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Danielle Huskisson

Danielle Huskisson made her international breakthrough in 2013 with a series of impressive performances in open water competitions.

Danielle Huskisson Profile

Date of Birth 27th March 1993
Born South Shields
Team/Club University of Stirling
Coach Ben Higson
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.

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course 400m Freestyle 4:16.45 2014  
Long Course 800m Freestyle 8:35.99 2014  
Long Course 1500m Freestyle 16:48.61 2013  
Short Course 400m Freestyle 4:18.3 2011  
Short Course 800m Freestyle 8:37.63 2011  
Short Course 1500m Freestyle 16:37.74 2010  

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
World Championships 10km 2013 2:01:31.5 33rd

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 400m Freestyle 2014 4:16.45 11th
  800m Freestyle   8:35.99 4th
  800m Freestyle 2012 8:54.17 16th
  400m Individual Medley   4:58.50 28th
  1500m Freestyle 2011 16:52.80 6th
British Gas International Meet 800m Freestyle 2013 8:51.88 10th
  1500m Freestyle   17:01.18 8th

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