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Swann
Oberson
SwitzerlandSwitzerland, SUI
Female
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
26 July 1986
Residence
Geneva, SUI
Languages
English, French, German, Italian
Higher education
Sports Science - University of Lausanne: Switzerland

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She was only a few months old when she first entered a pool.
Why this sport?
Her family went on a world cruise and she learned how to swim before leaving.

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Swimmers Larisa Ilchenko, Keri Anne Payne and Angela Maurer. (FINA Aquatics World Magazine, 25 Sep 2011)
Injuries
She suffered a shoulder injury in 2014 that continued into 2015 and kept her out of action from January 2015 to June 2015. (teamgeneve.ch, 28 Jul 2015; 13 Sep 2015)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from the sport in April 2016. (srf.ch, 05 Apr 2016)

DUAL CITIZENSHIP
She has both French and Swiss citizenship. (swann-oberson.com, 25 Jan 2008)

NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first Swiss open water world champion when she triumphed in the 5km event at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 21 Jul 2011)