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NAME:   Daniel Ryan
YEAR OF BIRTH: 1996
AWARDS / RESULTS:
State Surf Lifesaving medalist
Aussie Medalist (Champion Patrol)

COACH:  Nicholas Bulmer / Jim Murphy / Gerry Cornelius

NICKNAMES: Danny

WHEN / WHERE / WHY DID YOU BEGIN IN THIS SPORT:

2012, at West Lakes to prepare myself for ski paddling

GREATEST SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT:

Under 17 Surf Lifesaving State team

Australian swim and board rescue finals in Under 15s

FUTURE GOALS:

Ski Final in Under 19’s at 2016 Aussies (Surf Lifesaving)

WHAT KEEPS YOU BUSY OUTSIDE OF KAYAKING?    

Surf Lifesaving and surfing

GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR CAREER:

Ky Hurst (Australian swimmer and ironman)

WHICH COMPETITOR DO YOU RESPECT MOST:    

Cory Hill (MMA fighter)

WHO INSPIRES YOU:

Caine Eckstein (Australian Ironman surf lifesaving champion)

IF YOU WERE NOT A KAYAKER WHAT WOULD YOU BE:

Surf Lifesaving

FAVOURITE SPORT/OLYMPIC CHILDHOOD MEMORY:

Ky Hurst bodysurfing a wave from last to first in an Ironman final

BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED:     

“Pain is temporary, glory is forever”