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FOX Daniel
Sport Para swimming
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthBrisbane, AUS
Height1.80 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14
Further Personal Information
Residence
Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He learnt to swim as a toddler, but didn't start competitive swimming until age 15.
Why this sport?
His teachers at school encouraged him to start swimming competitively. "At the time I wasn't really sure if I was good at swimming or not. Until around probably Year 11 and 12, I figured I should probably stick with this and see where it takes me."
Club / Team
Chandler Swimming Club [AUS] / University of the Sunshine Coast [USC] Spartans [AUS]:
Name of coach
Rob Hindmarsh [Chandler]; Nathan Doyle [Spartans]
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Nicknames
Foxy (paralympic.org.au, 26 Jan 2012)
Hobbies
Rugby league, cars. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Sep 2016; swimming.org.au, 11 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (sunshinecoastdaily.com.au, 01 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmers Ashley Callus and Ian Thorpe, Australian rugby league player Gordon Tallis. (paralympic.org.au, 26 Jan 2012, 16 Aug 2009)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with multiple intellectual impairments as a young child. (sunshinecoastdaily.com.au, 01 Sep 2016 )
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In addition to training for swimming, he works part-time at a McDonald's restaurant. He also offers his time visiting primary schools, swimming clubs and hospitals in the Brisbane area to speak about his achievements. He is also an ambassador for Life Stream Australia, which helps young people with intellectual impairments to get involved in sports. (sunshinecoastdaily.com.au, 01 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2012 100m Backstroke S14 1:05.76
2 2012 200m Freestyle S14 1:59.79
6 2016 100m Backstroke S14 1:05.16
3 2016 200m Freestyle S14 1:56.69 
12 2016 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:21.55 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2010 100m Backstroke S14 1:08.74
2 2010 200m Freestyle S14 2:03.61
1 2013 200m Freestyle S14 1:58.45
4 2013 100m Backstroke S14 1:04.39
4 2015 200m Freestyle S14 2:00.25
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:23.69
8 2015 100m Backstroke S14 1:06.22
Commonwealth Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 200m Freestyle S14 1:57.89
3 2018 200m Freestyle S14 1:58.26