Jonathan McGrath joined the Irish Paralympic swim team in 2008 and competed at 2010 World Championships and 2011 European Championships, finishing fifth in the worlds and and eighth in the Europeans.

McGrath is currently studying psychology and will be looking to continue his progress towards London 2012.

He is part of Swim Ireland’s high performance development squad based in UL.

He enters his first Paralympic games in a good position after posting good results in major tournaments.

Age: 18

Hometown: Killaloe, Clare

Sports classification: S8