Claire Cashmore

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Claire Cashmore
Claire Cashmore, Paralympic swimmer in 2009.png
Cashmore after the 2009 IPC European Championship
Personal information
Nationality British
Born (1988-05-21) 21 May 1988 (age 29)
Redditch, England
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Manchester HPC
Coach Mick Massey

Claire Cashmore, MBE (born 21 May 1988) is an English Paralympian swimmer.

Personal life[edit]

Cashmore was born on 21 May 1988 in Redditch, England,[1] without a left forearm.[2] She attended Hagley Catholic High School in Hagley, Worcestershire. She studied linguistics at the University of Leeds, graduating in 2011. She now swims for the City of Leeds Swimming Club.[3]

Cashmore was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to swimming.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Claire Cashmore's profile page". British Swimming. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Claire Cashmore – Swimming". NASUWT. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "University of Leeds Olympic Alumni". University of Leeds. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "No. 61803". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2016. p. N16.