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Glenn SNYDERS
Sport Swimming
NOC New Zealand   
GenderMen
Born07 Apr 1987 in Klerksdorp, SAF
Height1.79 m
Weight 83 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Jenna
Residence
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Languages
English
Higher education
Sport and Recreation Studies - Auckland University of Technology : New Zealand
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
His parents signed him up for swimming lessons from an early age. His family then relocated from South Africa to New Zealand when he was 12 and he started swimming competitively.
International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
New Zealand
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Montreal, QC, CAN
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing drums, surfing, watching sport. (swimming.org.nz, 31 Jul 2015)
Injuries
He suffered a knee injury in 2007 that required surgery. (stuff.co.nz, 09 Apr 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live life to its fullest with no regrets and donít ever look back on what could have happened, look forward and make what you want to happen, happen." (kimberleycrossman.com, 26 Jun 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named 2011 New Zealand Swimmer of the Year. (swimmingnz.org.nz, 10 Apr 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from swimming in October 2016. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 18 Oct 2016)

MOVE TO THE UNITED STATES
In December 2012 he moved to train at the University of Southern California with coach Dave Salo. "I've known the coach [Salo] for quite a while and he's a world-class breaststroke coach. But also the quality of breaststrokers already there is also a positive move. For the past couple of years I've had no breaststroke partners in New Zealand." (stuff.co.nz, 10 Mar 2013)

TRAVELLER
He was born in South Africa but spent his early childhood in England. At age 12 he moved with his family to New Zealand. (weddingwire.com, 14 Nov 2015)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Breaststroke 2:12.47
Semifinal 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Breaststroke 1:00.50
14 2012 London, ENG 200m Breaststroke 2:11.14
Heats 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
15 2012 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:00.15
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.98
Semifinal 2008 Beijing, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:12.07
5 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.39
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:12.71
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 27.36
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:00.44
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:38.69
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Breaststroke 2:13.10
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Breaststroke 27.21
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Breaststroke 1:00.22
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:37.70
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:11.68
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Breaststroke 27.64
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.59
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 200m Breaststroke  DSQ
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Breaststroke 1:00.77
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Breaststroke 27.73
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 200m Breaststroke 2:18.72
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 100m Breaststroke 1:01.91
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 50m Breaststroke 28.64
Heat 2005 Montreal, CAN 50m Breaststroke 29.19
34 2005 Montreal, CAN 200m Breaststroke 2:21.33 
Heat 2005 Montreal, CAN 100m Breaststroke 1:04.14
7 2005 Montreal, QC, CAN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:09.10
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 57.84
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 26.58
3 2008 Manchester, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:27.15
Heats 2008 Manchester, ENG 200m Breaststroke 2:10.30
7 2008 Manchester, ENG 100m Breaststroke 58.82
Semifinal 2008 Manchester, ENG 50m Breaststroke 27.26
28 2006 Shanghai, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.99
27 2006 Shanghai, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:14.68
25 2006 Shanghai, CHN 50m Breaststroke 28.45
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2012 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 26.79
2 2012 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 57.89
3 2012 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 26.68
6 2012 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:09.47
2 2012 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 58.13
3 2012 Dubai, UAE 50m Breaststroke 27.04
7 2012 Dubai, UAE 200m Breaststroke 2:10.38
2 2012 Dubai, UAE 100m Breaststroke 58.42
3 2012 Moscow, RUS 50m Breaststroke 27.00
1 2012 Stockholm, SWE 50m Breaststroke 26.61
1 2012 Stockholm, SWE 100m Breaststroke 57.87
1 2011 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 26.88
1 2011 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 57.82
1 2011 Stockholm, SWE 50m Breaststroke 27.04
2 2011 Stockholm, SWE 100m Breaststroke 58.47
2 2008 Sydney, NSW, AUS 100m Breaststroke 59.42