Sinead Russell

Olympium 2012 - World Championships 2009-11-13

Sinead Russell One of 6 children, 5 of whom swim, Sinead is making a name for herself on the World swimming stage.

At the 2011 World Championships, Sinead Russell said that she now could stand next to the worlds best and feel like she belonged there. He confidence level was at a high when she broke the Canadian mark in the 100 and 200 backstroke finishing 8th and 9th respectively. She clearly established herself as one of Canadas leading hopefuls for the 2012 Olympics in London.

In 2010, Sinead gained valuable international experience. She was a finalist in two events at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, a member of the Pan Pacific Championships team and World Swimming Championships in Dubai.

Russell made her first senior International team competing for Canada at the 2009 World Championships in Rome. She competed in both the 50m and 100m backstroke events where she placed 39th and 24th respectively.

Prior to making the Worlds Team, Russell competed with the Junior Team in Guam at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships. She won a individual bronze and two relay silver and one bronze.

Shes a highly versatile athlete who often competes in a multitude of events. In 2008 at the North American Challenge Cup, she won 5 events and picked up 2 silvers.

She is currently attending Burlington Central H.S. and she started swimming at the young age of 4. She holds 3 National Age Group records for 13-14 girls, both the short course 100 & 200 backstroke and the long course 100 backstroke.

To calm any nerves before races, Sinead likes to read or cook and enjoys running, drawing and instrumental music.

Sinead would love to make the Olympics and win a medal and although her post swimming days appear a long way off, she may like to explore radiology or massage therapy as a career choice.

Sinead Russell

100m Freestyle, 55.55, 9 Jul 2009, Montreal, Canadian World Championship ...,
200m Freestyle, 1:59.72, 9 Jul 2009, Montreal, Canadian World Championship .,
50m Backstroke, 28.20, 1st April 2013 World Trials
100m Backstroke, 59.68 August 2011 World Championships China
200m Backstroke, 2:08.08, 2 Apr 2012 Olympic Trials
200m Medley, 2:15.44, 3 Apr 2010, Montreal, Pan Pacific Trials,

2012 Olympci Games Finalist 200 Back stroke 8th place
2012 Olympic Games 100 back stroke semi final

2011 World Championships China 59.68 100 backstroke Canadian record

2011 World Championships China 2.08.80 200 Back stroke Canadian record

2012 Olympic Trials Montreal 2.08.00 200 Backstroke Canadian record.
100m Freestyle, 54.15, 25 Aug 2009, Charlottetown, Canada Games,
200m Freestyle, 1:57.34, 24 Aug 2009, Charlottetown, Canada Games,
50m Backstroke, 27.92, 8 Aug 2009, Leeds (GBR), British Gas Grand Prix,
100m Backstroke, 58.95, 6 Aug 2009, Leeds (GBR), British Gas Grand Prix,
200m Backstroke, 2:06.42, 9 Aug 2009, Leeds (GBR), British Gas Grand Prix,
200m Medley, 2:12.44, 6 Aug 2009, Leeds (GBR), British Gas Grand Prix,

100 Backstroke 58.43 Nov 2012 Canada Cup

200 Backstroke 2.03.40 Nov 2012 Canada Cup

200 Freestyle 1.56.60 Nov 2012 Canada Cup

Olympic Games London 2012
100 back stroke 12th
200 Backstroke 8th Finalisgt
World Championships China 2011
100 Backstroke 59.68 (8th)
200 Backstroke 2.08.80 (9th)

Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India, 2010

50m Backstroke, 29.14, (8th)
100m Backstroke, 1:01.42, (8th)

Pan Pacific Championships, Irvine, USA, 2010
100m Backstroke, 1:01.21, (11th)
200m Backstroke, 2:11.65, (10th)
200m IM, 2:16.42, (12th)

World Championships, Rome, 2009
50m Backstroke, 29.45, (39th)
100m Backstroke, 1:01.63, (24th)

Junior Pan Pacific Championships, Guam, 2009
100m Backstroke, 1:02.32, (3rd)
200m Backstroke, 2:13.84, (4th)
200m IM, 2:19.86, 8th
4 x 100m Freestyle, 3:44.22, (2nd)
4 x 200m Freestyle, 8:05.62, (3rd)
4 x 100m Medley Relay, 4:06.25, (2nd)

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