Stephen Waterhouse

Nickname Stee, Steph
DOB 23 February 1991 (age 23)
Hometown Leeds
Height 1.76m
Events Distance + Marathon Free
Coach Dave Calleja

About Stephen

I will do all I can to succeed in life and enjoy the journey. I would love to compete at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games for Scotland, and become a solicitor a year later.

Stephen started swimming at 5 years old. He is half English and half Scottish

Stephen has been a member of the City of Leeds SC since he was 9 years old and has since gained international honours representing Great Britain at the European Junior and Senior Open Water Championships in 2008.

He is now a permanent member of the Scottish Open Water squad, which involves training in the gloriously heated lochs!

On top of his training, Stephen works as a paralegal at Lyons Davidson Solicitors in Leeds and is currently studying through ILEX (Institute of Legal Executives) tutorial college to become a fully qualified Legal Executive and Solicitor.


  • Stephen has won various County and District titles across a range of events
  • He has been Scottish Junior Champion twice for 1500m Freestyle (2006/2007) and once over 800m Freestyle (2007)


Finished 4th in the 800m and 1500m Freestyle at the ASA National Youth Championships


Finished 2nd from 5 GB representatives on his Open Water debut for Great Britain in Piombino, Italy. This result earnt him qualification for the European Junior Open Water Championships in S├Ęte, France where he finished 3rd in his age group!

Won the 5km and came 4th in the 10km at the British Open Water Championships


Won Gold in the 17-24yrs 2km at the National Open Water Championships 2009

Claimed 2 silvers and a bronze in the French Open Water Cup


Dominated the French Open Water Cup, coming away with 4 golds and a bronze

Won both the 2km and the 5km at the Scottish Open Water Championships


  • Stephen is determined to have a Ford Mustang and be in the process of obtaining a private pilots license by the time he is 25!
  • Stephen says: You are the author of your own limitations!
  • He also enjoys watching and playing rugby