Harriet Lee

An Incredibly Talented & Determined Paralympic Swimmer

harriet lee

Representing Great Britain at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Harriet Lee is a Paralympic swimmer and speaker who has used her incredible talent and determination to make her dream come true, and compete at the very top of her favourite sport. Despite being born with a life-changing syndrome and spending a lot of time in intensive care, her perseverance shines through in her inspiring speeches.

Diagnosed with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome – a condition from birth that left her with the left side of her body shorter than her right side – Harriet has always been a keen swimmer. This Paralympic speaker made her Team GB debut in 2010 when she swam at the World Championships in Holland, winning a gold medal in the 100m Breaststroke SB9 and a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m individual medley 34-point relay. Harriet reflects upon her experience in her speeches, motivating her audience to embrace their own opportunities as she has done.

Two years later and Harriet won another gold medal, this time at the British Championships in London. Again, this was in the 100m Breaststroke SB9 competition. That same year, Harriet went on to compete in the 2012 London Paralympics where she achieved a new European record in the 100m Breaststroke SB9 and won a bronze medal.

Just 16 weeks earlier, Harriet had been hospitalised in intensive care, showing her superhuman grit and determination to overcome adversity and reach the top. Her inspiring story is perfect for motivational speeches at a wide range of events, from corporate conferences to charity fundraisers.

To book Harriet Lee for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

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When featuring at events Harriet is known to discuss such topics as:

  • Disability & Sport
  • Personal Development
  • Overcoming Challenges
  • Handling Pressure
  • Drive & Determination

Over the course of her career Harriet earned the following achievements:

  • Gold medal at the 2010 Eindhoven IPC World Championships
  • Gold medal at the 2016 Funchal IPC World Championships
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