Stephen Clegg Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    23 Nov 1995
  • Coach

    Chris Jones
  • Club

    University of Edinburgh
  • Main event

    Butterfly
  • Best result

    World Champion and Paralympic Medallist
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 5
    • 8
    • 10
Stephen Clegg 2023 cut

Stephen Clegg made his Paralympic debut at the Rio 2016 Games, reaching two finals to signal the quality that led to him securing a silver medal on his World Para Swimming Championships bow in 2019. 

Clegg clinched the medal in the S12 100m Butterfly event in London - in a British record time - while he also recorded final appearances in the S12 100m Backstroke, S12 50m Freestyle and S12 100m Freestyle events. 

Unable to compete at the previous World Championships in 2017 due to the Mexican earthquake, the next major meet for Clegg to demonstrate his ability was the 2018 European Para Swimming Championships in Dublin, where he swam to three bronze medals - in the S12 100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke and 100m Butterfly - and set two new British records.

Clegg's Paralympic bow came in Rio in 2016, when he competed across a trio of Freestyle events, as well as the S12 100m Backstroke, which brought him his best result of fifth. 

He began swimming in 2014 and quickly took to the sport, breaking through to make his major debut ahead of Rio, at the 2016 European Championships in Funchal, Portugal, where he reached three finals and set a new personal best in the S13 400m freestyle.

Stephen comes from a family of Paralympic athletes, with both older sister Libby and brother James winning medals for ParalympicsGB at London 2012 in athletics and swimming respectively. 

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S12 50m Freestyle 2022 24.33 BR
S12 100m Freestyle 2021 53.43 BR
S12 400m Freestyle 2016 4:15.62
S12 50m Backstroke 2023 27.79 WR
S12 100m Backstroke 2023 1:00.01 BR
S12 100m Butterfly 2021 56.75 WR
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S12 50m Freestyle 2017 24.39
S12 100m Freestyle 2017 53.54
S12 400m Freestyle 2016 4:14.26
S12 100m Backstroke 2015 1:01.22
Paralympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
S12 100m Butterfly 2021 - Tokyo 57.87 Silver
S12 100m Freestyle 2021 - Tokyo 53.43 Bronze
S12 100m Backstroke 2021 - Tokyo 1:01.27 Bronze
S12 50m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 25.78 12th
S13 100m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 55.85 12th
S13 400m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 4:23.07 9th
S12 100m Backstroke 2016 - Rio 1:02.06 5th
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S12 100m Backstroke 2023 Manchester 1:00.13 Gold
S12 100m Butterfly 2023 Manchester 58.41 Silver
S12 50m Freestyle 2023 Manchester 24.75 4th
S12 100m Freestyle 2023 Manchester 53.57 Silver
Mixed 49pts 4x100m Medley Relay 2023 Manchester 4:34.57 4th
Mixed 49pts 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2023 Manchester 4:08.90 4th
S12 100m Backstroke 2022 - Madeira 1:00.03 Gold
S12 100m Butterfly 2022 - Madeira 57.32 Gold
S12 50m Freestyle 2022 - Madeira 24.85 5th
S12 100m Freestyle 2022 - Madeira 54.10 Silver
Mixed 49pts 4x100m Medley Relay 2022 - Madeira 4:39.57 4th
Mixed 49pts 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Madeira 4:09.29 Bronze
S12 100m Butterfly 2019 - London 57.36 Silver
S12 100m Backstroke 2019 - London 1:01.75 4th
S12 50m Freestyle 2019 - London 24.78 5th
S12 100m Freestyle 2019 - London 54.05 7th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S12 50m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 24.79 5th
S12 100m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 54.77 Bronze
S12 100m Backstroke 2018 - Dublin 1:01.52 Bronze
S12 100m Butterfly 2018 - Dublin 57.97 Bronze
S12 50m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 25.29 8th
S12 100m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 56.40 13th
S12 400m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 4:18.52 7th
S12 100m Backstroke 2016 - Funchal 1:04.03 7th
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Freestyle S13 (S12) 2022 - Birmingham 24.33 Silver
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 100m Backstroke 2023 - Sheffield 1:00.23 Gold
MC 100m Freestyle 2023 - Sheffield 53.90 Bronze
MC 100m Butterfly 2023 - Sheffield 58.35 6th
MC 50m Freestyle 2023 - Sheffield 24.80 16th
MC 100 Freestyle 2021 - Sheffield 53.72 4th
MC 100m Butterfly 2021 - Sheffield 56.75 Gold
MC 50m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 25.13 Silver
MC 100m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 54.62 6th
MC 100m Butterfly 2018 - Sheffield 58.94 4th
MC 50m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 25.15 9th
MC 100m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 54.08 Bronze
MC 100m Backstroke 2017 - Sheffield 1:02.01 Silver
MC 100m Butterfly 2017 - Sheffield 1:00.92 Bronze
MC 50m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 25.24 6th
MC 100m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 54.31 Bronze
MC 400m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 4:19.17 Bronze
MC 100m Backstroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:02.25 4th
MC 50m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 26.94 4th
MC 100m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 58.62 6th
MC 100m Backstroke 2015 - Glasgow 1:05.32 9th