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Alice Tai MBE


Alice Tai is a British Paralympic swimmer, born in 1999 and at the age of 21 she has represented Great Britain at the European and World Championships and Team England at the Commonwealth and Paralympic Games, winning gold at all levels. 

Born in Poole, Tai began her swimming career at the age of 8 joining a local swimming club, it wasn't until 2010 that her family realised that she could be classified as a disability swimmer and now every year she seems to progress more and more.

Date of Birth

31 January 1999

Place of Birth



Bournemouth Colligiate

Commonwealth Appearances

Gold Coast 2018

Sporting Achievements

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Gold in the women's S9 100m backstroke and silver in the women's S9 100m freestyle

Rio 2016 Paralympics - Gold 4x100m 24 point medley relay and bronze in the S10 100m backstroke


Alice Tai MBE is a Team England swimmer who swims in the S10 classification. She made her debut at the Eindhoven European Championships in 2015 where she returned home with a gold, silver and bronze medal. 

Alice made her Team England debut at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia where she won gold in the women's S9 100m backstroke and silver in the women's S9 100m freestyle and bagged 6 medals across 6 disciplines. 

Alice won two medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games, bronze in the S10 100m backstroke and gold in the 4x100m 24 point medley.

Tai's total medal count is 22, which is extraordinary and in 2016 was awarded an MBE for her services to swimming as well as in 2017 being awaded Youth Sport Trust Young Sports Person of the year, and Disability Sportswoman of the year in 2019 by the Sunday Times. 

We cannot wait to see what Alice will bring at the Birmingham 2022 games, competing on home soil. 

Fifty medals were available for Team England in the pool at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

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