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Chloe Davies

Chloe Davies’ breakthrough moment came in 2011 when she broke the British S14 short course 200m Backstroke record at the tender age of 12.

In the same year she helped herself to a silver in MC 200m Freestyle and bronze in MC 100m Backstroke at the British Gas ASA National Youth Championships.

Chloe Davies Profile

Date of Birth 15th December 1998
Born Bath
Team/Club Swansea University
Coach Billy Pye
Classification S14, SB14, SM14
After winning a bronze medal in MC 200m Freestyle in her first British Gas Swimming Championships the following year, 13-year old Davies was selected as the youngest competitor to represent Paralympics GB at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

She impressed on her Paralympic debut, qualifying with the fastest time from the heats for the S14 100m Backstroke, eventually finishing within the top five.

Her rapid progress continued in 2014 as she was selected for the British team for the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships, going on to take bronze in the S14 200m Individual Medley, Davies’ first medal at a major international meet.

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course S14 200m Freestyle 2:15.00 2013  
Long Course S14 50m Backstroke 33.64 2013  
Long Course S14 100m Backstroke 1:08.81 2013 BR
Long Course S14 200m Backstroke 2:28.23 2013 BR
Long Course SM14 200m Individual Medley 2:32.05 2013 BR
Short Course S14 50m Backstroke 32.33 2012 BR
Short Course S14 100m Backstroke 1:07.05 2014 BR
Short Course S14 200m Backstroke 2:26.03 2012 BR
Short Course S14 200m Individual Medley 2:30.41 2014  
Short Course S14 400m Individual Medley 5:38.67 2011 BR

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Paralympic Games 200m Freestyle (S14) 2012 2:18.10 9th
  100m Backstroke (S14)   1:10.10 5th
IPC World Championships 200m Freestyle (S14) 2013 2:16.57 6th
  100m Backstroke (S14)   1:08.93 4th
  100m Breaststroke (SB14)   1:28.45 13th
  200m Individual Medley (SM14)   2:32.83 BRONZE
IPC European Championships 100m Backstroke (S14) 2014 1:08.83 4th

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships MC 200m Freestyle 2012 2:17.86 BRONZE
  MC 100m Backstroke   1:13.07 5th
British International Disability Championships MC 200m Freestyle 2013 2:15.00 BRONZE
  MC 100m Backstroke   1:08.81 SILVER
  MC 200m Individual Medley   2:32.05 SILVER
  MC 200m Freestyle 2012 2:18.76 BRONZE
  MC 100m Backstroke   1:10.87 5th

IN THE POOL

Favourite event: 100m backstroke

Finest ever performance: 100m backstroke heat at London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Role models: Rebecca Adlington/ Ellie Simmonds

My aspirations are: To be the best I can be and enjoy my swimming and help children who have disabilities  to believe that everyone can achieve their dreams.

OUT OF THE POOL

Tip for the top: Train hard, eat well, sleep  and enjoy every minute

Life after swimming: I would like to be a swimming teacher.

Most prized possession: Tom Daley’s autograph that Gem got for me smile

Biggest influence on career: My whole family, my mum , dad and Sister Emma and my swimming friends Paige Fellows , Sophie Sutton and Will Crudgington

FAVOURITES

Sports: I love all sport

Band/music: Ed Sheeran

Food: I LOVE Pasta and squid

Hobbies: Chilling at home, seeing my friends.

 

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