SNYDERS Glenn < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 07 Apr 1987 in Klerksdorp, SAF
Height1.79 m
Weight 83 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Jenna
Residence Los Angeles, CA, USA
Languages English
Higher education Sport and Recreation Studies - Auckland University of Technology : New Zealand
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? His parents signed him up for swimming lessons from an early age. His family then relocated from South Africa to New Zealand when he was 12 and he started swimming competitively.
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for New Zealand
Tournament World Championships
Location Montreal, QC, CAN
General Interest
Hobbies Playing drums, surfing, watching sport. (swimming.org.nz, 31 Jul 2015)
Injuries He suffered a knee injury in 2007 that required surgery. (stuff.co.nz, 09 Apr 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Live life to its fullest with no regrets and donít ever look back on what could have happened, look forward and make what you want to happen, happen." (kimberleycrossman.com, 26 Jun 2012)
Awards and honours He was named 2011 New Zealand Swimmer of the Year. (swimmingnz.org.nz, 10 Apr 2010)
Other information RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from swimming in October 2016. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 18 Oct 2016)

MOVE TO THE UNITED STATES
In December 2012 he moved to train at the University of Southern California with coach Dave Salo. "I've known the coach [Salo] for quite a while and he's a world-class breaststroke coach. But also the quality of breaststrokers already there is also a positive move. For the past couple of years I've had no breaststroke partners in New Zealand." (stuff.co.nz, 10 Mar 2013)

TRAVELLER
He was born in South Africa but spent his early childhood in England. At age 12 he moved with his family to New Zealand. (weddingwire.com, 14 Nov 2015)