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Eva
Fabian
United States of AmericaUnited States of America, USA
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
03 August 1993
Height
160 cm
Residence
Netanya, ISR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Music - Yale University: New Haven, CT, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age five. Her first open water race was at age 11.
Why this sport?
"My brother was in a higher swim lesson group than me and I liked their name better. As for open water swimming, I used to spend the summer at my grandparents place a lot and I spent a lot of time in the water. I did a pier-to-pier race aged 11 and instantly fell in love with ocean racing."
Club / Team
Asphalt Green Unified Aquatic: Netanya, ISR
Name of coach
Jack Fabian [father], USA; Hanan Gilad [national]
Training Regime
She trains up to nine times a week, which includes at least 7km of swimming each session.

General Interest

Hobbies
Playing the violin, spending time with friends. (usaswimming.org, 03 May 2016; swimswam.com, 01 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 25km at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (thetab.com, 08 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Janet Evans. (usaswimming.org, 07 May 2010)
Injuries
She missed most of the 2016 season through injury. (swimswam.com, 26 Oct 2016)
Awards and honours
She received the 2015/16 Nellie Pratt Elliot Award at Yale University in the United States of America. (yalebulldogs.com, 21 May 2017)

She received the 2012/13 Harry Burke Award, which recognises an outstanding contribution to swimming at Yale University by an underclassman. (yalebulldogs.com, 2013)

She was named the 2010 US Female Open Water Swimmer of the Year. (openwaterswimming.com, 18 Sep 2010)
Famous relatives
Her father Jack Fabian coached diving at Keene State College in New Hampshire, United States of America. He has also worked as a resident coach for the US Para swimming team. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 01 Jul 2015; keeneowls.com, 14 Feb 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (jpost.com, 05 Dec 2017)
Other information
REPRESENTING ISRAEL
In November 2017 she switching sporting allegiance from the United States of America to Israel to try and compete in both the swimming [1500m] and the open water swimming [10km] events at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. After missing out on qualification in open water swimming for the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016, she had considered switching countries before but with her college commitments her switch was put on hold. "I've never visited Israel before so I decided to come in September [2017] to test the waters before making my decision. An Israeli open water swimmer named Shahar Resman, who trained with me in New Hampshire, told me about the set up which helped my decision." Due to International Swimming Federation [FINA] regulations, she will not be able to compete for Israel until November 2018. (isrswimming.com, 09 Nov 2017; jpost.com, 05 Dec 2017)