Ellie Simmonds Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    11 Nov 1994
  • Coach

    Rob Greenwood
  • Club

    National Performance Centre
  • Main event

    Individual Medley
  • Best result

    Paralympic Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 32
    • 12
    • 14
Ellie Simmonds torso

Ellie Simmonds OBE is one of the most recognised athletes in Para-Swimming and caught the hearts of the British public with her tearful celebrations of her gold medal performance in Beijing and she backed up that performance with more Paralympic titles at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Rio 2016 saw Simmonds add another two Paralympic medals to her already extensive list of accolades including gold in the Women's SM6 200m Individual Medley.

Simmonds continued her ever impressive performances in to 2015 with four medals at the IPC World Championships in Glasgow, one of which was gold in the SM6 200m Individual Medley. A silver and two bronze were also Simmonds for the taking who is now based at the National Performance Centre in Manchester.

The end of 2015 also saw a World record swim for Ellie at the National Championships held in Manchester in the SM6 200m Individual Medley.

In 2014, she won two silvers and another three golds at her third IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven, notably lowering her SM6 200m Individual Medley world record and claiming her first international SB6 100m Breaststroke title.

She saw continued progress in 2013 with another three golds (100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley) and a bronze (50m Freestyle) at the IPC World Championships in Montreal.

The teenager has gone from strength to strength since Beijing, winning five European golds in 2009, four World Championships titles in 2010 and adding another two European golds (both in world records) in 2011.

Simmonds was the poster girl of the London 2012 Paralympics but thrived under the pressure, winning 400m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley golds as well as 100m Freestyle silver and 50m Freestyle bronze.

The teenager went from strength to strength following the 2008 games, winning five European golds in 2009, four World Championships titles in 2010 and adding another two European golds (both in world records) in 2011.

Despite being the youngest member of the British team in China, Simmonds sprung a surprise to win the 100m Freestyle before breaking her own world record by more than seven seconds for a second title in the 400m Freestyle.


Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S6 50m Freestyle 2014 35.23 BR
S6 100m Freestyle 2014 1:14.49 BR
S6 400m Freestyle 2016 5:18.69 WR
S6 800m Freestyle 2011 11:24.36 WR
SB6 100m Breaststroke 2016 1:39.46
S6 100m Butterfly 2011 1:36.87
SM6 200m Individual Medley 2016 2:59.81 WR
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S6 50m Freestyle 2009 36.68 WR
S6 100m Freestyle 2009 1:17.61 WR
S6 400m Freestyle 2013 5:27.58 WR
SB6 10m Breaststroke 2014 1:43.41
SM6 200m Individual Medley 2014 3:05.13 BR
Paralympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
S6 50m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 35.54 6th
S6 100m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 1:15.77 5th
S6 400m Freestyle Rio - 2016 5:24.87 Bronze
SB6 100m Breaststroke 2016 - Rio 1:39.46 4th
SM6 200m Individual Medley Rio - 2016 2:59.81 Gold
S6 50m Freestsyle 2012 - London 36.11 Bronze
S6 100m Freestyle 2012 - London 1:14.82 Silver
S6 400m Freestyle 2012 - London 5:19.17 Gold
SM6 200m Individual Medley 2012 - London 3:05.39 Gold
S6 50m Freestyle 2008 - Beijing 37.77 5th
S6 100m Freestyle 2008 - Beijing 1:18.75 Gold
S6 400m Freestyle 2008 - Beijing 5:41.34 Gold
S6 50m Butterfly 2008 - Beijing 43.14 8th
SM6 200m Individual Medley 2008 - Beijing 3:18.41 5th
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S6 50m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 36.08 5th
S6 100m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 1:15.15 4th
S6 400m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 5:22.24 Silver
SB6 100m Breaststroke 2015 - Glasgow 1:39.99 Bronze
SM6 200m Individual Medley 2015 - Glasgow 3:01.02 Gold
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2015 - Glasgow 4:29.83 Bronze
S6 50m Freestyle 2013 - Montreal 36.44 Bronze
S6 100m Freestyle 2013 - Montreal 1:15.50 Gold
S6 400m Freestyle 2013 - Montreal 5:24.02 Gold
S6 100m Backstroke 2013 - Montreal 1:33.16 4th
SB6 100m Breaststroke 2013 - Montreal 1:43.16 4th
SM6 200m Individual Medley 2013 - Montreal 3:04.41 Gold
S6 50m Freestyle 2010 - Eindhoven 36.03 Gold
S6 100m Freestyle 2010 - Eindhoven 1:15.97 Gold
S6 400m Freestyle 2010 - Eindhoven 5:27.64 Gold
SM6 200m Individual Medley 2010 - Eindhoven 3:09.24 Gold
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2010 - Eindhoven 4:29.49 Silver
20pt 4x50m Medley Relay 2010 - Eindhoven 3:17.98 Gold
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2010 - Eindhoven 5:00.93 Silver
S6 50m Freestyle 2006 - Durban 41.22 7th
S6 100m Freestyle 2006 - Durban 1:27.64 7th
S6 400m Freestyle 2006 - Durban 6:18.46 5th
S6 50m Butterfly 2006 - Durban 47/66 8th
IPC European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S6 50m Freestyle 2014 - Eindhoven 35.23 Silver
S6 100m Freestyle 2014 - Eindhoven 1:14.49 Silver
S6 400m Freestyle 2014 - Eindhoven 5:28.31 Gold
SB6 100m Breaststroke 2014 - Eindhoven 1:41.26 Gold
SM6 200m Individual Medley 2014 - Eindhoven 3:04.07 Gold
S6 50m Freestyle 2011 - Berlin 36.52 Bronze
S6 100m Freestyle 2011 - Berlin 1:16.35 Silver
S6 400m Freestyle 2011 - Berlin 5:25.20 Gold
S6 100m Backstroke 2011 - Berlin 1:36.97 5th
SM6 200m Individual Medley 2011 - Berlin 3:08.98 Gold
S6 50m Freestyle 2009 - Reykajavik 36.85 Gold
S6 100m Freestyle 2009 - Reykajavik 1:17.97 Gold
S6 400m Freestyle 2009 - Reykajavik 5:37.31 Gold
SM6 200m Individual Medley 2009 - Reykajavik 3:11.82 Gold
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2009 - Reykajavik 4:33.45 Gold
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 100m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 1:15.11 Silver
MC 400m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 5:18.69 Gold
MC 100m Breaststroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:40.80 6th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2016 - Glasgow 3:04.13 Silver
MC 50m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 36.33 5th
MC 100m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 1:16.66 Bronze
MC 400m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 5:29.15 Bronze
MC 100m Breaststroke 2015 - Glasgow 1:42.43 7th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2015 - Glasgow 3:06.44 Silver
MC 50m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 36.68 8th
MC 100m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 1:16.71 5th
MC 400m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 5:26.52 Gold
MC 200m Individual Medley 2014 - Glasgow 3:09.26 Bronze
MC 100m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 1:19.72 7th
MC 50m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 39.10 27th
MC 400m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 5:38.87 Bronze
MC 200m Individual Medley 2013 - Sheffield 3:12.02 5th
MC 100m Frestyle 2012 - Sheffield 1:16.82 Bronze
MC 400m Freestyle 2012 - Sheffield 5:33.34 Gold
MC 100m Backstroke 2012 - Sheffield 1:39.44 28th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2012 - Sheffield 1:50.59 25th