Eliza Humphrey Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    19 Jan 2005
  • Coach

    Andy Sharp
  • Club

    Northampton Swimming Club
  • Main event

  • Best result

    European Medallist
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 0
    • 0
    • 2
Eliza Humphrey

Eliza Humphrey is a double European bronze medallist, securing both medals at the 2024 championships in Madeira ahead of her debut Paralympic Games appearance in Paris.

Northampton-born Humphrey secured her medals in the SM11 200m Individual Medley and S11 400m Freestyle to share the podium alongside one of her sporting hero’s, Liesette Bruinsma of the Netherlands.

Eliza’s international debut came at the Para Swimming World Championships, where she progressed through to three finals across the meet.

Born with the genetic conditions Leber's Congenital Amaurosis (LCA) and Nystagmus, Eliza first got involved in swimming when her parents took her along to "learn to swim" lessons at the local leisure centre. A British Blind Sport's swimming gala signposted her and her identical twin sister, Scarlett, to Northampton Swimming Club where they began swimming competitively.

Both Humphrey sisters race in the S11 visually impaired category and are required to wear completely blackened goggles in competition. They are allowed the support of a ‘tapper’ at each end of the pool to warn them as the approach the pool wall.

Eliza’s passions away from the pool include playing the piano and saxophone, while she also enjoys listening to sport on the radio, and playing blind cricket and blind football. 

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S11 100m Freestyle 2022 1:18.81
S11 200m Freestyle 2023 2:45.33 BR
S11 400m Freestyle 2023 5:38.48 BR
S11 800m Freestyle 2022 12:36.88
S11 1500m Freestyle 2023 23:05.12 BR
SB11 100m Breaststroke 2022 1:36.61
SM11 200m Individual Medley 2022 3:08.09
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
SB11 100m Breaststroke 2022 - Madeira 1:36.61 5th
SM11 200m Individual Medley 2022 - Madeira 3:12.44 5th
S11 100m Freestyle 2022 - Madeira 1:22.60 9th
S11 400m Freestyle 2022 - Madeira 6:05.84 8th
Para Swimming European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
SM11 200m Individual Medley 2024 - Madeira 3:00.54 Bronze
S11 50m Freestyle 2024 - Madeira 34.05 8th
S11 100m Freestyle 2024 - Madeira 1:14.44 7th
S11 400m Freestyle 2024 - Madeira 5:38.61 Bronze
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 50m Freestyle 2022 - Aberdeen 35.99 17th
MC 400m Freestyle 2022 - Aberdeen 6:02.03 13th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2022 - Aberdeen 1:39.12 10th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2022 - Aberdeen 3:08.09 10th
MC 100m Freestyle 2022 - Aberdeen 1:18.81 19th