Susie Rodgers has been a regular member of the British Para-Swimming Team since 2011, inspired to take her swimming seriously by watching the Beijing Paralympics in 2008.
She burst on to the international scene in 2011, winning five golds and a silver at the 2011 IPC Swimming European Championships in Berlin, clocking two European records and three British records in the process.
Rodgers qualified for London 2012 across five individual events and won her first Paralympic medals with individual bronzes in the 100m freestyle S7 and 400m freestyle S7 as well as 4x100m freestyle relay 34pt bronze.
Since London 2012, she made her 2013 IPC Swimming World Championship debut one to remember by picking up individual silver medals before landing gold with the 4x100m freestyle relay 34pt quartet, a title which they retained two years later in Glasgow.
She went on to secure a five-gold haul at the 2014 IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven.
Rodgers laid down an impressive marker ahead of her second Paralympics in Rio by winning four gold medals at the 2016 IPC Swimming European Championships in Funchal, Portugal.
In addition to her career in sport, Susie has a number of professional roles: she works as a project manager at the British Council, from which she has been granted a two year sabbatical in order to focus on her swimming. Susie also sits on the Board of the London 2012 legacy charity, Spirit of 2012, as well as the British Athletes’ Commission.
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