| Place Of Birth || Pinetown, South Africa |
| Residence || Pietermaritzburg, South Africa |
| Coach || Wayne Riddin |
| Idol || Alex Popov |
| Recent Results || Telkom South Africa National Aquatic Championships (East London, 2005)|
2nd in the 50m Butterfly (24.90)
3rd in the 4x100m medley relay (3:53.97)
| Commonwealth |
| has not competed |
| Olympic |
| Athens 2004|
37th in the 200m IM (2:07.04)
Gold in the 4x100m Freestyle relay (3:13.17 - WR)
| Other || Darian was only a few months old when his mother Rita, a swimming teacher, began teaching him. His father Ted recalls that Darian could swim before he could walk.|
He says his favourite Olympic moment was when Peter van den Hoogenband beat Ian Thorpe in the 200m Freestyle at the Sydney 2000 Games.
Excelling also out of the water, Darian was the 2002 Maritzburg College matriculant who took up watersport in high school. His friends describe him as quiet but confident.
He started swimming competitively at the age of eight.
When he qualified for the Olympics in 2004, he was the youngest member of the South African swim team.