Danial Murphy

Danial Murphy

 

Danial Murphy continued his record-breaking pace qualifying for the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Toronto Parapan Am Games.  In Toronto, he reached five finals and set Canadian records in the 50-m freestyle and 50-m butterfly. In Glasgow, he swam in four events.

Murphy was firing on all cylinders in 2014. At the Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif., he earned bronze medals in the 200-m freestyle and 50-m backstroke. He broke the Canadian record in his category in the 200-m free as well as the 100-m backstroke and helped Canada to a national mark in the 4x50-m medley relay.

At the 2013 IPC World Championships in Montreal, the freestyle specialist competed in four events. He reached two finals, placing seventh in the 100-m freestyle and eighth in the 200-m freestyle. He also set a personal best in the 200-m individual medley.

As a child. Murphy spent a lot of time in hospital and doctors were unsure whether he would walk. His favourite activity, besides swimming, is walking. He maintains a healthy lifestyle and he is grateful to the doctors, coaches and his family who encouraged him to play sports with other able-bodied children.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 Parapan Am Games and IPC World Championships…Also competed at 2009 and 2010 IPC Worlds

PERSONAL

Murphy has cerebral palsy. Started swimming at age nine after trying several other sports… Studies at Nova Scotia Community College in Dartmouth and would like a career in sport administration and coaching. He trains with the Sackville Waves Aquatic Team.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan American Games 3rd 4X50-m freestyle relay
2015 Parapan American Games 4th 50-m fly
2015 Parapan American Games 4th 200-m free
2015 Parapan American Games 5th 100-m free
2015 Parapan American Games 5th 50-m free
2015 Parapan American Games 6th 50-m back
2015 Parapan American Games 7th 200-m IM
2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming 3rd 200-m free
2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming 3rd 100-m back
2013 IPC Worlds 7th 100-m free
2013 IPC Worlds 8th 200-m free

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming4 x 50m Freestyle Relay - Mixedbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Freestyle - Men 4
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Backstroke - Men 6
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Butterfly - Men 4
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 7
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay - Mixed 3