Steph Millward Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    20 Sep 1981
  • Coach

    Graeme Smith
  • Club

    National Performance Centre
  • Main event

    Freestyle
  • Best result

    Paralympic Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 22
    • 21
    • 12
Steph Millward Torso Copy

Steph Millward is one of the most experienced Para-Swimmers on the team having won five Paralympic medals at the London Games. 

2015 saw Millward move to the National Performance Centre in Manchester and is vying to reach her third Paralympic Games.

In 2014, she won the S9 400m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke titles for the third consecutive IPC Swimming European Championships and also added gold over 100m Freestyle and both 34pt relays as well as 200m Individual Medley silver and 100m Butterfly bronze.

She starred at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Montreal, scooping four golds and a silver including the individual titles over 100m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke.

Millward’s second outing at a Paralympic games was a successful one, she came away with five medals including four silvers, three of which were individual.

After a further three golds in the S9 400m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke and 34pt medley relay and two silvers at the 2011 IPC European Championships in Berlin.

In 2010, she won five silvers and a bronze at her first IPC World Championships in Eindhoven before adding two silvers and a bronze for England at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

The previous season, Millward announced had herself as a major contender in Para-swimming, winning five golds and a silver at the 2009 IPC European Championships as well as four golds, three silvers and a bronze at the IPC World Short Course Championships in Rio the same season.

At the beginning of her career Millward was on the fringes of the British international able-bodied team before being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was 17 years old. She returned to swimming to qualify for the Beijing Paralympics, reaching three finals in the S9 classification.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S9 50m Freestyle 2009 29.63
S9 100m Freestyle 2009 1:03.18
S9 400m Freestyle 2015 4:38.75
S9 50m Backstroke 2015 31.17 WR
S9 100m Backstroke 2009 1:05.17 ER
S9 100m Butterfly 2014 1:07.43
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2015 2:33.73
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S9 50m Freestyle 2009 29.21
S9 100m Freestyle 2009 1:01.95 WR
S9 400m Freestyle 2009 4:39.18 ER
S9 50m Backstroke 2008 32.78 BR
S9 100m Backstroke 2009 1:07.57 BR
S9 50m Butterfly 2008 31.87
S9 100m Butterfly 2009 1:09.24 BR
SM9 100m Individual Medley 2009 1:12.61
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2009 2:33.18 ER
Paralympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
S8 50m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 30.73 5th
S8 100m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 1:05.16 Bronze
S8 400m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 4:49.49 Bronze
S8 100m Backstroke Rio - 2016 1:13.02 Gold
SM8 200m Individual Medley 2016 - Rio 2:43.03 Silver
Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 2016 - Rio 4:26.95 4th
Women's 4x100m Medley Relay 34 Points 2016 - Rio 4:45.23 Gold
S9 400m Freestyle 2012 - London 4:40.01 Silver
S9 100m Backstroke 2012 - London 1:11.07 Silver
S9 100m Butterfly 2012 - London 1:12.01 5th
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2012 - London 2:36.21 Silver
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2012 - London 4:24.71 Bronze
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2012 - London 4:53.98 Silver
S9 50m Freestyle 2008 - Beijing 30.45 6th
S9 100m Freestyle 2008 - Beijing 1:04.52 5th
S9 100m Backstroke 2008 - Beijing 1:14.13 4th
S9 100m Butterfly 2008 - Beijing 1:15.62 13th
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S9 100m Freestyle 2013 - Montreal 1:04.00 Gold
S9 100m Backstroke 2013 - Montreal 1:10.56 Gold
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2013 - Montreal 2:40.29 Silver
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2013 - Montreal 4:27.95 Gold
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2013 - Montreal 4:46.21 Gold
S9 100m Freestyle 2010 - Eindhoven 1:03.85 Silver
S9 400m Freestyle 2010 - Eindhoven 4:47.04 Silver
S9 100m Backstroke 2010 - Eindhoven 1:10.31 Silver
S9 100m Butterfly 2010 - Eindhoven 1:11.07 Bronze
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2010 - Eindhoven 4:29.49 Silver
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2010 - Eindhoven 5:00.93 Silver
IPC European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S9 50m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 30.87 7th
S9 100m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 1:05.26 Bronze
S9 400m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 4:45.71 Gold
S9 100m Backstroke 2016 - Funchal 1:12.68 Silver
S9 100m Freestyle 2014 - Eindhoven 1:04.08 Gold
S9 400m Freestyle 2014 - Eindhoven 4:41.99 Gold
S9 100m Backstroke 2014 - Eindhoven 1:10.98 Gold
S9 100m Butterfly 2014 - Eindhoven 1:12.17 Bronze
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2014 - Eindhoven 2:38.08 Silver
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2014 - Eindhoven 4:27.21 Gold
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2014 - Eindhoven 4:46.89 Gold
S9 50m Freestyle 2011 - Berlin 29.95 4th
S9 100m Freestyle 2011 - Berlin 1:04.30 Silver
S9 400m Freestyle 2011 - Berlin 4:42.23 Gold
S9 100m Backstroke 2011 - Berlin 1:10.54 Gold
S9 100m Butterfly 2011 - Berlin 1:11.62 Silver
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2011 - Berlin 4:52.40 Gold
S9 100m Freestyle 2009 - Reykjavik 1:03.65 Silver
S9 400m Freestlye 2009 - Reykjavik 4:43.08 Gold
S9 100m Backstroke 2009 - Reykjavik 1:10.58 Gold
S9 100m Butterfly 2009 - Reykjavik 1:10.78 Gold
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2009 - Reykjavik 4:33.45 Gold
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2009 - Reykjavik 4:54.47 Gold
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 50m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 30.53 4th
MC 100m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 1:05.01 Bronze
MC 400m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 4:50.07 4th
MC 100m Backstroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:12.67 6th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2016 - Glasgow 2:41.51 6th
MC 100m Backstroke 2015 - Glasgow 1:14.37 8th
MC 100m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 1:04.63 7th
MC 400m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 4:47.54 6th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2014 - Glasgow 2:41.11 9th
MC 100m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 1:05.24 Bronze
MC 400m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 4:49.49 7th
MC 100m Backstroke 2013 - Sheffield 1:12.38 7th
MC 100m Backstroke 2012 - Sheffield 1:10.40 4th
MC 100m Butterfly 2012 - Sheffield 1:12.58 4th