Tom Hamer made his international para-swimming debut at the Commonwealth Games when he won silver – a competition in which he made history by being the first S14 athlete to represent Team England at the Commonwealth Games.
Hamer made his IPC Swimming World Championship debut at Glasgow 2015, winning bronze in the 200m freestyle S14 and narrowly missing a podium place in the 200m individual medley SM14. Ahead of his Paralympic debut, he became European Champion in the 200m freestyle S14 and took bronze in the 200m individual medley SM14 at the 2016 IPC Swimming European Championships in Funchal, Portugal.
He has set British records in the 50m, 200m and 400m freestyle S14 and the 200m individual medley SM14.
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