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Brad TANDY
Sport Swimming
NOC South Africa   
GenderMen
Born02 May 1991 in Ladysmith, SAF
Height1.92 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Kacey Isley
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Administration, Management - Indian River State College: Fort Pierce, FL, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training with Ladysmith Marlins in South Africa at age 10.
Why this sport?
"I was at high school when people started noticing that I was good at swimming. To be honest, I was more interested in hockey and having fun with my friends. I was told, 'If you trained seriously you could really make a name for yourself in the world of swimming'. So I took notice and trained with the [Ladysmith] Marlins for two hours every day after school. Soon enough I was competing and winning events."
Name of coach
Wayne Riddin [national]
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing video games. (Instagram profile, 22 Dec 2021)
Most influential person in career
His family. (digitaljournal.com, 08 Jul 2019)
Injuries
He was troubled by a lower back injury in 2020. (digitaljournal.com, 16 Jun 2020)

In December 2011 he suffered a labrum tear in his right shoulder. He had surgery on the injury a few months later and was out of the pool for eight months. (zwemza.com, 08 May 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be great and have fun. This plays a part in what I believe makes me a successful athlete. I believe in hard work and not ever doing anything mediocre. There is no point in life - whether it's work or sports or family - to not try your best and do well." (mrpsport.com, 01 Jan 2019)
Awards and honours
While studying at Indian River State College in the United States of America, he was named 2012 National Junior College Athletic Association [NJCAA] Men's Swimmer of the Year, and the 2012 Florida College System Activities Association [FCSAA] Athlete of the Year. (tcpalm.com, 05 Mar 2013; irsc.edu, 31 May 2012)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
After studying for an associate's degree in business administration and management at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, FL, United States of America, he undertook a bachelor's degree in business administration and management information systems at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ, United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Nov 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
24 2021 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 22.22
6 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Freestyle 21.79
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Freestyle 22.24
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Breaststroke 26.85
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Butterfly 23.38
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Freestyle 21.87
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Freestyle 20.94
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Individual Medley  DNS
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Breaststroke 27.10
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:24.14
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
21 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Freestyle 21.79 
21 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Butterfly 23.40 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
6 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:25.61
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
24 2021   Overall Ranking  
5 2021 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 26.77
5 2021 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 21.50
7 2021 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 23.08
4 2021 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:35.13
3 2021 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.71
8 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 21.56
7 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.10
6 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 22.93
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:35.22
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:43.68
36 2018   Overall Ranking  
3 2018 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 21.06
6 2018 Budapest, HUN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.42
2 2018 Eindhoven, NED 50m Freestyle 21.19
4 2018 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.29
5 2016 Beijing, CHN 50m Breaststroke 26.92
8 2016 Beijing, CHN 50m Butterfly 23.61
4 2016 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 21.55
5 2016 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 26.95
7 2016 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 23.22
5 2016 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 21.48
4 2016 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:37.73
5 2016 Dubai, UAE 50m Breaststroke 26.93
7 2016 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 23.45
4 2016 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 21.35
3 2016 Dubai, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.79
4 2016 Dubai, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:43.70