Lyndon Longhorne Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    28 Nov 1995
  • Coach

    Paul Woodley
  • Club

    Derwentside SC
  • Main event

  • Best result

    British Record Holder
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 0
    • 0
    • 2
Lyndon Longhorne Profile

Tokyo 2020 will be Longhorne’s debut Paralympic appearance, but he actually holds a connection to a previous Games having carried the Olympic torch during the relay for London 2012.

After contracting Meningitis as a nine month old, septicaemia led to amputations of Lyndon's right leg above the knee, his left leg below the knee, his right hand and the fingertips on his left.

It was his grandfather who first introduced to him pool swimming at the age of one, and in 2011 at the age of fifteen, Lyndon was competing at his first national championships. The Derwentside SC swimmer now boasts eight British Para-Swimming long course records after a series of fast swims in 2021 - those performances ultimately secured his nomination for a first international appearance for Great Britain at this summers Tokyo Paralympics.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S4 50m Freestyle 2021 45.26 BR
S4 100m Freestyle 2021 1:33.30 BR
S4 200m Freestyle 2021 3:25.07 BR
S4 50m Backstroke 2021 50.12 BR
SB3 50m Breaststroke 2016 57.94 BR
S4 50m Butterfly 2021 56.05 BR
SM4 150m Individual Medley 2015 2:49.60 BR
SM4 200m Individual Medley 2014 4:01.10 BR
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
SM4 100m Individual Medley 2011 1:58.01 BR
SM4 150m Individual Medley 2013 2:56.78 BR
SM4 200m Individual Medley 2015 3:49.52 BR
Paralympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
S4 50m Freestyle 2021 - Tokyo 45.78 16th
S4 100m Freestyle 2021 - Tokyo 1:33.30 7th
S4 200m Freestyle 2021 - Tokyo 3:25.07 9th
SB3 50m Breaststroke 2021 - Tokyo 58.79 12th
S6 50m Backstroke 2021 - Tokyo 50.12 11th
SM4 150m Individual Medley 2021 - Tokyo 2:52.76 12th
Mixed 4x50m Freestyle 20pts 2021 - Tokyo 2:48.34 8th
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 150m Individual Medley 2021 3:05.09 Bronze
MC 50m Breaststroke 2021 1:00.54 Bronze
MC 50m Freestyle 2021 45.26 13th