Ellie Challis broke one World and two European records at the 2019 British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow to secure her place at the World Para Swimming Championships the same year, before going on to clinch her first international medal at that event.
Challis secured bronze in the S3 50m Backstroke in London, as well as claiming top-10 finishes in the SB3 50m Breaststroke, SM4 150m Individual Medley and SM5 50m Butterfly.
That followed on from an eye-catching debut in the British Para-Swimming International Meet of 2018, when she claimed gold in both the MC 50m Breaststroke and MC 150 Medley events.
The young Clacton-on-Sea swimmer burst onto the scene in 2017, breaking the British SB2 50m Breaststroke record that had stood since 1992, before becoming the world record holder in the event two years later.
Ellie started swimming to be safe in the water. Her big aim in sport is to represent GB at the Paralympics. PE is her favourite subject at school, and she also enjoys trampolining and snowboarding.
|SB2 50m Breaststroke||2019||1:05.42||WR|
|S3 50m Backstroke||2019||58.91||BR|
|S3 50m Butterfly||2019||58.30||ER|
|S3 200m Freestyle||2019||4:24.97||BR|
|SM3 150m Individual Medley||2019||3:28.97||BR|
|SB2 50m Breaststroke||2019||1:07.88|
|S3 50m Backstroke||2018||1:06.00|
|S3 50m Butterfly||2019||1:04.69|
|SB3 50m Breaststroke||2019 - London||1:05.96||5th|
|S3 50m Backstroke||2019 - London||58.91||Bronze|
|SM5 50m Butterfly||2019 - London||58.30||10th|
|SM4 150m Individual Medley||2019 - London||3:33.46||8th|
|MC 50m Breaststroke||2019 - Glasgow||1:05.42||Gold|
|MC 150m Medley||2019 - Glasgow||3:28.97||Silver|
|MC 50m Backstroke||2019 - Glasgow||1:01.53||Silver|
|MC 50m Butterfly||2019 - Glasgow||1:01.49||Silver|
|MC 50m Breaststroke||2018 - Sheffield||1:16.16||Gold|
|MC 150m Medley||2018 - Sheffield||3:58.53||Gold|