How Many Sisters Does Ellie Simmonds Have? Meet The Commonwealth Presenter & Former Swimmer


Ellie Simmonds: Meet The Commonwealth Presenter & Paralympic Former Swimmer ( Source : Popsugar )

Former British Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds has three sisters and is closest to her five years older sister Katie. In this article, we will cover everything we know about Ellie Simmonds' parents and siblings as she continues to cover the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Eleanor May Simmonds, OBE, is a British former Paralympian swimmer who competed under the disability swimming classification S6 events. She acquired national attention when she competed in the 2008 summer Paralympics in Beijing, China.

Despite being the youngest team member, she won two gold medals at the event for Great Britain at age 13. As a result, she was also selected for the Great Britain squad to compete in 2012 at home games in London.

She won another two golds in the 2012 London Paralympic event and set a world record in the 400m freestyle. Furthermore, she landed a gold medal at the Rio Paralympics in 2016 and set a world record for the 200m medley.

The five-time gold medalist Paralympic swimmer retired from the pool last year but has been part of the organizing committee for the Commonwealth Games. She mentioned this summer's Commonwealth Games are a massive opportunity for Para-sport to make a significant impact as this program has more than 42 events across eight sports.

Ellie Simmonds' Siblings And Relationship With Sister Katie

Ellie Simmonds grew up as the youngest of five siblings, her three sisters and a brother. The age gap between her and siblings Steven, Pauline, and Georgian is more than 20 years.

Ellie was born on November 11, 1994, in Walsall and grew up in the small town in the Walsall borough in the West Midlands. She started swimming at age five for Boldmere Swimming Club in Sutton Coldfield under the head coach Ashley Cox.

Ellie mentioned that he is closest to her sister Kaite who is only five years older than her, and like her, she also has achondroplasia. Despite the massive age gap, the siblings are very close family and care deeply for each other.

Despite the siblings' age difference, they are a very close family, even though they were not often together as a group. However, the family participated in activities including riding their bikes, going for long walks, and picnicking in the park.

Ellie Simmonds Parents: Mother Val And Father Steve Simmonds

Ellie Simmonds was born the youngest among five children of Val and Steve Simmonds. The Simmonds family has always supported her professional endeavors and is close to her family.

At the age of 11, Ellie moved to Swansea with her mother so she could train with the GB squad under the supervision of coach Billy Pye. According to The Focus, her father, brother, and three sisters remained in the family home at Walsall, and she traveled back to Walsall on weekends to visit the family.

Ellie Simmonds And Her Mother Val Simmonds ( Source : Twitter )

Her extended family and relatives all lived locally at Walsall. She mentioned that she used to visit her grandparents, aunties, uncles, and cousins almost daily and enjoyed spending time with them. 

The Paralympian swimmer and her five siblings visited their maternal grandparents' house every Sunday for lunch. She added that her dad was the cook in the family, but desserts were not his thing. 

She learned to bake from her maternal grandmother when she was little and has loved baking ever since.

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