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Sinead
Russell
CanadaCanada, CAN
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
15 June 1993
Height
170 cm
Residence
London, ENG
Occupation
Public Relations Professional
Languages
English
Higher education
English Literature, Language Studies - English - University of Florida: Gainesville, FL, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
Her mother Erin taught her to swim at age three. She took up competitive swimming at age four, and got serious about the sport at age 10.
Why this sport?
She followed her brothers into the sport.

International Debut

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

General Interest

Hobbies
Baking, cooking. (Twitter profile 29 Oct 2016)
Famous relatives
Her brother Colin represented Canada in swimming at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Her younger sister Shannon competed in the Canada trials ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. (dolphinsswimclub.ca, 04 Apr 2016; swimswam.com, 01 Jun 2013)
Other information
BLOOD CLOT
She was hospitalised in January 2015 after suffering a blood clot in her brain. After spending time in intensive care, she was released but had to spend time away from the sport in order to recuperate. (insidehamilton.com, 21 Jan 2015)