Margaret McEleny

Discipline: Swimming

Inducted Hall of Fame: 2018

MARGARET (MAGGIE) MCELENY competed at four Paralympic Games between Barcelona in 1992 and Athens 2004, winning 15 medals including 3 Gold. Between 1991 and 2001 Margaret McEleny competed at consecutive European Championships winning 15 medals including 5 golds. In 2000 McEleny was recognised by her fellow ParalympicsGB teammates and elected as flag bearer for the opening ceremony in Sydney, the same year she was recognised for her contribution to disability swimming and awarded an MBE. McEleny retired from competitive swimming prior to Beijing 2008 due to ill health. She continues to give back to the sport she loves and can at times be found on deck coaching at her local club, alongside her long-time coach, Eddie McLuskey.


Paralympics, Athens
20044×50m Freestyle 20ptsGold
2004SB3 50m BreaststrokeSilver
2004150m Individual MedleySilver
Paralympics, Sydney
2000SB3 50m BreaststrokeGold
2000SM4 150m Individual MedleyBronze
20004×50m Medley Relay 20ptsBronze
20004x50m Medley Relay 20ptsBronze
Paralympics, Atlanta
1996S1-6 4×50m Freestyle RelayGold
1996SB3 50m BreaststrokeSilver
1996S5 50m FreestyleBronze
1996S5 100m FreestyleBronze
1996S5 200m FreestyleBronze
1996SM4 150m Individual MedleySilver
1996S1-6 50m Medley RelayBronze
Paralympics, Barcelona
1992SB3 100m BreaststrokeSilver
1992S1-S6 4×50m Medley RelayBronze