MARSHALL Samantha < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 12 Aug 1992 in Sydney, AUS
Height1.74 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation Student
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began swimming at around age 12.
Why this sport? She took up swimming because all her friends were doing it.
Club / Team Melbourne Vicentre SC: Australia
Name of coach Ian Pope
Coach from which country? Australia
International Debut
Year 2008
Competing for Australia
Location Mexico
General Interest
Nicknames Sam, Sammy (swimming.org.au, 2013)
Most influential person in career Her mother. (Swimming Australia, 14 Jul 2010)
Hero / Idol Australian swimmers Susie O'Neill and Liesel Jones. (Swimming Australia, 14 Jul 2010; theaustralian.com.au, 22 Mar 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She likes to watch 'The Devil wears Prada' before a swim meet. (Twitter profile, 09 Mar 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If you're going to be a bear, be a grizzly." (Swimming Australia, 14 Jul 2010)
Famous relatives Her grandfather is former Australian prime minister, Malcolm Fraser. (Swimming Australia, 14 Jul 2010)

She has a grandfather who represented Australia in trap-shooting, a grandmother who won state golf championships, a cousin who played Australian rules football for Hawthorn and her mother played pennant golf and A-grade tennis. (The Australian, 10 Nov 2007)
Other information SUPPORT
In 2012 she was a recipient of a high performance sports scholarship given by the University of Melbourne while studying a bachelor of science. (sport.unimelb.edu.au, 2012)