Rebecca Redfern Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

  • Coach

    Mark Stowe
  • Club

    Worcester SC
  • Main event

    100m Breaststroke
  • Best result

    Paralympic Medallist
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 2
    • 4
    • 2
Rebecca Redfern - 2018 Headshot

Rebecca Redfern has won medals on the Paralympic, World and European stages - including her first international gold at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships in London and back-to-back Paralympic silvers at Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.

Rebecca’s couple of swims at the 2022 Para Swimming World Series inc. British Para-Swimming Meet saw a seventh-place finish in the MC 50m Freestyle, followed by a silver medal in the MC 100m Breaststroke.

At the Tokyo Paralympic Games, Redfern won a silver again in the SB13 100m Breaststroke, adding to the silver she won five years earlier in Rio, pacing her swim well to reach the Paralympic podium only a year after giving birth to son Patrick.

That same event provided Redfern with her maiden senior international title two years earlier at the 2019 World Championships in London. Worcester Swimming Club athlete also placed inside the top 15 in the S13 50m Freestyle at the 2019 Worlds.

Having missed out on the opportunity to race at her first World Championships in Mexico in 2017 due to the earthquake, Redfern was part of the British squad that headed to Dublin in 2018 for the European Para Swimming Championships, where she reached the finals of the S13 50m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke events, finishing fifth and sixth respectively.

She set a new world record in the SB13 100m Breaststroke at the 2016 British Para-Swimming International Meet to secure her place on the Brazil-bound ParalympicsGB team, before making her first overseas team for the European Championships in Funchal. That debut was marked with a silver medal in the SB13 100m Breaststroke.

Redfern's Paralympic bow came four months later - and it was a memorable one, as she returned to the podium in Rio to collect a silver medal in the SB13 100m Breaststroke.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S13 50m Freestyle 2019 29.14
S13 100m Freestyle 2016 1:06.64
S13 400m Freestyle 2015 5:44.21
SB13 50m Breaststroke 2016 34.86 BR
SB13 100m Breaststroke 2016 1:13.81 BR
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S13 100m Freestyle 2016 1:06.44
SB13 50m Breaststroke 2015 36.08 BR
SB13 100m Breaststroke 2017 1:14.80 BR
Paralympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
SB13 100m Breaststroke 2021 - Tokyo 1:14.10 Silver
S13 50m Freestyle 2021 - Tokyo 29.62 21st
SB13 100m Breaststroke 2016 - Rio 1:13.81 Silver
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
SB13 100m Breaststroke 2022 - Madeira 1:16.45 Bronze
S13 40m Freestyle 2022 - Madeira 30.13 8th
Mixed 49pts 4x100m Medley Relay 2022 - Madeira 4:39.57 4th
SB13 100m Breaststroke 2019 - London 1:14.73 Gold
S13 50m Freestyle 2019 - London 29.14 13th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S13 50m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 29.57 5th
S13 100m Backstroke 2018 - Dublin 1:18.34 6th
S13 50m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 30.53 10th
SB13 100m Breaststroke 2016 - Funchal 1:17.46 Silver
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
S13 50m Freestyle 2022 - Birmingham 29.56 5th
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 100m Breaststroke 2022 - Aberdeen 1:17.22 Silver
MC 50m Freestyle 2022 - Aberdeen 30.01 7th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2021 - Sheffield 1:18.28 5th
MC 50m Freestyle 2021 - Sheffield 30.17 6th
MC 50m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 30.31 30th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2018 - Sheffield 1:15.56 5th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2018 - Sheffield 2:46.32 19th
MC 50m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 31.40 19th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2017 - Sheffield 1:17.35 4th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2017 - Sheffield 2:48.18 19th
MC 50m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 30.78 14th
MC 100m Backstroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:21.75 21st
MC 100m Breaststroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:16.86 Bronze
MC 200m Individual Medley 2016 - Glasgow 2:46.37 15th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2015 - Glasgow 1:21.05 Gold