Switched at Birth Tells the story of two teen girls who discover that they were accidentally switched at birth. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing as a child due to a case of meningitis, grew up with a single mother in a poor neighborhood. Things come to a dramatic head when both families meet and struggle to learn how to live together for the sake of the girls. John and Kathryn discover Bay took the blame for Daphne; Daphne starts college. Bay and Emmett struggle to maintain a long distance relationship. Daphne immerses herself in her courses with the help of her new interpreter. Daphne and Mingo, a hearing student on her floor, organize a dorm triathlon to compete for control over the best bathroom. Bay and Toby try to hide that Bay is a convicted felon in the hopes of getting her art accepted into a showcase.