Toni Shaw Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    5 Aug 2003
  • Coach

    Gregor McMIllan
  • Club

    University of Aberdeen
  • Main event

    Freestyle/Butterfly
  • Best result

    World Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 4
    • 4
    • 4
Toni Shaw - 2018 Headshot

Toni Shaw followed up a breakthrough 2018 by securing no fewer than six medals at her debut World Para Swimming Championships a year later.

The Aberdeen-based athlete was part of the gold-winning British teams in the Women's 34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay and 34pt 4x100m Medley Relay events in London, while she also secured individual S9 400m Freestyle and S9 100m Butterfly silvers, as well as bronze in the S9 100m Freestyle and S9 200m Individual Medley. 

The year before, after a series of impressive swims at the 2018 British Para-Swimming International Meet, Shaw went on to compete at her first European Para Swimming Championships in Dublin. 

Six medals - two of each colour - were again the result, as well as a world record in the Women's 34pt 4x100m Medley Relay. The golds came in that relay and the individual S9 400m Freestyle event, with silvers in the S9 100m Butterfly and SM9 200m Individual Medley and bronzes across the S9 100m Freestyle and S9 100m Backstroke categories. 

Before that impressive effort, Shaw reached the final of all four of her events at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games for Team Scotland, with her best finishes coming in the S9 100m Freestyle and Backstroke, where she was fifth at the touch.

Shaw - who had been due to represent Britain at the World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico in 2017 before the earthquake - had started to make her name known through bright displays across the 2016 and 2017 British Para-Swimming International Meet. 

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S9 50m Freestyle 2019 30.19
S9 100m Freestyle 2019 1:03.00 BR
S9 200m Freestyle 2016 2:27.37
S9 400m Freestyle 2018 4:42.43
S9 100m Backstroke 2018 1:15.38
SB9 100m Breaststroke 2018 1:27.99
S9 100m Butterfly 2019 1:07.83 BR
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2019 4:36.31 WR
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2019 4:23.86 ER
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S9 100m Freestyle 2017 1:05.32
S9 200m Freestyle 2016 2:26.17
S9 400m Freestyle 2017 4:50.46
S9 100m Backstroke 2017 1:14.14
SB9 100m Breaststroke 2017 1:29.40
S9 100m Butterfly 2017 1:11.21
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S9 50m Freestyle 2019 - London 30.19 5th
S9 100m Freestyle 2019 - London 1:03.00 Bronze
S9 400m Freestyle 2019 - London 4:43.20 Silver
S9 100m Butterfly 2019 - London 1:07.83 Silver
S9 200m Individual Medley 2019 - London 2:36.93 Bronze
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2019 - London 4:36.31 Gold
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2019 - London 4:23.86 Gold
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S9 50m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 31.00 5th
S9 100m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 1:04.27 Bronze
S9 400m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 4:42.43 Gold
S9 100m Backstroke 2018 - Dublin 1:15.38 Bronze
S9 100m Butterfly 2018 - Dublin 1:09.18 Silver
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2018 - Dublin 2:36.80 Silver
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2018 - Dublin 4:53.62 Gold
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
S9 100m Freestyle 2018 - Gold Coast 1:04.19 5th
S9 100m Backstroke 2018 - Gold Coast 1:16.79 5th
SB9 100m Breaststroke 2018 - Gold Coast 1:27.99 7th
SM10 200m Individual Medley 2018 - Gold Coast 2:38.38 6th
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 100m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 1:04.40 14th
MC 400m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 4:49.23 13th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2018 - Sheffield 1:28.73 22nd
MC 100m Butterfly 2018 - Sheffield 1:09.73 5th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2018 - Sheffield 2:37.88 10th
MC 500m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 31.33 13th
MC 100m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 1:06.54 11th
MC 400m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 4:59.51 5th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2017 - Sheffield 1:34.98 25th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2017 - Sheffield 2:44.61 14th
MC 50m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 31.89 17th
MC 400m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 5:08.15 6th
MC 100m Butterfly 2016 - Glasgow 1:14.62 4th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2016 - Glasgow 2:51.90 17th