Andrew Mullen Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    29 Nov 1996
  • Coach

    Graeme Smith
  • Club

    National Performance Centre / Ren 96
  • Main event

    Butterfly
  • Best result

    Paralympic Medallist
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 14
    • 12
    • 6
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Andrew Mullen is one of the most consistent and high performing members of the British Para-Swimming team having collected medals at all levels of competition including Paralympic, World  and European events.

The Rio 2016 Games, a second Paralympics for Mullen, proved highly successful as he returned home with three medals including a silver in the Men's S5 50m Backstroke.

Mullen has had a stellar start to his international career, most recently at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow. Winning a total of four individual medals, two silvers in the S5 200m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke, and 2 bronze in the S5 100m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly. 

2015 also saw Mullen set two new European records in the S5 50m Backstroke and Butterfly events. It was the two gold medals the National Performance Centre swimmer claimed at the British Para-Swimming International Meet earlier in the year that sealed his place on the team.

2014 was full of achievement for Mullen also, he brought six medals home from the Eindhoven edition of the European Champs; four gold and two silver.

Progress came for Mullen on his IPC Swimming World Championships debut in Montreal in 2013 as the Scottish swimmer won two silvers and a bronze. Silvers came in the S5 50m Backstroke and the SM5 200m Individual Medley.

The previous season, he made his Paralympic debut at London 2012, narrowly missing out on a medal as he finished fourth in both the 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly.

The promise showed back in 2011 by Andrew helped him make his international debut as a 14-year old at the 2011 IPC Swimming European Championships in Berlin.


Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S5 50m Freestyle 2015 34.87
S5 100m Freestyle 2016 1:15.93
S5 200m Freestyle 2016 2:40.65 BR
S5 50m Backstroke 2015 37.29 ER
SB4 100m Breaststroke 2013 1:49.52 BR
S5 50m Butterfly 2015 36.32
SM5 200m Individual Medley 2014 3:06.78 BR
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S5 50m Freestyle 2014 36.55
S5 100m Freestyle 2014 1:18.26
S5 200m Freestyle 2014 2:46.03 ER
S5 50m Backstroke 2015 38.20
SB4 100m Breaststroke 2012 1:50.68 BR
S5 50m Butterfly 2014 38.37 ER
SM5 100m Individual Medley 2014 1:28.47 BR
SM5 200m Individual Medley 2014 3:10.76 BR
Paralympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
S5 50m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 34.87 5th
S5 100m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 1:15.93 Bronze
S5 200m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 2:40.65 Bronze
S5 50m Backstroke 2016 - Rio 37.94 Silver
S5 50m Butterfly 2016 - Rio 36.32 4th
S5 50m Freestyle 2012 - London 38.08 8th
S5 50m Butterfly 2012 - London 39.54 4th
S5 50m Butterfly 2012 - London 39.71 4th
IPC Swimming World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S5 50m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 34.94 4th
S5 100m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 1:16.68 Bronze
S5 200m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 2:41.35 Silver
S5 50m Backstroke 2015 - Glasgow 37.68 Silver
S5 50m Butterfly 2015 - Glasgow 37.14 Bronze
S5 50m Freestyle 2013 - Montreal 37.83 5th
S5 100m Freestyle 2013 - Montreal 1:19.94 4th
S5 50m Backstroke 2013 - Montreal 39.21 Silver
S5 50m Butterfly 2013 - Montreal 38.18 Bronze
SM5 200m Individual Medley 2013 - Montreal 3:08.64 Silver
IPC Swimming European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S5 50m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 35.41 Silver
S5 100m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 1:16.11 Gold
S5 200m Freestylr 2016 - Funchal 2:42.56 Gold
S5 50m Backstroke 2016 - Funchal 37.92 Gold
S5 50m Butterfly 2016 - Funchal 36.91 Gold
S5 50m Freestyle 2014 - Eindhoven 36.12 Silver
S5 100m Freestyle 2014 - Eindhoven 1:18.44 Silver
S5 200m Freestyle 2014 - Eindhoven 2:46.27 Gold
S5 50m Backstroke 2014 - Eindhoven 37.56 Gold
S5 50m Butterfly 2014 - Eindhoven 37.66 Gold
SM5 200m Individual Medley 2014 - Eindhoven 3:06.78 Gold
S5 100m Freestyle 2011 - Berlin 1:29.84 7th
S5 50m Butterfly 2011 - Berlin 42.69 Silver
SM5 200m Individual Medley 2011 - Berlin 3:33.22 Bronze
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 50m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 37.37 7th
MC 100m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 1:16.13 7th
MC 200m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 2:46.30 14th
MC 50m Butterfly 2016 - Glasgow 36.60 Gold
MC 50m Backstroke 2015 - Glasgow 38.28 Gold
MC 50m Butterfly 2015 - Glasgow 36.91 Gold
MC 50m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 37.09 31st
MC 100m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 1:22.28 46th
MC 200m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 2:54.36 30th
MC 50m Backstroke 2014 - Glasgow 39.03 Gold
MC 50m Butterfly 2014 - Glasgow 38.33 Silver
MC 200m Individual Medley 2014 - Glasgow 3:10.79 25th
MC 50m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 38.34 38th
MC 200m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 2:55.05 7th
MC 50m Backstroke 2013 - Sheffield 39.30 Gold
MC 100m Breaststroke 2013 - Sheffield 1:56.22 23rd
MC 50m Butterfly 2013 - Sheffield 39.00 4th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2013 - Sheffield 3:17.45 25th