Danielle Hill





100m Backstroke & 50m Freestyle

Personal Best

1:00.18 (2021) & 25:19 (2021)

Date Of Birth

September 27, 1999


Newtownabbey, Co Antrim


Danielle’s time of 1:00:18 at the Irish Olympic trials in June was also her latest Irish record. She was a Commonwealth Games finalist in 2018, a year in which she also dislocated her shoulder during training. She was a finalist at the 2019 European SC Championships, is a student of Sport and Exercise Science at UUJ. She is the fastest ever Irish female swimmer and holds senior records at 50/100m freestyle and 50/100m backstroke.


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Daniel Wiffen

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Shane Ryan

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Darragh Greene

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Brendan Hyland

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Jack McMillan

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Performance Round Up – Team Ireland

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Wiffen Breaks Irish Record Securing Stockholm Gold

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Irish Open Swimming Championships – Preview

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