Young talented Deaf swimmer smashes records in Sheffield

Danielle, from North Ayrshire, Scotland, is in her final year at school and will go onto university next year. The Scot touched in a record breaking time in the 100m Backstroke, 100m Individual Medley, and the 200m Indivisual Medley where she shaved 3 seconds off the previous World Record, touching in a time of 2:22:75.

Danielle already holds 4 short course deaf World Records in , 50m, 100m and 200m Backstroke and 200m Individual Medley. She is currently awaiting ratification of a 5th for the 400m IM. As if thats not enough she also holds the European Records for the 50m and 100m Freestyle.

At over 6ft 3, she recently gave up horse riding to concentrate on her swimming prior to the Deaflympics and although deaf she has an A in higher music and plays the Tuba to grade 7/8.

Danielle’s preparations continue as she will be representing GB in June 2014 at the European Championships in Russia.

to read more about Danielle. Check out this excellent interview by SL First Magazine (

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