LOUGHRAN Marco < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Wales   
Gender Men
Born 24 Mar 1989
Height1.86 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Guildford, ENG
Higher education Engineering - University of Florida: Florida, ARG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began swimming when he was two years.
Why this sport? His sister also swam.
Club / Team Guildford City Swimming Club: Guildford, ENG
Name of coach Richard Garfield, Josh Williamson
Training Regime 24 hours a week in the pool or gym.
International Debut
Year 2005
General Interest
Nicknames Nemo (swimming.org, 15 Sep 2010)
Hobbies Martial arts, basketball. (thetimes.co.uk, 25 Jun 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement Representing Wales at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. (guildfordcitysc.com, 17 Jun 2012)
Most influential person in career His parents and sister. (swimming.org, 15 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol Michael Phelps, Aaron Peirsol and Ryan Lochte (community.livejournal.com, 15 Sep 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He just tries to relax. (surreysportspark.co.uk, 23 Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Do not stop thinking you're the best. Don't let anyone think they are better than you." (community.livejournal.com, 15 Sep 2010)
Other sports He played basketball for Surrey. (community.livejournal.com, 15 Sep 2010)
Ambitions To be Olympic champion. (swimming.org, 15 Sep 2010)
Other information SOUTHPORT STUDIES
He attended The Southport School on the Gold Coast after being offered a two-year scholarship. (swimming.org, 15 Sep 2010)

CRITICISM
He almost quit the sport after falling out with his coaches at the University of Florida, and some people were not happy when he decided to head home in order to focus on making the GB squad for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. "I've had some people in America - random haters sending me messages on Facebook saying I couldn't do it, I'd left it too late. I got through to the final, came back and showed them what I'm made of and I'm so proud of myself now." (surreysportspark.co.uk, 22 Jun 2012, msn.com, 22 Jun 2012)