National Teams

Para-Swimming Team

Danial Murphy

  • Age 34
  • Height 170.18 cm / 5 ftin
  • Club Truro Centurions Swim Club
  • Coach Kevin Ross
  • Hometown Halifax, NS
  • Residence Bedford, NS
  • Event 50 FR, 100 FR, 200 FR, 50 BK, 50 FL, 200 IM

Danial’s Bio

  • At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Murphy competed in three events. His best result was 13th in the 200-m freestyle.
  • Murphy reached five finals and set Canadian records in the 50-m freestyle and 50-m butterfly at the 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games. Also a member of the 4×50-m 20 pt. relay that won a bronze medal.
  • He swam four events at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • At the 2015 Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships in Toronto, Murphy reached the podium five times, including claiming gold in the 50-metre backstroke.
  • He also lowered his Canadian records in the 50-m butterfly, 200-m freestyle and 100-m freestyle.
  • 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 4×50-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 made his international debut in Rio de Janeiro at the 2009 IPC World Championships (25m), challenged the world once again at the 2010 IPC World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands and was once again on Team Canada for the 2010 Para Pan Pacs in Edmonton.
  • Murphy has cerebral palsy.
  • He started swimming at age nine after trying several Other sports and got into the sport very seriously at age 13.
Quick Facts
  • Instagram: @dswimming23
  • Nicknames: D or Boone
  • Favourite movie: Super 8
  • Favourite magazine: People
  • Favourite book: Harry Potter
  • Favourite TV show: Ellen
  • Favourite actor/actress: Hillary Duff
  • Favourite website: Facebook
  • Favourite restaurant: Tom’s for breakfast
  • Pre-race meal: salads and Pasta
  • Favourite superhero: Batman
  • Favourite place to visit: Brazil

Danial’s Personal Bests

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100m Breaststroke50mWorld Para Swimming World Series
800m Freestyle25mCandy Cane Invitational1
200m Freestyle25mAcadia Age Group Development Meet---
50m Butterfly25mDal IM Meet
200m Freestyle Laps25mDalhousie Relay MeetRELAY
100m Freestyle Laps50mKen Dunn NS Provincial ChampionshipsRELAY
800m Freestyle50mHTAC SR Age Group Development Meet #5
50m Breaststroke50mDavid Fry NS Provincial Championships
50m Backstroke50mCan Am Para-swimming Championships
100m Backstroke50mKen Dunn Long Course Provincial Championships
50m Butterfly50mCanadian Para-swimming Trials
200m Freestyle50mCanadian Para-swimming Trials---
50m Backstroke25mNova Scotia Short Course Age Group Championships
400m Freestyle25mNova Scotia Short Course Age Group Championships---
50m Freestyle50mParapan American Games
200m Medley50mParapan American Games
100m Freestyle50mCan Am Para-swimming Championships---
50m Freestyle25mNB Short Course Open Championship/Championnat du NB en Bassin Court
50m Butterfly Laps50mPan Pacific Para ChampionshipsRELAY
400m Freestyle50mPan Pacific Para Championships
100m Butterfly50mEast Coast Long Course Championships---
100m Medley25mTime Trials
200m Medley25mInvitational
200m Backstroke25mDal IM Add Up Challenge
200m Butterfly50mSwim in the Tub
200m Backstroke50mSwim in the Tub
50m Freestyle Laps25mBlue vs White Dual MeetRELAY
50m Breaststroke25mMetro Invitational
100m Breaststroke25mAntigonish Aquanaut Halloween
25m Butterfly25mAntigonish Aquanaut Halloween
200m Butterfly25mAntigonish Aquanaut Halloween
100m Backstroke25mAa All Province
100m Butterfly25mA & Aa Invitational
100m Freestyle25mA & Aa Invitational