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Daniel FOGG
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Great Britain   
Born24 Aug 1987 in London, ENG
Height1.79 m
Weight 74 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Loughborough, ENG
Higher education
Sports Science - Loughborough University: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at the Borough of Waltham Forest Swimming Club.
Why this sport?
His parents introduced him to the sport.
General Interest
Foggy, Dan (loughboroughswimming.com, 18 Apr 2012; swimvortex.com, 13 Aug 2014)
Hero / Idol
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, English footballer David Beckham and Russian swimmer Alexander Popov. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010; loughboroughswimming.com, 18 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I really enjoy waking up every day, going to swim or going to the gym motivates me to do well. I put in so much work for the chance to succeed at big competitions and realise my dreams and ambitions. These dreams and ambitions motivate my every stroke in the pool." (gllsportfoundation.org, 18 Apr 2012)
Other information
He retired from competitive swimming in 2016 after failing to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He instead took up an assistant coach role at Hatfield Swimming Club in England. "It took a lot of time to narrow it down and come up with an idea of what I wanted to do. It was really hard because all I've done is swim for my whole life, I didn't know anything else. The job for Hatfield Swimming Club popped up and I knew they had a good name for themselves so I went for that and managed to land it." (whtimes.co.uk, 29 Jul 2016)

In February 2013 he decided to slowly phase out training for the 1500m freestyle and concentrate on improving in the 10km open water event in order to better his chances of winning a medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (guardian-series.co.uk, 28 Feb 2013)

In qualifying for the 1500m freestyle event at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, he became only the third British swimmer, and first English swimmer, to record a sub-15-minute time. His finishing time of 14:55.30 broke Ian Wilson's 1991 English record by over eight seconds. "It was just a matter of getting in and concentrating on my own race and doing what I wanted to do. To be in the same calibre as Graeme Smith and Dave Davies means so much to me." (swimming.org, 10 Mar 2012; walesonline.co.uk, 17 Apr 2012)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2012 London, ENG 1500m Freestyle 15:00.76 
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP 1500m Freestyle 15:05.92
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 800m Freestyle 7:56.62
Heats 2011 Shanghai, CHN 1500m Freestyle 15:13.39
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
16 2012 Istanbul, TUR 1500m Freestyle 14:54.97
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
42 2011 Szczecin, POL 400m Freestyle 3:52.90
15 2011 Szczecin, POL 1500m Freestyle 14:58.10
40 2009 Istanbul, TUR 400m Freestyle 3:58.38
23 2009 Istanbul, TUR 1500m Freestyle 15:33.28
28 2008 Rijeka, CRO 400m Freestyle 3:51.33
14 2008 Rijeka, CRO 1500m Freestyle 15:09.19
25 2007 Debrecen, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:55.15
10 2007 Debrecen, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:01.01
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2008 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 15:06.80
3 2008 Stockholm, SWE 1500m Freestyle 15:13.70
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
14 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 1:50:39.7
38 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 1:50:29.0
15 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10km 1:54:46.9
17 2009 Rome, ITA 10km 1:52:44.3
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2014 Berlin, GER 5 km 53:41.4
7 2014 Berlin, GER 5km - Team Time Trial 58:06.5
11 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:54:40.2
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:57:54.5
29 2015 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:44:56.96
7 2015 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:42:15.01
22 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:57:08.8
13 2014 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:53:03.4
1 2013 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:56:38.10
6 2009   10km  
6 2009 Copenhagen, DEN 10km 1:57:47
8 2009 Varna, BUL 10km 2:02:13.57