Danielle Huskisson made her international breakthrough in 2013 with a series of impressive performances in open water competitions.
After encouraging performances in the 800m and 1500m Freestyle events at the British Gas International Meet in March, she was offered a spot at the British trials for the open water events at the World Championships, held at the Portuguese Nationals.
Huskisson seized this opportunity, finishing the top British female at the event to secure a spot at her debut Worlds alongside defending World champion and Olympic medallist Keri-anne Payne.
Still only 20-years old, Huskisson was far from disgraced against the best in the world in Barcelona, holding her own in the top six for the first half of the race before ultimately dropping back to finish 33rd.
Just six days later, she continued her momentum to place sixth and finish as the top Brit at the Turkey leg of the 2013 LEN Open Water Cup.