Swimmer Suzanna Hext is first athlete who trains at University of Bath to be selected for Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

20 May 2024

With exactly 100 days to go until this summer’s Paralympic Games begin, swimmer Suzanna Hext has today become the first athlete who trains at the University of Bath to be selected by ParalympicsGB for Paris 2024.

The reigning World Champion, who will be competing at her second Games after making her debut in Tokyo, does her strength and conditioning training at the Team Bath Sports Training Village (STV) with the UK Sports Institute (UKSI).

A member of Swindon-based Tigersharks ASC, Hext also does some of her pool training in the London 2012 Legacy Pool at the STV alongside the Aquatics GB Bath Performance Centre squad. She is accompanied at poolside and in the high-performance gym by her hearing support dog, Kimmy (pictured).

Hext competes in the S5/SB4/SM5 classification and won S5 50m freestyle gold at the Manchester 2023 Para Swimming World Championships, as well as 100m freestyle silver. She set the qualification standard for Paris 2024 by swimming well inside the S5 100m freestyle consideration time at last month’s Aquatics GB Swimming Championships.


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Follow University of Bath-based athletes on their journey to this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games by visiting teambath.com/Paris-2024.

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