Joyce, McComish Set Deaf Records at Scottish SC Day 1

Danielle Joyce set a new deaf world record in the 100 freestyle, while her countrymen Jack McComish broke a European deaf record twice on the day.

The 19 year old Joyce is one of the top female swimmers in deaf competition at the moment, having set ten world records already this year. Today she took the 100 freestyle down to 56.14. Joyce represents the University of Stirling.

Joyce is also a big star within Scotland, last year she was named Scottish Sportswoman of the Year. She finished 7th overall in the race. At her age she still has plenty of improving to do in sprint freestyle, so it is possible that she will crossover and represent Great Britain internationally in non-deaf competition.

McComish, swimming for City of Glasgow, lowered a ten year old record by Belgium’s Jorn Rijckaert, which had stood at 31.62. McComish obliterated that mark when he went 29.57 in the preliminary, then took it even lower with a 29.17 in the B Final.


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johanne west

Danielle only won Scottish Sportswoman of the year last month. What a fantastic year she has had. Great role model for her peers & fantastic ambassador for her sport

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