Gold 2 sliver 4 World Records- Fastest S7over100m in Freestyle and IM events. 50fly event Won 100 Fs by 13metres.

2010 – World Championships

3 Gold 1 Silver 1 bronze 2 World Records. Fastest relay team in history for the IM and FS relays.

2011 – Can Am Para Pan Pacs Swimming

5 Gold. Fastest for my class in the world for that year in the 50,100 and 400 FS

2012 – Paralympic Games London

1 gold 4×100 Free 1 silver 100 Freestyle S7, 3 Bronze, 200 IM, 100 Breastroke and 4x 100 Medley Relay. Lead by 14metres in my Freestyle relay leg in the 4×100 FS.

2013 – World Championships

2 Gold 1 silver 1 bronze- Flag bearer at the opening ceremony.Won my first ever world championship gold medal.

2014 – USA Para Pan Pacs Swimming

7 Gold – Most gold medals by anyone at that swim meet.

2015 – World Championships

2 Silver, Bronze.

2016 – Paralmypics Rio

1 Bronze.  One of only 3 swimmers to attend a Paralympics as a competitor.

“I compete in swimming to show myself that I can achieve whatever I want, not what I am limited by”

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