RUSSELL Sinead < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Canada   
Gender Women
Born 15 Jun 1993 in Oshawa, CAN
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence London, ENG
Occupation Public Relations Professional
Languages English
Higher education English Literature, Language Studies - English - University of Florida: Gainesville, FL, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? Her mother Erin taught her to swim at age three. She took up competitive swimming at age four, and got serious about the sport at age 10.
Why this sport? She followed her brothers into the sport.
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for Canada
Tournament World Championships
Location Rome, ITA
General Interest
Hobbies Baking, cooking. (Twitter profile 29 Oct 2016)
Famous relatives Her brother Colin represented Canada in swimming at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Her younger sister Shannon competed in the Canada trials ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. (dolphinsswimclub.ca, 04 Apr 2016; swimswam.com, 01 Jun 2013)
Other information BLOOD CLOT
She was hospitalised in January 2015 after suffering a blood clot in her brain. After spending time in intensive care, she was released but had to spend time away from the sport in order to recuperate. (insidehamilton.com, 21 Jan 2015)