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Kate Grey

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Inspiring Others Changing Lives

Kate believes: "Sport is a very powerful tool, it's not just about making elite athletes, but instead using sport as a foundation to change the lives of many people and allow them to find the right path."Kate is an athlete mentor for the Sky Sports Living Sport programme and she was also the BBC Paralympic swimming commentator at London 2012.

Kate helped in making an impact to young people’s lives and raising aspirations whilst working on the Sporting Champions programme, and is now looking to inspire your audience by sharing her secret of what it takes to be the best you can be!


"Kate puts all the young people at ease and supports them to achieve their best. She will happily have a go at any of the activities and is great at encouraging the young people to do the same. Kate is an inspiration to all young athletes demonstrating that any impairment should not be a barrier to taking part and achieving in sport." Alma Borthwick, Wilts & Swindon School Games
"We couldn't have asked for a better Sporting Champion at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire School Games. Kate's engagement with participants and young leaders alike was excellent; her messages were clear, friendly and inspirational. Kate was keen to get stuck in and try new things with the young people, including bhangra dancing at one of the cultural villages. Kate went above and beyond her role as a Sporting Champion, we'd welcome her back to the School Games anytime!" Beky Williams, Herefordshire & Worcestershire School Games


Kate Grey lost her left hand at two years old following a freak accident. Aged four, her parents encouraged her to learn to swim and has achieved so much since. She has been swimming internationally since debuting in 2006 at the World Championships and combined studying for a degree in Coach Education and Sports Development with training at the University of Bath pool. Kate has medalled many times at World Championships but her highlight was competing at the Paralympic Games in Beijing 2008, coming 5th in the SB9 100m breaststroke final as well as competiting in the SM9 200m individual medley. 

In 2010, Kate graduated from University and was voted University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year by members of the Students’ Union Sports Association. Kate is presently working towards becoming a secondary school P.E teacher. Kate says: "Sport has made me realise that I may be different but i can still do the same things as everybody else. It has helped me to learn lifelong skills such as teamwork, leadership and communication which i can now use in all aspects of my life. It has helped me accept my disability and be proud of who I am."

Competitive Record

2008 Paralympic Games 100m Breaststroke (SB9) 5th; 200m Individual Medley (SM9)11th

2006 IPC World Championships 50m Freestyle (S9) 10th; 100m Freestyle (S9) 13th;  100m Backstroke (S9) 9th; 100m Breaststroke (SB9) 6th; 200m Individual Medley (SM9) 6th; 4x100m Medley Relay (34pt)  Silver 

2011 IPC European Championships 50m Freestyle (S9) 6th; 200m Individual Medley (SM9) 7th; 

2009 100m Breaststroke (SB9) 5th; 200m Individual Medley (SM9) 5th 

2009 IPC World Championships 100m Backstroke (SB9) Silver; 100m Individual Medley (SM9) Bronze 

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