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Sport Swimming
NOC Canada   
Born11 Aug 1988 in Lachine, CAN
Height1.60 m
Weight 52 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Husband Justin Farra
Columbus, OH, USA
Higher education
Psychology - Ohio State University: Columbus, OH, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming as a child at Dixie summer pool in Lachine, QC, Canada.
Why this sport?
"My older brother Craig was a swimmer so naturally I wanted to get into it. You always want to be like your older sibling. I did a few other things, like girly sports because I'm not that athletic, so I did gymnastics and stuff like that. I also did ballet and dance and I was okay, but I got better at swimming, so I think that's why I stuck with it."
International Debut
Competing for
Pan Pacific Championships
Irvine, CA, USA
General Interest
Sam (Twitter profile, 17 Apr 2014)
Shopping, reading, watching movies, watching plays and musicals, spending time with friends, golf. (swimming.ca, 04 Aug 2013; ohiostate.scout.com, 17 Jul 2012)
She missed the 2007/08 Big Ten Championships because of a knee injury. (ohiostatebuckeyes.com, 24 Dec 2010)
Awards and honours
She was named Ohio State Buckeyes Most Valuable Player [MVP] for swimming, by the team four times and by the coaches twice. (nmnathletics.com, 04 May 2011; nmnathletics.com, 27 Apr 2009)
Famous relatives
Her younger sister Rebecca has competed in swimming for McGill University in Montreal, QC, Canada. (mcgillathletics.ca, 10 Nov 2013; swimming.ca, 04 Aug 2013)
Other information
She retired from competitive swimming in late 2016. "Now that I know it's over I've really been reflecting back and appreciating all the moments I've had. London [2012 Olympic Games in London], especially the 800m free relay was such a great experience for all of us. We swam better than we thought we were going to and placed higher than we thought we were going to." (swimming.ca, 02 Nov 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
11 2012 London, ENG 200m Freestyle 1:57.98
4 2012 London, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:50.65
Heats 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Freestyle 1:59.43
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:55.48
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:37.09
Heats 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:58.83
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 400m Freestyle 4:09.81
7 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:53.62