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Further Personal Information

Date of birth
07 March 1994
194 cm
Higher education
Business, Sports Marketing - University of Georgia: Athens, GA, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four.
Why this sport?
He used to be enticed into the swimming pool by having money thrown into the water and he would jump in and chase the coins. "I bet I'd leave with more than a dollar some days. That's what kept me staying for swim practice."
Club / Team
Athens Bulldog Swim Club: United States

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 400m individual medley at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 21 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
US swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. (, 27 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always maintain your composure and always respect your competition." (, 14 May 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2014 while swimming for University of Georgia he was named in the 2014 All-Southeastern Conference [SEC] First Team. In 2013 he was named the SEC Freshman of the Year, and was also named in the All-SEC First Team and the SEC All-Freshman team. (, 2015)

He was named the 2013 Breakout Performer of the Year by USA Swimming. (, 25 Nov 2013)
He became the first male swimmer from the University of Georgia in the United States of America to win an individual Olympic medal when he claimed silver in the 400m individual medley at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 21 Jul 2017)
Famous relatives
His older sister Courtney competed in swimming at national and university level in the United States of America. (, 14 May 2012)
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 09 Aug 2016)
Other information
At age eight he had to crawl down the hall of the family home to tell his parents he could barely move his arms or legs. They initially thought he was feeling the effects of a 5km race he had competed in the day before. However his condition deteriorated and he was taken to hospital, where he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome. He was semi-paralysed, but after therapy and rehabilitation he was able to swim six months later and went on to make a full recovery. (, 14 May 2012)