Ellie Simmonds Bio

Quick Facts about Ellie Simmonds

Full Name: Ellie Simmonds
Age: 29 Years Old
Birthday: November 11, 1994
Birthplace: Aldridge, Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, England
Nationality: British
Gender: Female
Horoscope: Scorpio
Marital Status: Single
Boyfriend: N/A
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Profession: Paralympian swimmer
Net Worth: $20 million
Father: Steve Simmonds
Mother: Val Simmonds
Siblings: Georgina Simmonds, Pauline Simmonds, Katie Simmonds, and Steven Simmonds
Height: 4 feet 3 inches
Weight: 45 kilograms
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Education: Aldridge High School and Loughborough University

Who is Ellie Simmonds?

Eleanor May Simmonds is a Paralympian swimmer from the United Kingdom who competes in S6 events. She was the youngest British athlete to win two gold medals for Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, at the age of 13.

What is the Age of Ellie Simmonds?

On November 11, 1994, Ellie Simmonds was born. Eleanor May Simmonds is her given name. Her birthplace is Walsall, England. She was born to her father, Steve Simmonds, and mother, Val Simmonds, and grew up with three sisters, Georgina Simmonds, Pauline Simmonds, and Katie Simmonds, and one brother, Steven Simmonds.

She finished primary school at Cooper and Jordan CofE Primary before moving on to Aldridge School and, later, Olchfa School in Swansea. She then went to Loughborough University in England to study Psychology. She is of British nationality. She is of the white ethnicity. Her religion is Christianity. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Is Ellie Simmonds Married?

Ellie Simmonds is married to her childhood friend Matt Dean. The couple tied the knot in 2023, marking a significant and joyous milestone in Simmonds’ personal life. Their relationship, rooted in a long-standing friendship, has been a source of happiness and support for the celebrated athlete.

What is the Height of Ellie Simmonds?

Ellie Simmonds is 1.23m tall, which equates to 4 feet and 0 inches. She weighs 45 kilograms. She has a slim, athletic build. Her eyes are blue, and her hair is blonde. Her sexual orientation is heterosexual.

What is the Net Worth of Ellie Simmonds?

Ellie Simmonds’ professional swimming career pays well. Contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements provide the majority of her income. Her net worth is estimated to be $20 million as of June 2024.

When did Ellie Simmonds Begin her Career?

  • She began her professional career as a swimmer.
  • At the age of five, she developed an interest in swimming.
  • She swam for Boldmere Swimming Club in Sutton Coldfield under Head Coach Ashley Cox, but when she was 11, she and her mother moved to Swansea to take advantage of the city’s world-class swimming pool.
  • She was the youngest British athlete to win two gold medals for Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, at the age of 13.
  • She then won five European gold medals in 2009, four World Championship gold medals in 2010, and two more European gold medals (both in world records) in 2011.
  • In London 2012, she held her nerve under the pressure of public expectation and a fierce rivalry with American Victoria Arlen to win gold in the 400m freestyle S6 and 200m individual medley SM6, as well as silver in the 100m freestyle S6 and bronze in the 50m freestyle S6.
  • Queen Elizabeth II bestowed the Order of the British Empire on her in the 2013 New Year’s Honours list.
  • Her pool success continued in 2013, with three gold medals and one bronze at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Canada.
  • She moved to Manchester to train at the NPC and continued her impressive performances in 2015, winning four medals at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, including gold in the 200m individual medley SM6. Simmonds also took home a silver and two bronze medals.
  • She won gold in her third Games, the Rio 2016 Paralympics, in the 200m individual medley SM6. With a time of 2:59.81, she became the first S6 swimmer to break the three-minute barrier. She also took bronze in the women’s 400m freestyle S6, losing to Ukraine’s Yelyzaveta Mereshko, who had won the title in Beijing and London.
  • She also competed in the 50m freestyle S6, finishing sixth, and the 100m breaststroke SM6, finishing fourth.
  • She was unable to reclaim the top spot at the 2016 IPC Swimming Europeans in Funchal, Portugal, where she took one silver and three bronze medals.
  • She defended her gold medal in the 200m individual medley at the Rio Paralympics on September 12, 2016, setting a new world record, the first under 3 minutes, at 2:59.81. At the 2016 Paralympics, she also won a bronze medal in the 400m freestyle.
  • She has also won ten gold World Championship medals.
  • She competes in the S6 disability division.

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