Steph Slater made her IPC Swimming World Championship debut in 2013 and will make her Paralympic debut at Rio 2016.
She is relatively new to disability sport having been an accomplished non-disabled swimmer prior to the diagnosis of nerve damage to her brachial plexus in 2011, which resulted in lost strength in her left arm before she eventually lost use of it completely.
Inspired by London 2012, where she volunteered as a Games Maker in the London Aquatics Centre, Steph returned to the water in November 2012 and made waves during her first full season in the para-swimming team, setting new European records over 100m butterfly S8 and the 200m individual medley SM8.
On her IPC Swimming World Championship debut in 2013, Slater won silver in both the S8 100m butterfly S8 and the 200m individual medley SM8 before winning 4x100m medley relay 34pt gold with her British teammates.
Steph Slater became seven-time European Champion in 2014 and set her first world record in the 100m butterfly S8 just one month after winning Commonwealth silver for England in the 100m freestyle S8 at the Games in Glasgow.
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