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Danielle Watts

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Biography

Further personal information

Family
Husband Jamie Swann
Other names
Danielle Watts
Residence
Denton, ENG
Occupation
Athlete

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming while she was at Treloar College in Hampshire, England.
Why this sport?
Joining the swimming team at college gave her the inspiration to pursue the sport at elite level.

International debut

Year
1999
Competing for
Great Britain

General interest

Hobbies
Carriage driving. (team-2012.com, 03 Feb 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting five world records at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (britishswimming.org, 03 Feb 2010)
Most influential person in career
Former coach Moran McGlashan and her father, who died in the period between the 2004 and 2008 Paralympic Games. (britishswimming.org, 03 Feb 2010)
Hero / Idol
Welsh para-swimmer David Roberts. (britishswimming.org, 03 Feb 2010)
Injuries
A rotator cuff injury led her to withdrawing from the 2009 European Championships. (morethanthegames.co.uk, 08 Oct 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never lose focus on your dreams." (paralympics.org.uk, 03 Feb 2010)
Awards and honours
She was named Swimming World Magazine's Disabled Female Swimmer of the Year for 2003. (paralympics.org.uk, 03 Feb 2010)
Other sports
She competes in carriage driving events at a regional and national level. (paralympics.org.uk, 03 Feb 2010)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy, which restricts her to the use of one arm and one foot in the pool. (team-2012.com, 2006; bbc.co.uk, 03 Sept 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S2 Heat 1 4
Women's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 6
Women's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 1 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 6
Women's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 7
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S1 Heats (S1/2) 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 3