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Sandrine
Mainville
CanadaCanada, CAN
Female
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
20 March 1992
Height
173 cm
Residence
Montreal, QC, CAN
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Law - University of Montreal: Canada

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming competitively at age 11.

General Interest

Most influential person in career
Her father. (stathblog.com, 09 Jan 2017)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She always gets on the starting blocks from the left side. (olympic.ca, 01 Aug 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do." (olympic.ca, 01 Aug 2014)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2014 Female Athlete of the Year by the University of Montreal Carabins in Canada. (nouvelles.umontreal.ca, 08 Apr 2014)
Famous relatives
Her father Luc was a national champion in rowing. Her younger sister Ariane has competed for Canada in swimming at junior international level. (olympic.ca, 01 Aug 2014; la-seigneurie.qc.ca, 15 Aug 2013; swimming.ca, 04 Aug 2013)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In July 2018 she retired from competitive swimming in order to focus on her career as a lawyer. "My state of mind has changed in the last couple of months; my head is elsewhere with the desire to start my professional career on the right foot. My motivation and my focus are now directed towards this new goal as a lawyer. I gave myself the last year to gradually say goodbye to swimming." (swimming.ca, 06 Jul 2018; Facebook profile, 14 May 2018)