Swimming success for deaf GB athlete

Tuesday 18 February

Competitive swimmer Danielle Joyce set four world records at the recent Deaf International Short Course Championships in Rochester, New York.

Flying the flag for Great Britain Deaf Swimming (GBDSC), Danii proudly stood at the top of the podium no less than five times as she beat the worlds best deaf backstroke swimmer from Russia who had won all three gold medals at the Sofia Deaflympics in the 50, 100 and 200 metres with the Deaflympic double silver medallist also behind her.

Danii also won gold in the 200 and 400 metres Individual Medley as well as silver in the 100 metre. A silver in the 100 metre freestyle and bronze in the 50 and 200 metre events completed her medal haul. Her outstanding performance was recognised as she scooped the award for Outstanding Female Swimmer in an event showcasing some high quality swimming, which saw 31 deaf world records set.

GBDSC Head Coach, Sam Chamberlain, said, "Myself and GBDSC would like to congratulate Danielle Joyce with her outstanding achievements in USA. Beating some of the world best female backstrokers and freestylers Danielle has set four World Short Course Records."

"This is a remarkable achievement that has made all GBDSC members proud. We hope Danielle’s achievements have inspired all the GBDSC swimmers to continue the success at the club in future competitions."

Great Britain Deaf Swimming is a registered swimming club and is affiliated to the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) South East Region. It is run by volunteers who are keen to help to create opportunities for deaf swimmers.

Story source: GB Deaf Swimming

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