Series 1, Episode 4

Series 1, Episode 4
Louise Fiddes

Great Britain para swimmer Louise Fiddes is the latest guest to join us on the SportsAid Vault Podcast! 

Louise competes in the S14 classification. She first made her mark on the senior stage by winning the overall women’s title at the World Para Swimming World Series in 2018 - having claimed a trio of bronze medals in the Sheffield leg to ensure selection for the team for the World Para Swimming European Championships in Dublin.

Episode 4 - Louise Fiddes – Swimming, Confidence, Perseverance

Her European debut, at just 17-years-old, saw her bring home four medals, including the SB14 100m breaststroke title and three bronzes, in the S14 200m freestyle, S14 100m butterfly and SM14 200m individual medley events. Just over a year later, Louise, who was supported by SportsAid in 2016 and 2017, became a world champion at the World Para Swimming Championships in London in 2019 as she took the SB14 100m breaststroke title. 

The Welwyn Garden City-based swimmer also returned bronze in the S14 200m individual medley and finished fourth in the S14 200m freestyle. Louise had actually earned a call-up to the World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico City back in 2017, where she was set to make her international bow, but an earthquake in the host country led to a postponement being made. Louise, now 20, is eyeing up the Paralympic Games in Tokyo this summer.