Jordan Catchpole Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

  • Coach

    Alex Pinniger
  • Club

    City of Norwich
  • Main event

    100m Backstroke
  • Best result

    World Medallist
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
Jordan Catchpole - 2018 Headshot

Jordan Catchpole is a rising star within the ranks of British Para-Swimming, having won medals at his debut World and European Championships.

Catchpole swam to S14 100m Backstroke silver and bronze in the S14 200m Freestyle at the 2019 Worlds in London, with top-10 finishes added in the S14 100m Butterfly and SM14 200m Individual Medley events. 

That followed on from a successful 2018 season that saw the City of Norwich athlete claim his maiden European Para Swimming Championships title with gold in the Men's S14 4x100m Freestyle Relay, as well as silvers in the S14 200m Freestyle and S14 100m Backstroke events. Earlier in the year, he had won gold in the MC 200m Freestyle category at the British Para-Swimming International Meet to help secure his spot in the Europeans squad. 

Catchpole had been due to compete at his maiden World Championships in Mexico in 2017, but the team were unable to attend following an earthquake in the host city. 

He was awarded the Men's Junior title in the World Para Swimming World Series title earlier that year, while he also made two trips to the podium at the 2017 British Para-Swimming International Meet, securing bronze medals in both the MC 200m Freestyle and his preferred 100m Backstroke.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S14 50m Freestyle 2018 25.72
S14 100m Freestyle 2018 54.57
S14 200m Freestyle 2019 1:56.23
S14 100m Backstroke 2019 1:00.86 BR
S14 100m Butterfly 2019 59.97
S14 200m Individual Medley 2019 2:15.77
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S14 100m Freestyle 2017 53.69
S14 200m Freestyle 2017 1:57.55
S14 100m Backstroke 2017 59.72
S14 100m Butterfly 2017 1:00.16
S14 200m Individual Medley 2017 2:15.53
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S14 100m Backstroke 2019 - London 1:00.86 Silver
S14 200m Freestyle 2019 - London 1:56.23 Bronze
S14 100m Butterfly 2019 - London 59.97 9th
S14 200m Individual Medley 2019 - London 2:15.77 9th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S14 200m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 1:59.64 Silver
S14 100m Backstroke 2018 - Dublin 1:01.71 Silver
S14 100m Butterfly 2018 - Dublin 1:00.20 5th
SM14 200m Individual Medley 2018 - Dublin 2:18.89 5th
S14 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2018 - Dublin 3:46.25 Gold
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 200m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 2:00.08 Bronze
MC 100m Backstroke 2018 - Sheffield 1:01.88 Gold
MC 100m Breaststroke 2018 - Sheffield 1:17.53 30th
MC 100m Butterfly 2018 - Sheffield 1:00.96 9th
MC 200m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 2:01.74 Bronze
MC 100m Backstroke 2017 - Sheffield 1:03.15 Bronze
MC 100m Breaststroke 2017 - Sheffield 1:16.49 18th
MC 100m Butterfly 2017 - Sheffield 1:01.45 5th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2017 - Sheffield 2:18.43 6th