HILL Danielle
Date of Birth27/09/1999 - BELFAST (IRL)
Height169 cm/5'7"
200m Backstroke Heats2:21.41 (6)
50m Backstroke Heats30.26 (6)
200m Freestyle Heats2:10.74 (9)
4x100m Medley Relay Heats4:19.56 (3)
4x100m Medley Relay Final4:16.81 (6)
50m Freestyle Heats27.25 (9)
100m Backstroke Heats1:05.49 (8)
50m Butterfly Heats29.25 (4)


School, universityBelfast Model School for Girls
Started competing2010
Language(s) spokenEnglish
Club nameLarne Swimming Club
CoachPeter Hill

Hockey, netball and football, trampolining

Major sporting achievements

NCh (11yrs old age group), 200m backstroke – 1st
2013 Finished joint 5th place overall in the bag cat rankings that year out of over 100 odd swimmers.

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

Winning the semifinal swim off in the 100m backstroke to qualify for my first Commonwealth Games semifinal and taking part in general at the Games. The atmosphere was electric!

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

Danielle currently holds the 50m, 100m, 200m backstroke records long course & short course and also holds the 50m freestyle L.C & S.C Records at Ulster Junior Level.

Represented Ireland at the European Junior Championships in Holland in July 2014. Represented N. Ireland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and made two semifinals at 14 yrs old.

At the ULSTER Senior Championships, she smashed Melanie Nochers 50m backstroke record which was nearly 10 years old - Danielle went 29.99 and became the 1st Ulster Junior Swimmer and still is the only U.JUN.Swimmer to swim under 30 seconds for the 50m B/C. Short Course.

Please note biographical data has been provided in collaboration with NOCs and edited by BEGOC.
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