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Erraid Davies (born 9 February 2001 in Dundee, Scotland) is a Scottish swimmer from Skeld in Shetland. In 2014 at the age of 13 she became the youngest person to compete for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games and achieved a bronze medal in the SB9 category for 100m breaststroke. Her parents are Joyce and David Davies, and she has two older sisters.
Since being diagnosed and advised not to do any weight-bearing exercise she took up swimming so she could stay fit. She swam her first mile before the age of six.
Davies is a member of the Delting Dolphins swimming club based in Brae, which claims to be "the most northerly active swimming club in the UK". Davies trains in the afternoons and evenings in a 16.66m pool, which is a third of the length of the Olympic-sized pool in which she won her bronze medal. In June 2016 Davies was notified that she was no longer eligible to perform as a Para-sport swimmer as her impairment was now not serious enough.
- Brown, Craig (29 July 2014). "Glasgow 2014: Erraid Davies the toast of Scotland". The Scotsman. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
- "Glasgow 2014: Erraid Davies's parents praise 'amazing daughter'".(28 July 2014) BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
- "Rio beckons after Erraid's Glasgow bronze". Shetland News. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
- "Hannah Miley and Erraid Davies: a champion and a cherub now on the same wavelength". heraldscotland.com. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
- "About us". Delting Dolphins Swimming Club. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
- "Erraid Davies: Commonwealth Games medallist ineligible for Para-swimming". BBC Sport. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
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