Steph Slater Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    7 Feb 1991
  • Coach

    Rob Greenwood
  • Club

    National Performance Centre
  • Main event

    100m Butterfly
  • Best result

    Paralympic Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 15
    • 6
    • 0
Steph Slater Torso small

Steph Slater became seven-time European Champion at Eindhoven  in 2014 just one month after becoming Commonwealth silver medallist at the Games in Glasgow. 

Slater became one of the stars of international Para-Swimming in 2014, winning S8 100m Freestyle silver for England at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games then landing seven golds on her IPC European Championships debut in Eindhoven, breaking her first world record in the S8 100m Butterfly in the process.

Her IPC World Championship debut came in 2013 out in Montreal. Slater won silver in both the S8 100m Butterfly and SM8 200m Individual Medley and experienced the top of the international podium for the first time as she claimed 34pt 4x100m Medley Relay gold with her British teammates.

Slater suffered nerve damage to her brachial plexus in 2011, she lost strength in her left arm and eventually lost use of it completely. She returned to the water in November 2012 with the aim of reaching the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and made waves during her first full season as a Para-Swimmer breaking European records over S8 100m Butterfly and SM8 200m Individual Medley.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S8 50m Freestyle 2015 27.58 ER
S8 100m Freestyle 2015 1:00.04 ER
S8 100m Backstroke 2014 1:17.42
S8 100m Butterfly 2015 1:05.74 WR
SM8 200m Individual Medley 2014 2:23.48 ER
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S8 50m Freestyle 2014 27.37 ER
S8 100m Freestyle 2015 1:05.05
S8 100m Butterfly 2013 1:12.56 ER
SM8 100m Individual Medley 2013 1:15.19 BR
SM8 200m Individual Medley 2014 2:25.86
Paralympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
S8 50m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 30.54 4th
S8 100m Backstroke Rio - 2016 1:19.42 5th
S8 100m Butterfly 2016 - Rio 1:10.32 Silver
Women's 4x100m Medley Relay 34 points 2016 - Rio 4:45.23 Gold
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
SB8 100m Breaststroke 2013 - Montreal 1:26.34 5th
S8 100m Butterfly 2013 - Montreal 1:10.12 Silver
SM8 200m Individual Medley 2013 - Montreal 2:40.73 Silver
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2013 - Montreal 4:46.21 Gold
IPC European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S8 50m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 30.57 Gold
S8 100m Butterfly 2016 - Funchal 1:09.67 Gold
S8 50m Freestyle 2014 - Eindhoven 30.44 Gold
S8 100m Freestyle 2014 - Eindhoven 1:07.03 Gold
S8 100m Backstroke 2014 - Eindhoven 1:17.42 Gold
S8 100m Butterfly 2014 - Eindhoven 1:08.20 Gold
SM8 200m Individual Medley 2014 - Eindhoven 2:41.73 Gold
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2014 - Eindhoven 4:27.21 Gold
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2014 - Eindhoven 4:46.89 Gold
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 50m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 30.89 Silver
MC 100m Backstroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:19.59 8th
MC 50m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 30.87 Silver
MC 100m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 1:07.33 Silver
MC 100m Butterfly 2014 - Glasgow 1:09.67 Gold
MC 200m Individual Medley 2014 - Glasgow 2:43.77 7th
MC 100m Butterfly 2013 - Sheffield 1:11.03 Gold