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Marina
García
SpainSpain, ESP
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
06 June 1994
Height
165 cm
Residence
Barcelona, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Catalan, English, Spanish
Higher education
Health Studies - University of California, Berkeley: United States

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age three in Barcelona, Spain.
Club / Team
CN Sabadell: Spain
Name of coach
Alex Lopez [club], ESP

International Debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Rome, ITA

General Interest

Famous relatives
Her brother Guillem has represented Spain in water polo. (calbears.com, 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (mundodeportivo.com, 24 Nov 2017)
Other information
COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
She believes her time studying and competing for the University of California Berkeley in the United States of America has improved her swimming, both physically and mentally. "There are details that are not worked physically in Spain but in the United States are practised, because competitions are held in a shorter pool. Swimming in a 25-yard pool gave me technical aspects that I did not have before. I have also improved in psychological aspects, especially in how I face competition. I am more confident of my possibilities." (lesportiudecatalunya.cat, 13 Apr 2018; mundodeportivo.com, 16 Nov 2018, 13 Aug 2014)

FURTHER STUDIES
She studied a post-graduate degree in nutrition, sports performance and health at the Open University of Catalonia in Spain. (LinkedIn profile, 2018)