first long course national titles came in 2015 winning both the 50m and 100m
At the 2015 New Zealand Short Course Championships, Daniel retained his title in the 100m freestyle and set a New Zealand record in the process. He also won the 50m freestyle.
Representing New Zealand for his first time at the 2015 University Games in Gwangju, Daniel was 7th in the 100m freestyle. He won the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke titles at the New Zealand Open Championships in 2016, setting records in both, but missed qualification for Rio by 4/100ths of a second in the 50m freestyle.
In 2016 Daniel qualified for the 13th FINA World Championships (25m) in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle, breaking the New Zealand records in the 50m and 100m freestyle in 21.52s and 47.52s respectively at the New Zealand short course championships. He broke his 100m freestyle short course record clocking 47.30 at the FINA ARENA World Cup in Hong Kong.
Daniel made the semi-finals in the 50m freestyle at the FINA World Championships (25m) in Canada.
He defended his national title in the 50m freestyle and also won the 50m
butterfly at the New Zealand Open Championships in 2017.
2017 has seen Daniel compete at the FINA World Championships in Budapest and on a the FINA World Cup circuit, competing in Beijing, Tokyo and Singapore.
Daniel is currently studying Physiotherapy at AUT University.
Daniel's Games History
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018
Final 23:87Semi Final 2 23:93Heat 24:38
Semi Final 1 22:34Heat 22:32
Final 49.30Semi Final 2 49:11Heat 49:65
Final 3:16:60Heat 3:17:96