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Daniel Pepper

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Family
Partner Natalie
Residence
Manchester, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four and competing at international level at age 14.
Why this sport?
His family home was next to a canal, so he learned to swim for safety reasons.
Club / Team
Marple SC: England
Name of coach
Rob Greenwood [national], GBR

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Great Britain
Location
Hong Kong, China

General interest

Nicknames
Dan (Facebook profile, 02 Sep 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the 200m freestyle and 100m breaststroke at the 2010 World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (swimming.org, 10 Jul 2011)
Hero / Idol
British Olympic swimmer Steve Parry. (uksportsassociation.org, 03 Apr 2011)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He follows a pre-race routine. He listens to music with his hood up to avoid distractions, takes off shoes, tracksuit bottoms and top in order and folds them a certain way, checks with an official about the event, splashes water on himself, does some air strokes and gets on to the block from the side. "It's a routine that has developed over time." (paralympics.channel4.com, 16 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard, race hard, enjoy it, and listen to your coach." (paralympics.channel4.com, 16 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives
His partner Natalie Massey represented Great Britain in para-swimming at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympics.org.uk, 2012)
Impairment
He has a learning impairment similar to dyslexia which affects counting and coordination. (guardian.co.uk, 20 Nov 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 4 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 4 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final Round 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final Round 2012-09-02 7
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 1 2012-09-02 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 1 2012-09-06 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 2012-09-06 7
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 2 2013-08-12 7
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final 1 2013-08-12 7
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 2013-08-16 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final 1 2013-08-16 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 1 2013-08-18 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final 1 2013-08-18 2