Lewis White Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    17 Apr 2000
  • Coach

    Mark Rose
  • Club

    City of Manchester Aquatics
  • Main event

    Freestyle
  • Best result

    Paralympic Medallist
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 3
    • 7
    • 3
Lewis White

Lewis White had a breakout season in 2016 as he won medals at his debut Paralympic Games in Rio and IPC European Championships in Madeira, and continues to go from strength to strength.

White's 2018 season kicked off in style with a call-up to the Gold Coast bound Team England squad for the Commonwealth Games, where he secured silver in the S9 100m Freestyle. Off the back of his performance at the British Para-Swimming International Meet 2018, he was selected for his second European Championships in Dublin this summer.

A duo of silver medals is what White returned from Dublin with after he reached the final of all five of his events. Both of his second-place finishes were also British records in the S9 100m and 400m Freestyle.

The British Para-Swimming International Meet in 2017 was a successful one, with White winning a trio of medals one of each colour. The gold came in the 100m Freestyle which secured his place on the World Championships team. However, along with the rest of the British team, he was unable to attend the World Para Swimming Championships in 2017 due to the earthquake in Mexico City.

2016 started well for White as he claimed two medals at the British Para-Swimming International Meet including a national title in the Men's MC 50m Freestyle.

The Swadlincote swimmer made an impression at the 2016 IPC European Championships in Funchal, Portugal, reaching finals in two events and claiming silver in the 100m freestyle S9.

White's 2016 season was rounded off with an individual medal at his debut Paralympics, as he took bronze in the Men's S9 400m Freestyle. 

Lewis started competing at the age of 10 at his local club in Swadlincote before moving to Derby in 2013, inspired to aim for the Paralympics after watching coverage of London 2012.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S9 50m Freestyle 2018 26.43
S9 100 Freestyle 2018 56.29
S9 200m Freestyle 2017 2:04.92
S9 400m Freestyle 2018 4:18.30
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S9 50m Freestyle 2017 26.07
S9 100m Freestyle 2017 55.71
S9 200m Freestyle 2017 2:01.16
S9 400m Freestyle 2017 4:11.26
Paralympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
S9 100m Freestyle Rio - 2016 58.51 10th
S9 400m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 4:21.38 Bronze
S9 100m Backstroke 2016 - Rio 1:09.86 13th
Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 2016 - Rio 3:53.47 5th
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
S9 100m Freestyle 2018 - Gold Coast 56.77 Silver
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S9 50m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 26.60 5th
S9 100m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 56.29 Silver
S9 400m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 4:18.30 Silver
S9 100m Backstroke 2018 - Dublin 1:06.43 6th
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2018 - Dublin 2:23.08 4th
S9 50m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 27.34 9th
S9 100m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 58.07 Silver
S9 400m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 4:33.70 Bronze
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 400m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 4:24.00 4th
MC 50m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 26.61 Bronze
MC 100m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 57.18 Gold
MC 400m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 4:25.86 Silver
MC 100m Backstroke 2017 - Sheffield 1:08.29 8th
MC 50m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 25.69 Gold
MC 100m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 57.76 Silver
MC 400m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 4:27.44 6th
MC 100m Backstroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:08.28 10th
MC 50m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 28.05 7th
MC 100m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 1:00.88 7th
MC 400m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 4:38.01 8th
MC 100m Backstroke 2015 - Glasgow 1:10.07 6th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2015 - Glasgow 1:23.84 40th
MC 50m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 29.33 4th
MC 100m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 1:03.88 5th
MC 100m Backstroke 2014 - Glasgow 1:14.71 5th
MC 100m Breaskstroke 2014 - Glasgow 1:27.38 8th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2014 - Glasgow 2:38.83 6th
MC 50m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 32.42 11th
MC 100m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 1:08.23 9th
MC 400m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 5:08.87 4th
MC 100m Backstroke 2013 - Sheffield 1:20.07 8th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2013 - Sheffield 1:34.28 11th
MC 100m Butterfly 2013 - Sheffield 1:28.28 8th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2013 - Sheffield 2:58.74 15th