Megan Richter Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    29 Dec 2000
  • Coach

    Carl Flynn
  • Club

    Orion SC
  • Main event

    100m Backstroke
  • Best result

    World Medallist
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 0
    • 2
    • 2
Megan Richter - 2018 Headshot

Megan Richter returned from her maiden World Para Swimming Championships in 2019 with a bronze medal to her name - a year on from a successful introduction to international competition at the European Para Swimming Championships.

Richter earned her podium finish at the 2019 Worlds in London in the S8 100m Backstroke, while also recording top-12 finishes in the S8 50m Freestyle, S8 100m Freestyle and SM8 200m Individual Medley events. 

That followed on from a trio of medals won at her debut Europeans in Dublin in 2018. The S8 swimmer made her mark by claiming two silver medals in the S8 100m Backstroke and SM8 200m Individual Medley, as well as a bronze in the SB7 100m Breaststroke.

Richter, who trains with Orion SC in the Midlands, was selected to represent Britain for the first time in senior competition at the World Championships in 2017, but the team were unable to attend after Mexico experienced an earthquake ahead of the initial event taking place. 

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S8 50m Freestyle 2015 32.16
S8 100m Freestyle 2016 1:10.14
S8 100m Backstroke 2015 1:17.28
S8 100m Butterfly 2018 1:20.04
SM8 200m Individual Medley 2018 2:54.58
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S8 50m Freestyle 2017 32.28
S8 100m Freestyle 2014 1:08.26
S8 100m Backstroke 2014 1:17.15
S8 100m Butterfly 2017 1:20.34
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S8 100m Backstoke 2019 - London 1:17.08 Bronze
S8 50m Freestyle 2019 - London 33.76 12th
S8 100m Freestyle 2019 - London 1:12.37 12th
SM8 200m Individual Medley 2019 - London 3:00.57 8th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S8 50m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 33.18 4th
S8 100m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 1:12:11 5th
S8 100m Backstroke 2018 - Dublin 1:17.90 Silver
SB7 100m Breaststroke 2018 - Dublin 1:42.86 Bronze
SM8 200m Individual Medley 2018 - Dublin 2:54.58 Silver
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 50m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 34.64 44th
MC 100m Backstroke 2018 - Sheffield 1:18.39 12th
MC 50m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 33.89 18th
MC 100m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 1:14.30 19th
MC 100m Backstroke 2017 - Sheffield 1:17.91 7th
MC 100m Butterfly 2017 - Sheffield 1:21.31 17th
MC 50m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 32.45 12th
MC 100m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 1:10.14 15th
MC 400m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 5:24.00 15th
MC 100m Backstroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:17.73 12th
MC 100m Butterfly 2016 - Glasgow 1:21.46 5th
MC 50m Freestyle 2015 - Sheffield 32.96 26th
MC 100m Freestyle 2015 - Sheffield 1:11.37 19th
MC 100m Backstroke 2015 - Sheffield 1:18.93 13th