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Glenn
Surgeloose
BelgiumBelgium, BEL
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
04 September 1989
Height
182 cm
Weight
80 kg
Residence
Gentbrugge, BEL
Higher education
Human Movement Studies, Physical Education - Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Belgium

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six. He started competitive swimming at age eight.

International Debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Belgium
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Melbourne, VIC, AUS

General Interest

Injuries
He had surgery to remove his appendix in May 2014. He missed the Belgian championships and started training again a month later. (demorgen.be, 23 May 2015; hetvolk.be, 28 Apr 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from competitive swimming in August 2016. "I would like to thank everyone who supported me and helped me to achieve all this. A big thanks to my psychologist, dietician, trainers, clubs, teammates, COIB [Belgium Olympic Committee], Bloso, supporters and family. It is now time for me to write another chapter in my book." (swimnation.be, 12 Aug 2016)