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Glenn
Snyders
New ZealandNew Zealand, NZL
Male
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
07 April 1987
Height
179 cm
Weight
83 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Jenna
Residence
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Languages
English
Higher education
Sport and Recreation Studies - Auckland University of Technology : New Zealand

Sport Specific Information

Why this sport?
His parents signed him up for swimming lessons from an early age. His family then relocated from South Africa to New Zealand when he was 12 and he started swimming competitively.

International Debut

Year
2005
Competing for
New Zealand
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Montreal, QC, CAN

General Interest

Hobbies
Playing drums, surfing, watching sport. (swimming.org.nz, 31 Jul 2015)
Injuries
He suffered a knee injury in 2007 that required surgery. (stuff.co.nz, 09 Apr 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live life to its fullest with no regrets and don’t ever look back on what could have happened, look forward and make what you want to happen, happen." (kimberleycrossman.com, 26 Jun 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named 2011 New Zealand Swimmer of the Year. (swimmingnz.org.nz, 10 Apr 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from swimming in October 2016. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 18 Oct 2016)

MOVE TO THE UNITED STATES
In December 2012 he moved to train at the University of Southern California with coach Dave Salo. "I've known the coach [Salo] for quite a while and he's a world-class breaststroke coach. But also the quality of breaststrokers already there is also a positive move. For the past couple of years I've had no breaststroke partners in New Zealand." (stuff.co.nz, 10 Mar 2013)

TRAVELLER
He was born in South Africa but spent his early childhood in England. At age 12 he moved with his family to New Zealand. (weddingwire.com, 14 Nov 2015)