Ellie Simmonds


Ellie Simmonds was born on November 11th, 1994 in Walsall, England, United Kingdom and is the Swimmer from United Kingdom. Discover Ellie Simmonds's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 28 years old.

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November 11, 1994
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Walsall, England, United Kingdom
28 years old
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About Ellie Simmonds

Eleanor May Simmonds, OBE (born 11 November 1994) is a British Paralympian swimmer competing in S6 events.

She came to national attention when she competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, winning two gold medals for Great Britain, despite being the youngest member of the team, at the age of 13.

In 2012, she was again selected for the Great Britain squad, this time swimming at a home games in London.

She won another two golds in London, including setting a World Record in the 400m freestyle, and a further gold medal at the Rio Paralympics in 2016, this time setting a world record for the 200m medley.

Personal life

Born in Walsall, Simmonds grew up in Aldridge, a part of the Metropolitan Walsall Borough. She completed her primary education at Cooper and Jordan CofE Primary before attending Aldridge School and later Olchfa School in Swansea. Simmonds, who has achondroplasia, became interested in swimming at the age of five. She swam for Boldmere Swimming Club in Sutton Coldfield, under Head Coach Ashley Cox, but she and her mother moved to Swansea when Simmonds was 11 to take advantage of the city's world-class swimming pool. Simmonds has three sisters and a brother. She studied Psychology at Loughborough University in England. She is in a relationship with Matt Dean.


At the age of 13, Simmonds was the youngest British athlete at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, competing in the 50m, 100m and 400m freestyle, 50m butterfly, and 200m Individual Medley. She won gold medals in the 100m and 400m freestyle events.

On 1 September 2012, Simmonds repeated her gold performance to win the 400m freestyle at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, in which she took five seconds off the World Record time. Two days later, on the evening of 3 September, she took Gold in the 200m Individual Medley, breaking the World Record that she had set in the qualifying round that morning.

On 12 September 2016, at the Rio Paralympics, Simmonds defended her Gold medal for the 200m individual medley setting a new world record, the first below 3 minutes at 2:59.81 Simmonds also won a bronze medal in the 400m freestyle at the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

In addition, Simmonds has won ten gold World Championship titles, and swims in the S6 disability category.

On 2 September 2021, Simmonds announced her Paralympic retirement after missing out on a medal in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

On 7 August 2022, it was announced that Simmonds would be participating in the twentieth series of the BBC One show Strictly Come Dancing with her professional dance partner being Nikita Kuzmin. She was eliminated in Week 7 after losing the dance off to Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu.


EXC: Ellie Simmonds reveals she's got her 'confidence back' after Strictly stint

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 22, 2022
Ellie Simmonds has revealed she's got her confidence back after competing in Strictly Come Dancing and is now keen on doing more 'crazy things'. TheĀ former Paralympic swimmer, 28, who was voted off the BBC ballroom show just over two weeks ago, claimed she booked a last-minute U.S. trip and has been skydiving since. Speaking exclusively to MailOnline atĀ The Sun's Who Cares Wins Awards on Tuesday, she gushed: 'I've got my confidence back and I just wanted to travel again.

Strictly fans call on the BBC to axe Tony Adams from the show

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 9, 2022
Devoted Strictly fans are calling on the BBC to axe Tony Adams from the show to stop more talented contestants from being kicked off the show. Staunch viewers are furious that he has made it to week eight of the competition despite getting low scores, with some even writing to the Corporation's bosses to beg them to stop him from continuing on the popular Saturday night programme. They launched their campaign after last Sunday night's results show when they were left fuming by Adams once again escaping the dance off, leaving Paralympic swimmer Ellie...

Emotional Ellie Simmonds compares her Strictly Come Dancing exit to 'heartbreak'

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 8, 2022
Ellie Simmonds compared her Strictly Come Dancing exit to heartbreak as she reflected on her time on the show. The former Paralympic swimmer - who was the first person with dwarfism to compete on the show - was eliminated alongside her professional partner Nikita Kuzmin after losing the dance-off to Molly Rainford. During an emotional appearance on Monday's It Takes Two, the 27-year-old athlete detailed her 'horrible' departure in a chat with host Rylan Clark.