Jon Fox Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    30 May 1991
  • Coach

    Graeme Smith
  • Club

    National Performance Centre
  • Main event

    Freestyle
  • Best result

    Paralympic Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 20
    • 9
    • 10
Jon Fox Torso

Backstroke specialist Jon Fox is a Paralympic, world and European medallist and returned to the pool for his third Games in Rio and claimed more medals for ParalympicsGB.

2016 saw Fox return to his best and he claimed two silver medals in Rio in the Men's S7 400m Freestyle and S7 100m Backstroke having already taken the domestic 100m Backstroke title earlier in the year at the British Para-Swimming International Meet.

A regular figure on the British Para-Swimming Team for the almost a decade Fox (England) has medalled at every major championships on the international Para-Swimming circuit. 2014 and 2015 were quiet years for Jonathan Fox, working on returning to his prime ahead of the Rio 2016 qualification period and a move to the National Performance Centre in Manchester.

In 2013 Fox defended his earlier world title and added S7 400m Freestyle bronze at the 2013 Worlds in Montreal.

His second Paralympic Games came in 2012 in London, where he became Paralympic Champion to better his 2008 performance of silver and won gold in the S7 100m Backstroke – Paralympic GB’s first gold in the pool at London 2012.

He made his mark on his IPC Swimming European Championship debut the following season, winning three golds and two silvers, including the individual S7 100m Backstroke and 400m Freestyle titles in Reykjavik.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S7 50m Freestyle 2012 28.87
S7 100m Freestyle 2012 1:02.26
S7 200m Freestyle 2012 2:17.21 WR
S7 400m Freestyle 2013 4:42.54
S7 800m Freestyle 2012 10:01.21 WR
S7 50m Backstroke 2011 32.86 BR
S7 100m Backstroke 2013 1:09.52 WR
S7 200m Backstroke 2014 2:31.38
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S7 50m Freestyle 2013 29.00
S7 100m Freestyle 2013 1:02.20
S7 200m Freestyle 2013 2:16.13 BR
S7 400m Freestyle 2013 4:41.32
S7 50m Backstroke 2012 32.41 BR
S7 100m Backstroke 2013 1:08.51
S7 200m Backstroke 2013 2:26.61 BR
Paralympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
S7 50m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 29.52 6th
S7 100m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 1:03.91 5th
S7 400m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 4:49.00 Silver
S7 100m Backstroke 2016 - Rio 1:10.78 Silver
S7 50m Freestyle 2012 - London 28.87 6th
S7 100m Freestyle 2012 - London 1:02.26 5th
S7 400m Freestyle 2012 - London 4:48.03 4th
S7 100m Backstroke 2012 - London 1:10.46 Gold
S7 50m Freestyle 2008 - Beijing 31.53 8th
S7 100m Freestyle 2008 - Beijing 1:08.82 5th
S7 400m Freestyle 2008 - Beijing 4:31.78 9th
S7 100m Backstroke 2008 - Beijing 1:14.34 Silver
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S7 50m Freestyle 2013 - Montreal 29.29 7th
S7 100m Freestyle 2013 - Montreal 1:04.02 5th
S7 400m Freestyle 2013 - Montreal 4:44.46 Bronze
S7 100m Backstroke 2013 - Montreal 1:09.66 Gold
S7 50m Freestyle 2010 - Eindhoven 30.12 7th
S7 100m Freestyle 2010 - Eindhoven 1:04.81 6th
S7 400m Freestyle 2010 - Eindhoven 4:50.39 Bronze
S7 100m Backstroke 2010 - Eindhoven 1:11.94 Gold
S7 50m Freestyle 2006 - Durban 31.78 4th
S7 400m Freestyle 2006 - Durban 5:19.67 5th
S7 100m Backstroke 2006 - Durban 1:20.62 5th
IPC European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S7 50m Freestyle 2011 - Berlin 29.81 Silver
S7 100m Freestyle 2011 - Berlin 1:03.83 Gold
S7 400m Freestyle 2011 - Berlin 4:47.33 Gold
S7 100m Backstroke 2011 - Berlin 1:10.45 Gold
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2011 - Berlin 3:57.79 Bronze
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2011 - Berlin 4:25.17 Bronze
S7 50m Freestyle 2009 - Reykjavik 29.73 Silver
S7 100m Freestyle 2009 - Reykjavik 1:04.11 Silver
S7 400m Freestyle 2009 - Reykjavik 4:56.18 Gold
S7 100m Backstroke 2009 - Reykjavik 1:12.48 Gold
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2009 - Reykjavik 3:58.50 Gold
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 100m Backstroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:10.22 Gold
MC 50m Frestyle 2014 - Glasgow 29.51 6th
MC 100m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 1:03.46 Bronze
MC 400m Frestyle 2014 - Glasgow 4:48.73 Silver
MC 100m Backstroke 2014 - Glasgow 1:09.57 Gold
MC 50m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 29.79 4th
MC 100m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 1:03.65 Bronze
MC 400m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 4:49.15 Bronze
MC 100m Backstroke 2013 - Sheffield 1:11.29 Gold
MC 50m Freestyle 2012 - Sheffield 29.93 20th
MC 400m Freestyle 2012 - Sheffield 4:48.16 Gold
MC 100m Backstroke 2012 - Sheffield 1:11.53 Gold