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THOMAS Jack
Sport Para swimming
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age23
Place of BirthSwansea, WAL
Height1.85 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Isobel Elliott
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at a pool in Swansea, Wales.
Why this sport?
His mother says he had a lot of excess energy so they experimented with different sports to help him burn it off. They began with power walking and cycling, but found twice weekly swimming lessons benefited him the most.
Club / Team
Swim Conwy: Wales
Name of coach
Rob Aubry [national], GBR
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Great Britain
Location
Poland
General Interest
Injuries
A broken wrist ruled him out of competing at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (walesonlines.co.uk, 02 Apr 2018; bbc.co.uk, 19 May 2017)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2014 Para Swimmer of the Year in Wales. (swansea.ac.uk, 25 Mar 2015)

He was named the 2013 Young Para Sportsperson of the Year at the Swansea Sport Awards in Wales. (swansea.gov.uk, 20 Jan 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (walesonlines.co.uk, 02 Apr 2018)
Other information
HIATUS
He sustained a broken wrist after competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland, which contributed to him losing his funding. In 2015 he then split with his coach of six years Billy Pye and considered quitting the sport. After a six-month break he returned to swimming in 2016 under the guidance of his brother. "When my coach finished, a part of me wanted to finish. I was lost and didn't really know what to do. Whenever I haven't had my swimming, I feel like my life isn't complete. Swimming fulfils my life. It balances me out." (bbc.co.uk, 19 May 2017)

VOLUNTEER WORK
He volunteers at Llandudno Swim Centre in Wales. (disabilitysportwales.com, 20 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall) - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2013 200m Freestyle S14 2:06.64
5 2013 100m Backstroke S14 1:04.77
6 2013 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:23.12
Commonwealth Games (Overall) - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 200m Freestyle S14 2:01.27
5 2018 200m Freestyle S14 2:05.38
European Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 100m Backstroke S14 1:03.44
3 2014 200m Freestyle S14 2:02.42
2 2014 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:17.99