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Welcome William Ellard to the arena UK team

We are excited to announce a new support contract with one of Great Britain’s leading Paralympic swimmers, GB International Para Swimmer William Ellard.

The 17 year old from St. Felix swimming club is already a Para World Championships medallist after winning three medals in Manchester in August 2023. William won silver in the S14 200m Freestyle, and relay gold in the S14 Mixed 4 x 100 Freestyle Team, and silver in the S14 Mixed 4 x 100 Medley Team. A member of the recently announced British Swimming Podium Potential 2023/2024 squad.

William will race in arena race suits and technical equipment as he aims for a place on the Paralympic Team for Paris next summer 2024.

To finish this year, William will be racing at the Swim England Winter Championships in Sheffield, this weekend.

A bit more about Will-

  • Highest level of international representation; 2023 World Para Swimming Championships Manchester UK
  • International Medals; 2023 World Para Gold x1 2023 World Para Silver x2,2023, World Para Series Gold x2,2023 World Para Series Silver x1
  • National Titles/Medals: 50m Free AB Silver medallist (age group)

Favourite stroke and event; Freestyle 50m,100m,200m LC

Favourite racing venue in the UK;  Ponds Forge

Favourite racing venue anywhere in the World in which you’ve competed; Ponds Forge

Favourite training set; 4x75m free best average 100m recovery 3x Through

Music; The Weekend & Lewis Capaldi

TV/Film; Anything Formula 1!!,Bangers & Cash, Wheeler Dealers, Film:- Forest Gump, Norbit


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