Ellie Challis Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    23 Mar 2004
  • Coach

    Julie Jago
  • Club

    Colchester Phoenix ASC
  • Main event

    50m Breaststroke
  • Best result

    World Medallist
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 3
    • 3
    • 1
Ellie Challis

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. 

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
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
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
SB2 50m Breaststroke 2019 1:07.88
S3 50m Backstroke 2018 1:06.00
S3 50m Butterfly 2019 1:04.69
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
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
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
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