Further Personal Information
||Athlete, Music Producer
||Psychology - University of Guelph: Canada
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He took swimming lessons at age three and joined the Guelph Marlin Aquatic Club at age five. He took part in his first competition at age seven.
|Why this sport?
||His parents tried various other sports to drain his energy, including judo and football, but only swimming appealed to him. "I just love getting up on the blocks and having fun, seeing how fast I can go. I race for the love of the sport."
|Club / Team
||Guelph Marlin Aquatic Club: Canada
|Name of coach
||He trains 10 times a week for a total of 30 hours. This includes land training [cycling, push-ups and rope climbing].
||Pan Pacific Championships
||Music, playing piano and guitar, acting, playing video games. (swimming.ca, 12 Aug 2012; therecord.com, 03 Mar 2012)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Reaching the semifinals of the 200m individual medley at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (atguelph.uoguelph.ca, 24 Aug 2012)
|Most influential person in career
||His coach Don Burton and his parents. (swimming.ca, 17 Sep 2010)
|Hero / Idol
||US swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. (swimming.ca, 12 Aug 2012; parcolympique.qc.ca, 06 Apr 2012)
||He qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games in London [200m individual medley] despite competing with a chest infection at the Olympic trials in Montreal, Canada. (atguelph.uoguelph.ca, 24 Aug 2012)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||He has a pre-race meal of yoghurt, fruit and granola. (swimming.ca, 12 Aug 2012)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"There is a line between people who like to win and people who hate to lose. I absolutely hate to lose." (atguelph.uoguelph.ca, 24 Aug 2012)
|Awards and honours
||He was named Swimming Canada Male Individual Medley Swimmer of the Year in 2011 and 2012. (swimswam.com, 26 Nov 2012; canswim.ca, 28 Nov 2011)
||To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (swimming.ca, 12 Aug 2012)
He is also a disc jockey/music producer who goes by the name Streetlytz. (Twitter profile, 12 Mar 2013)