LOUW Gideon < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA South Africa   
Gender Men
Born 04 Sep 1987
Height1.94 m
Weight 93 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence United States
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Exercise Science - Auburn University: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up swimming at age eight with his local club.
Why this sport? He played rugby, cricket and field hockey in high school. He decided to spend his last two years of high school swimming.
Club / Team Northern Tigers Swimming Club/Auburn Tigers:
General Interest
Awards and honours In 2008 he won the Indian River Community College [IRCC] Pioneer Pride award, IRCC State Farm Sportsmanship award for men's swimming and was named National Junior College Athletic Association swimmer of the year. (tcpalm.com, 16 Apr 2008; tcpalm.com, 11 Apr 2008; whoswhosa.co.za, 23 Dec 2010; njcaa.org, 19 Dec 2011)
Other information STUDYING OVERSEAS
After completing his high school education in South Africa, he moved to the USA to continue his studies. He spent two years studying at the IRCC before transferring to Auburn University after the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (p2life.com, 31 Jul 2011)