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Chloe Davies

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Swansea, WAL
Occupation
Coach, Sports Teacher
Languages
English
Higher education
Massage Therapy, Sport Studies - University College Birmingham: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age seven.
Why this sport?
Her mother and father encouraged her to swim so that she would be safe in the water.

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
London, ENG

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her family and friends. (swimming.org, 17 Oct 2014)
Hero / Idol
British swimmers Rebecca Adlington and Stephanie Millward. (swimming.org, 17 Oct 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard, eat well, sleep and enjoy every minute." (swimming.org, 17 Oct 2014)
Awards and honours
She was named the Junior Para Athlete of the Year at the 2016 Swansea Sports Awards in Wales. (swansea.gov.uk, 21 Mar 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (walesonline.co.uk, 11 Apr 2017)
Impairment
She has auditory processing disorder [APD] and has difficulty with short-term memory, speech and literacy. (gazetteandherald.co.uk, 25 Aug 2012)
Other information
BREAK AND RETURN
She took a 10-month break from the sport to concentrate on her academic studies before returning to competitive swimming in October 2017. "It was great to be back in the pool after taking a short break to focus on my studies. As a qualified swimming coach, it's great doing competitions like this as it inspires the next generation. After having a 10-month break, I am so glad to be training again." (ucb.ac.uk, 01 Oct 2017)

COACH
She coaches junior swimmers at the Wales National Pool Swansea [WNPS] facility in Wales. (walesonline.co.uk, 11 Apr 2017; Facebook profile, 13 Nov 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final Round 2012-08-31 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 3 2012-08-31 1
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 2 2012-09-02 3
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final 1 2013-08-12 6
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 1 2013-08-12 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final 1 2013-08-14 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 2 2013-08-14 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 3 2013-08-16 14
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final 1 2013-08-18 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 2 2013-08-18 5