Nicole Turner


Sport: Swimming

Event: 400m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 200m IM

Classification: S6, SB6, SM6

Disability: Les Autres

DOB: 14/06/2002

Hometown: Portarlington, Co. Laois

  • First time to compete at a Paralympic Games.
  • The youngest squad member on the team. 
  • Won three medals (two silver and one bronze) at this year's European Championships. 

One of the youngest squad members, Nicole Turner has progressed onto the senior Paralympic swimming scene having started in her local club, Laois Marlins. Turner first saw international success early on in 2015 when she won a silver medal in the Youth Category at the British International in the 50m Butterfly - her first meet representing Ireland at a senior level.

Nicole went on to compete in her first major senior international championships at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, where she competed in six events in her S6 class, making the final of each and also setting a new lifetime best in every single one.

She represented Ireland again at the 2016 IPC Swimming European Open Championships where she swam in six finals, bringing home silver in both the 200m Individual Medley and the 100m Breaststroke as well as a bronze in the 50m Butterfly. She also set nine new PB times.