Samuel Downie Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

  • Coach

    Jamie Ward
  • Club

    East Lothian
  • Main event

    S8 400m Freestyle
  • Best result

    World Finalist
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
Samuel Downie

Sam Downie was diagnosed with Caudal Regression Syndrome when he was born, affecting his mobility from the waist down. 

Sam first started swimming at the age of eight with Musselburgh swim squad, where his determined nature enabled him to thrive as he started to win numerous competitions at the Lothian racers club by the age of nine. At the age of 16, Downie qualified for his senior international debut and was the youngest member of the British team for the Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S8 400m Freestyle 2022 4:51.62
S8 100m Backstroke 2022 1:12.71
S8 200m Backstroke 2023 2:30.83 BR
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S8 400m Freestyle 2022 - Madeira 4:51.62 7th
S8 100m Backstroke 2022 - Madeira 1:13.63 7th
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 400m Freestyle 2023 - Sheffield 4:42.88 BR
MC 100m Backstroke 2023 - Sheffield 1:09.11 19th
MC 100m Backstroke 2022 - Aberdeen 1:12.71 8th
MC 400m Freestyle 2022 - Aberdeen 5:06.96 10th