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DAVIES Chloe
Sport Para swimming
NPC Great Britain   
GenderWomen
Age20
Place of BirthBath, ENG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14
Further Personal Information
Residence
Swansea, WAL
Occupation
Coach, Sports Teacher
Languages
English
Higher education
Massage Therapy, Sport Studies - University College Birmingham: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age seven.
Why this sport?
Her mother and father encouraged her to swim so that she would be safe in the water.
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
London, ENG
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Her family and friends. (swimming.org, 17 Oct 2014)
Hero / Idol
British swimmers Rebecca Adlington and Stephanie Millward. (swimming.org, 17 Oct 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard, eat well, sleep and enjoy every minute." (swimming.org, 17 Oct 2014)
Awards and honours
She was named the Junior Para Athlete of the Year at the 2016 Swansea Sports Awards in Wales. (swansea.gov.uk, 21 Mar 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (walesonline.co.uk, 11 Apr 2017)
Impairment
She has auditory processing disorder [APD] and has difficulty with short-term memory, speech and literacy. (gazetteandherald.co.uk, 25 Aug 2012)
Other information
BREAK AND RETURN
She took a 10-month break from the sport to concentrate on her academic studies before returning to competitive swimming in October 2017. "It was great to be back in the pool after taking a short break to focus on my studies. As a qualified swimming coach, it's great doing competitions like this as it inspires the next generation. After having a 10-month break, I am so glad to be training again." (ucb.ac.uk, 01 Oct 2017)

COACH
She coaches junior swimmers at the Wales National Pool Swansea [WNPS] facility in Wales. (walesonline.co.uk, 11 Apr 2017; Facebook profile, 13 Nov 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2012 100m Backstroke S14 1:10.10
Heats 2012 200m Freestyle S14 2:18.10
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2013 200m Freestyle S14 2:16.57
4 2013 100m Backstroke S14 1:08.93
Heats 2013 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:28.45
3 2013 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:32.83
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 100m Backstroke S14 1:08.83
Heat 2014 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:26.62
3 2014 200m Freestyle S14 2:12.36
5 2014 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:34.61