Louise Fiddes Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    None
  • Coach

    Janko Gojkovic
  • Club

    Hatfield SC
  • Main event

    100m Breaststroke
  • Best result

    World Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 5
    • 1
    • 12
Louise Fiddes

Louise Fiddes became a world champion on her World Para Swimming Championships debut in London in 2019, claiming the SB14 100m Breaststroke title - and followed it up by winning two medals at her maiden Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2021. 

A quartet of swims at the 2022 Para Swimming World Series inc. British-Para Swimming Meet saw Louise collect a bronze medal in her final swim, securing third in the Women's MC 200m Freestyle ahead of her second World Championship appearance in Madeira in June 2022. 

The Tokyo Paralympics saw an abundance of success for the Hatfield athlete, with two medals and a quartet of top-five finishes. A silver in the SB14 100m Breaststroke preceded a SM14 200m Medley bronze on her final day of competition, contributing to a memorable summer for Paralympics GB in the pool. 

Back in 2019, Fiddes took S14 200m Individual Medley bronze and finished fourth in the S14 200m Freestyle in an eye-catching start at Worlds level, as well as that stunning SB14 100m Breaststroke title.

She had previously rounded off the 2018 World Para Swimming World Series with the overall female title, having claimed a trio of bronze medals at the Sheffield leg to ensure selection for the team for the European Championships in Dublin.

Fiddes' European debut brought her four medals, including the SB14 100m Breaststroke title and three bronzes, in the S14 200m Freestyle, S14 100m Butterfly and SM14 200m Individual Medley events. 

The Hatfield-based swimmer's 2017 season saw her earn a call-up to the Mexico-bound World Championships team, where she was set to make her international competition debut - but an earthquake in the country meant she did not compete. 

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S14 100m Freestyle 2021 1:01.09
S14 200m Freestyle 2018 2:09.26
S14 100m Breaststroke 2018 1:13.09
S14 200m Breaststroke 2018 2:42.45 WR
S14 200m Individual Medley 2019 2:26.05
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S14 100m Freestyle 2018 1:01.85
S14 200m Freestyle 2017 2:11.26
S14 100m Breaststroke 2018 1:15.03 BR
S14 200m Breaststroke 2017 2:40.18
S14 200m Individual Medley 2017 2:29.37
Paralympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
S14 100m Butterfly 2021 - Tokyo 1:07.24 5th
S14 200m Freestyle 2021 - Tokyo 2:11.20 4th
SB14 100m Breaststroke 2021 - Tokyo 1:15.93 Silver
SM14 200m Individual Medley 2021 - Tokyo 2:29.21 Bronze
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S14 200m Freestyle 2022 - Madeira 2:13.07 Bronze
SB14 100m Breaststroke 2022 - Madeira 1:20.53 4th
S14 200m Individual Medley 2022 - Madeira 2:26.05 Bronze
S14 100m Butterfly 2022 - Madeira 1:08.97 5th
S14 200m Individual Medley 2019 - London 2:26.05 Bronze
SB14 100m Breaststroke 2019 - London 1:13.20 Gold
S14 200m Freestyle 2019 - London 2:08.36 4th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S14 200m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 2:09.26 Bronze
SB14 100m Breaststroke 2018 - Dublin 1:14.17 Gold
S14 100m Butterfly 2018 - Dublin 1:05.47 Bronze
SM14 200m Individual Medley 2018 - Dublin 2:26.49 Bronze
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 100m Breaststroke 2022 - Aberdeen 1:22.24 4th
MC 200m Freestyle 2022 - Aberdeen 2:12.54 Bronze
MC 100m Freestyle 2021 - Sheffield 1:01.09 Bronze
MC 100m Breaststroke 2021 - Sheffield 1:16.84 Gold
MC 100m Freestyle 2022 - Aberdeen 1:01.61 6th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2022 - Aberdeen 2:34.25 7th
MC 200m Freestyle 2021 - Sheffield 2:15.68 Gold
MC 100m Butterfly 2021 - Sheffield 1:07.21 Gold
MC 200m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 2:10.77 Bronze
MC 100m Breaststroke 2018 - Sheffield 1:13.09 Bronze
MC 100m Butterfly 2018 - Sheffield 1:07.43 6th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2018 - Sheffield 2:27.84 Bronze
MC 200m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 2:15.15 4th
MC 100m Backstroke 2017 - Sheffield 1:18.21 24th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2017 - Sheffield 1:17.55 5th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2017 - Sheffield 2:32.88 13th
MC 200m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 2:20.75 5th
MC 100m Backstroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:15.53 15th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:20.44 8th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2016 - Glasgow 2:36.17 9th