Two-time Paralympian Daniel Fox is one of the Australian Para-swimming team’s most experienced competitors.

He exploded onto the international scene in 2010, winning a World Championships silver medal in the men’s 200m freestyle S14, and followed it with a mammoth four gold medals at the 2011 Arafura Games in Darwin, NT.

With an international medal haul to be envied by even the best of them, Daniel arrived at the London 2012 Paralympic Games with a target on his back. And for good reason, too – Daniel contested two events – the men’s 100m backstroke S14 and men’s 200m freestyle S14 – and reached the finals in both, just missing the podium with fourth over 100m and touching for silver in his pet event, the 200m.

But Daniel was only just getting started. At the 2013 International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships in Montréal, Canada, he won his first major international …

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Date of birth
21 May 1991
Past Paralympic Games

London 2012, Rio 2016

Intellectual Impairment
How acquired
Cleveland, QLD
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Being a part of the Australian team for the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games, and 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games

Greatest sporting moments

Winning a gold medal in the men’s 200m freestyle S14 at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Heroes/role models

Gorden Tallis, Michael Phelps

Favourite quote
S*** happens - don't let it hold you back


  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m backstroke Classification: S14
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 200m freestyle Classification: S14
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 200m individual medley Classification: SM14

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