Claire Cashmore Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    21 May 1988
  • Coach

    Rob Greenwood
  • Club

    National Performance Centre
  • Main event

    Breaststroke
  • Best result

    Paralympic Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 11
    • 15
    • 18
Claire Cashmore Torso

Claire Cashmore made her debut for GB over ten years ago and has won medals at every level of competition including six Paralympic medals, including relay gold at Rio 2016.

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games saw Claire return home from Brazil as Paralympic Champion in the Women's 4x100m Medley relay and collect and individual silver in the Women's SB8 100m Breaststroke. 

Cashmore had another successful season in 2016, she qualified for her fourth Paralympic Games after taking the British title in the Women's MC 100m Butterfly and at the IPC European Championships claimed double bronze. 

Glasgow 2015 was Claire Cashmore’s fourth outing at a World Championships and once again she came away a multi-medallist; a gold, silver and bronze. Helping the British team to the title in the 34pt 4x100m Medley relay.

Having taken gold in the SB8 100m breast at the British Para International meet earlier in 2015, she came away with silver at the World champs. She continues to be a consistent and medal winning figure on the world stage in her classification.

In 2014, Cashmore landed her first individual gold medal on the international stage, marking her third IPC Swimming European Championships with gold over SB8 100m Breaststroke.

Further improvement followed in 2013 where she was part of the British team to win gold in both relays at the IPC World Championships in Montreal and also claimed SB8 100m Breaststroke silver and SM9 200m Individual Medley bronze.

Claire Cashmore’s most successful Paralympic campaign was at London 2012 where Cashmore lifted individual silver in the SB8 100m Breaststroke as well as silver and bronze in the 34pt 4x100m Medley and 4x100m Freestyle Relays respectively.

She won her third Paralympic medal with bronze at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, bronze at the 2009 Europeans in Reykjavik, silver at the 2010 Worlds in Eindhoven before another silver at the 2011 Europeans in Berlin.

Cashmore won her first SB8 100m Breaststroke medal with silver at the 2006 World Championships in Durban and has since become a world leader in that event.

Claire Cashmore broke through as a 16-year old at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens, winning bronze in the SM9 200m Individual Medley and S9 100m Backstroke. She has become a regular fixture on the international podium since then, winning individual medals at every major championship she has been to.


Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S9 50m Freestyle 2010 30.14
S9 100m Freestyle 2011 1:05.16
SB8 50m Breaststroke 2015 37.51 BR
SB8 100m Breasstroke 2011 1:20.37 BR
SB8 200m Breaststroke 2015 2:57.30
S9 100m Butterfly 2016 1:09.46
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2009 2:37.36
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S9 50m 2006 30.36
S9 100m Freestyle 2011 1:04.85
SB8 50m Breaststroke 2015 36.91 BR
SB8 100m Breaststroke 2009 1:19.96 BR
SB8 200m Breaststroke 2013 2:57.18
S9 100m Butterfly 2009 1:11.45
SM9 100m Individual Medley 2009 1:11.83 WR
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2009 2:34.12
Paralympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
SB8 100m Breaststroke 2016 - Rio 1:20.60 Silver
S9 100m Butterfly 2016 - Rio 1:09.46 5th
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2016 - Rio 2:38.34 8th
Women's 4x100m Medley Relay 34 Points 2016 - Rio 4:45.23 Gold
S9 100m Freestyle 2012 - London 1:06.81 9th
SB8 100m Breaststroke 2012 - London 1:20.39 Silver
S9 100m Butterfly 2012 - London 1:14.56 8th
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2012 - London 2:38.08 4th
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2012 - London 4:24.71 Bronze
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2012 - London 4:53.98 Silver
S9 100m Backstroke 2008 - Beijing 1:14.46 6th
SB8 100m Breaststroke 2008 - Beijing 1:25.60 Bronze
S9 100m Butterfly 2008 - Beijing 1:13.47 8th
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2008 - Beijing 2:42.09 4th
S9 50m Freestyle 2004 - Athens 31.29 5th
S9 100m Freestyle 2004 - Athens 1:10.48 9th
S9 100m Backstroke 2004 - Athens 1:16.98 Bronze
S9 100m Butterfly 2004 - Athens 1:19.60 8th
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2004 - Athens 2:48.07 Bronze
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2004 - Athens 4:54.38 6th
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
SB8 100m Breaststroke 2015 - Glasgow 1:21.15 Silver
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2015 - Glasgow 4:29.83 Bronze
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2015 - Glasgow 4:52.89 Gold
S9 50m Freestyle 2013 - Montreal 30.56 5th
S9 100m Freestyle 2013 - Montreal 1:06.39 5th
SB8 100m Breaststroke 2013 - Montreal 1:21.23 Silver
S9 100m Butterfly 2013 - Montreal 1:14.32 6th
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2013 - Montreal 2:41.50 Bronze
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2013 - Montreal 4:27.95 Gold
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2013 - Montreal 4:46.21 Gold
S9 50m Freestyle 2010 - Eindhoven 30.14 6th
S9 100m Freestyle 2010 - Eindhoven 1:05.49 4th
S9 100m Backstroke 2010 - Eindhoven 1:19.39 10th
SB8 100m Breaststroke 2010 - Eindhoven 1:22.02 Silver
S9 100m Butterfly 2010 - Eindhoven 1:15.22 9th
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2010 - Eindhoven 4:29.49 Silver
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2010 - Eindhoven 5:00.93 Silver
S9 50m Freestyle 2006 - Durban 31.55 5th
S9 100m Freestyle 2006 - Durban 1:10.25 10th
S9 100m Backstroke 2006 - Durban 1:19.72 8th
SB8 100m Breaststroke 2006 - Durban 1:27.98 Silver
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2006 - Durban 2:52.82 7th
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2006 - Durban 5:14.56 Silver
IPC European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S9 100m Breststroke 2016 - Funchal 1:21.53 Bronze
S9 100m Butterfly 2016 - Funchal 1:10.62 Bronze
S9 200m Individual Medley 2016 - Funchal 2:39.63 4th
S9 50m Freestyle 2014 - Eindhoven 31.10 6th
S9 100m Freestyle 2014 - Eindhoven 1:07.79 6th
SB8 100m Breaststroke 2014 - Eindhoven 1:20.93 Gold
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2014 - Eindhoven 2:39.81 4th
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2014 - Eindhoven 4:46.89 Gold
S9 100m Freestyle 2011 - Berlin 1:05.16 4th
SB8 100m Breaststroke 2011 - Berlin 1:20.37 Silver
S9 100m Butterfly 2011 - Berlin 1:12.07 Bronze
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2011 - Berlin 2:37.55 Bronze
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2011 - Berlin 4:27.53 Gold
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2011 - Berlin 4:52.40 Gold
S9 50m Freestyle 2009 - Reykjavik 30.14 Bronze
SB8 100m Breaststroke 2009 - Reykjavik 1:23.61 Bronze
S9 100m Butterfly 2009 - Reykjavik 1:15.35 5th
34pt 4x100m Medlet Relay 2009 - Reykjavik 4:54.47 Gold
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 100m Breaststroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:22.46 7th
MC 100m Butterfly 2016 - Glasgow 1:12.07 Gold
MC 200m Individual Medley 2016 - Glasgow 2:41.62 7th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2015 - Glasgow 1:22.53 5th
MC 100m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 1:08.06 26th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2014 - Glasgow 1:21.50 5th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2014 - Glasgow 2:44.99 20th
MC 50m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 30.58 5th
MC 100m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 1:06.14 5th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2013 - Sheffield 1:21.82 4th
MC 100m Butterfly 2013 - Sheffield 1:14.03 6th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2013 - Sheffield 2:38.16 7th
MC 50m Freestyle 2012 - Sheffield 31.26 20th
MC 100m Freestyle 2012 - Sheffield 1:07.40 22nd
MC 100m Butterfly 2012 - Sheffield 1:14.42 8th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2012 2:39.16 8th