Swim star's top selection

10th June 2019

What an incredible achievement – meningitis survivor and Meningitis Now supporter Ellie Challis has been chosen to swim at the World Para Swimming Championships

Ellie Challis swimming in World Para Championships

Ellie, from Little Clacton in Essex, lost her legs and arms after contracting meningitis when she was 16 months old. Now, at 15 years old, she has been selected to swim at the world championships in London in September. 

Ellie has been supporting Meningitis Now’s Splash Now event, a brilliant way to get your youngsters involved in fundraising while having a splashtastic time. 

Talking to her local paper the Clacton and Frinton Gazette, S2 swimmer Ellie – who has already broken plenty of British records - said that being in the World Championships was a “great feeling”. 

“The Worlds will be a big deal but I’m not nervous,” she said. “I don’t really get nervous before my races”. 

And the youngster’s ambitions don’t stop here – what she really wants is to be chosen for a future Paralympics. 

Don’t worry Ellie, with your incredible determination, we know you’ll get there. From everyone at Meningitis Now, good luck!

To find out more about Splash Now and sign up please visit our Splash Now web page.

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