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Athletes

Guy
Barnea
IsraelIsrael, ISR
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
09 September 1987
Height
179 cm
Weight
73 kg
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English, Hebrew
Higher education
Business Administration - University of California, Berkeley: United States

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six in Omer, Israel, and entered his first competition at age eight.
Why this sport?
His parents thought swimming would help with his asthma.
Name of coach
David Marsh [national], USA

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Austrian swimmer Markus Rogan, British entrepreneur Richard Branson. (timesofisrael.com, 12 Jul 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from professional swimming in March 2018. (swimswam.com, 29 Mar 2018)

BUSINESS
In 2017 he founded a clothing line called 'Weekends At', which specialises in men's swimwear and undergarments. "As a professional swimmer who has spent the majority of my life in a bathing suit, travelling for competitions all over the world, I long ago realised the lack of affordable and fashion-forward options for men. That started me on a journey to build the perfect men's swimwear brand," he said. (LinkedIn profile, 2017; haas.berkeley.edu, 2017)