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TAI Alice
Sport Para swimming
NPC Great Britain   
GenderWomen
Age19
Place of BirthPoole, ENG
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Manchester, ENG
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age eight with the Seagulls Swimming Club in Christchurch, England.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to swimming for physiotherapy reasons. "Then when I was a bit older I realised I could be classified as a disability swimmer and so I started training and competing."
Club / Team
Bounemouth Collegiate School SC [ENG] / National Performance Centre Manchester [ENG]:
Name of coach
Rob Aubry [national]
Training Regime
She trains at the National Performance Centre in Manchester, England. She has eight swimming sessions a week, with two more at the gym and another to work on her core strength.
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing the guitar. (bournemouthecho.co.uk, 11 Jan 2018)
Hero / Idol
South African Para swimmer Natalie Du Toit, British rower Steve Redgrave, British cyclist Mark Cavendish. (newforest.gov.uk, 12 Mar 2012)
Awards and honours
She was named Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [MBE] in the 2017 New Year's Honours. (paralympic.org, 31 Dec 2016)

She was named the 2016 Youth Sport Trust Young Sportsperson of the Year in England. (swimming.org, 23 Mar 2017)
Famous relatives
Her younger brother Christian Tai has competed in swimming at junior national level. (thedorsetpost.co.uk, 11 Jun 2013)
Impairment
She was born with severe bilateral talipes [club foot] and has undergone more than a dozen operations to help correct the condition. (london2012.com, 08 Dec 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 100m Backstroke S10 1:09.39 
7 2016 100m Butterfly S10 1:11.92 
11 2016 100m Freestyle S10 1:04.32 
4 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:26.95
1 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:45.23 WR
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S10 29.60
3 2015 100m Backstroke S10 1:08.46
3 2015 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:29.83
3 2015 100m Butterfly S10 1:09.57
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S10 1:04.73
Heats 2015 400m Freestyle S10 4:56.84
1 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:52.89
Commonwealth Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 100m Backstroke S9 1:08.77
2 2018 100m Freestyle S9 1:03.07
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 50m Freestyle S10 29.61
3 2014 400m Freestyle S10 4:47.52
2 2014 100m Backstroke S10 1:09.19
1 2014 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:27.21
4 2014 100m Freestyle S10 1:03.94
1 2018 100m Backstroke S8 1:08.86
1 2018 100m Freestyle S8 1:05.53
1 2018 100m Butterfly S8 1:10.51
1 2018 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:53.62