Michael Jones Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    10 Jun 1994
  • Coach

    Graeme Smith
  • Club

    National Performance Centre
  • Main event

    Freestyle
  • Best result

    Paralympic Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
Mikey Jones

Michael Jones MBE made an impressive international debut for Britain in 2016 as he rose to the top of the Paralympic Games podium to claim gold in the Men's S7 400m Freestyle - before doing the same at European level two years later. 

Jones' 2019 season saw him record top-10 finishes in the S7 50m, 100m and 400m Freestyle events at the World Para Swimming Championships in London.

He returned from shoulder surgery in the spring of 2018 and, after being selected as a wildcard for the European Para Swimming Championships, he did not disappoint, striking gold on the final day of competition in Dublin in his preferred S7 400m Freestyle event.

After struggling with injury throughout the 2017 campaign, the National Performance Centre-based athlete managed to successfully qualify for the World Championships in Mexico - but he did not compete there following an earthquake in the host country ahead of the initial event.

Jones enjoyed a memorable Paralympic debut in Rio in 2016, coming out on top in the S7 400m Freestyle final to claim gold and win the title. He also reached the finals in the S7 50m and 100m Freestyle categories. 

His time at the 2015 British Summer Championships would have won him silver at that year's Worlds and saw him finish second in the 2015 world rankings for S7 400m Freestyle. It was over that distance that he made the greatest impact, finishing fifth in the MC final at the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow, then slicing more than five seconds from his PB to win MC silver in the event at the British Summer Championships in August.

Jones finished sixth in the MC 400m Freestyle at both the 2013 and 2014 British Para-Swimming International Meets - his first two at that level - before ducking under the five-minute mark for the first time in that event to claim at the British Gas International Swimming Meet in June 2014.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S7 50m Freestyle 2016 29.82
S7 100m Freestyle 2013 1:04.51
S7 400m Freestyle 2016 4:45.78
SB7 100m Breaststroke 2015 1:42.40
SM8 200m Individual Medley 2015 2:49.48
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S7 50m Freestyle 2013 30.27
S7 100m Freestyle 2013 1:05.35
S7 400m Freestyle 2013 4:59.56
SB7 100m Breaststroke 2013 1:37.40
SM7 200m Individual Medley 2013 2:53.87
Paralympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
S7 50m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 29.82 7th
S7 100m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 1:04.69 6th
S7 400m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 4:45.78 Gold
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S7 50m Freestyle 2019 - London 30.59 10th
S7 100m Freestyle 2019 - London 1:06.60 10th
S7 400m Freestyle 2019 - London 4:49.74 8th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S7 100m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 1:05.79 6th
S7 400m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 4:48.54 Gold
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 50m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 31.68 27th
MC 400m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 4:58.79 5th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2015 - Glasgow 2:54.85 33rd
MC 50m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 31.16 22nd
MC 100m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 1:07.25 24th
MC 400m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 5:01.23 6th
MC 100m Backstroke 2014 - Glasgow 1:21.35 28th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2014 - Glasgow 1:45.13 50th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2014 - Glasgow 2:57.25 Silver
MC 50m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 31.87 22nd
MC 100m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 1:08.55 21st
MC 400m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 5:00.21 6th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2013 - Sheffield 1:42.97 29th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2013 - Sheffield 3:00.80 29th