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Andreas
Waschburger
GermanyGermany, GER
Male
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
06 January 1987
Height
189 cm
Residence
Saarbrücken, GER
Occupation
Athlete, Police Officer
Languages
English, German

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five. He took up open water swimming in 2004.
Why this sport?
His brother Stephan had started swimming, and their mother suggested he should try it as well.
Club / Team
SSG Saar Max Ritter: Germany
Name of coach
Stefan Lurz [national], GER; Hannes Vitense [personal], GER
Training Regime
He trains twice a day, covering between eight and 10 kilometres in both the morning and the afternoon.

General Interest

Nicknames
Waschi (andreaswaschburger.de, 20 Jun 2015)
Hobbies
Football, spending time with friends. (andreaswaschburger.de, 20 Jun 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2010 he was named Swimmer of the Year in Saarland, Germany. (sol.de, 25 Jan 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (saarbruecker-zeitung.de, 27 Jun 2017)