At 10 years old Tom was told he wouldn’t succeed at swimming, at school he was told to give it up, it would get him nowhere in life.
At 12 years old Tom swam the English Channel as part of a relay team in under 11 hours.
At 14 years old Tom was classified as an S14 Para Swimmer.
At 15 years old Tom represented Team England and Great Britain as a Para Swimmer at both the Commonwealth Games and European Championships winning a silver medal in the 200m freestyle event. Tom also broke the British record for the 200m freestyle. He currently holds the British records for the 50m, 200m, 400m freestyle events, 200m IM and held the World record for the 200m freestyle.
At 16 years old Tom became a full-time member of the British Para swim team and World class performance programme averaging 220km in the pool per month, training full-time six days a week. Tom is an ambassador for the UK Sport Association inspiring the next generation of athletes with learning disabilities.
At 17, Tom became European Champion taking a Gold medal in 200m Freestyle at Funchal 2106 in Madeira, Portugal. A week previously, in Glasgow, Tom set the qualifying time for Rio in both 200m Freestyle and IM
Now 18, Tom has competed at the Rio Paralympic games winning two silver medals and setting two new PBs
Tom Currently holds the following British records.
100m Freestyle 54.79
200m Freestyle 1:56.58
200m IM 2:12.88