|Date of Birth
||1 November 1962,
|Place of Birth
||Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
Davies grew up in Plymouth and Plymstock. She learned to swim at age six and was training seriously two years later. She set a record by swimming for the British national team at the age of only eleven. She was so determined that she continued her training even after breaking both her wrists in a childhood accident. In 1976, still a few months prior to her fourteenth birthday, Davies was selected to represent Britain at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Although her performance was not enough to get her in the medals, it did make her a household name. The next year she stepped a gear to win two bronze medals in the 1977 European Championships. The following year, still just sixteen, she won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in the 200 and 400 metre individual medleys. She also picked up a further silver and bronze medal.
By 1980 Davies was ready for a more serious Olympic challenge. She took the silver medal in the 400m individual medley behind East German Petra Schneider.
At the age of 18, Davies called time on the first stage of her swimming career in order to build her television profile and a career in modelling. In 1989 she returned to the pool where she picked up two more medals at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. By the time she finally hung up her swimsuit for good in 1994, she had been a British champion on twenty occasions and had broken 200 British swimming records and 5 World Masters records (eligible to those over 30).