Further Personal Information
||Montreal, QC, CAN
||English, French, German
||Urban Planning - Stanford University: Palo Alto, CA, USA
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He took up swimming at the age of six in Canada.
|Why this sport?
||He had a swimming pool in his back garden when he was growing up, so his father encouraged him to swim for safety reasons. When he noted his son's skills in the water, he took him to the local swimming pool where he joined the swimming team. Early success and friendships enabled him to focus on swimming.
|Club / Team
||Toronto Swim Club: Toronto, ON, CAN
|Name of coach
|Coach from which country?
|Coach from what year?
||Tobi. (gostanford.com, 21 Oct 2002)
||Eating sushi. (swimming.ca, 01 Apr 2012)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Competing in the semi finals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. (cleanairchampions.com, 01 Jan 2011)
|Most influential person in career
||His parents. (swimming.ca, 01 Apr 2012)
|Hero / Idol
||Allen Iverson. (gostanford.com, 21 Oct 2002)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Don't get distracted by stuff that shouldn't distract you." (gostanford.com, 21 Oct 2002)
||To win a medal at the Olympic Games. (swimming.ca, 01 Apr 2012)
After competing at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, he decided to take a year off training and focus on his studies. He returned to full-time swimming in 2010 training under John Rodgers at the University of Toronto High Performance Centre. (swimming.ca, 01 Apr 2012)