At 15, Bethany Firth became the youngest and most recent addition to the Irish Paralympic swim team in 2011.

Bethany began swimming in 2009 and has already made an impact on the international stage, winning silver in the S14 200m freestyle at the 2011 European Championships.

Bethany will be keen to build on her impressive form and go one better, perhaps at London 2012.

Age: 15

Hometown: Seaford, Down

Disability: intellectual disability

Sports classification: S14