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Biography

HURD Andrew

Nationality Canada Flag CAN Canada
Birth Date 12/08/1982
Gender Men
Height (m / in)  
Weight (kg / lbs)  
Events Inscribed   Aquatics Swimming Men's 400m Freestyle
Aquatics Swimming Men's 1500m Freestyle
Medals Won SILVER Medal SILVER -  Men's 1500m Freestyle
SILVER Medal SILVER -  Men's 400m Freestyle

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
16 Mar
10:54
SAS Men's 400m Freestyle
Heat 02
Canada Flag CAN  - HURD Andrew (1) 3:52.48 Completed
16 Mar
19:29
SAS Men's 400m Freestyle
Final A
Canada Flag CAN  - HURD Andrew (2) 3:49.08 Completed
20 Mar
10:44
SAS Men's 1500m Freestyle
Heat 01
Canada Flag CAN  - HURD Andrew (1) 15:46.87 Completed
21 Mar
19:56
SAS Men's 1500m Freestyle
Final A
Canada Flag CAN  - HURD Andrew (2) 15:09.44 Completed

Place Of Birth Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Residence Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Student
Coach Byron McDonald
Recent Results Canadian Commonwealth Games Trials (Nov-2005)
5th in the 200m Freestyle (1:50.53)
1st in the 400m Freestyle (3:49.77)
2nd in the 1500m Freestyle (15:38.62)

FINA World Championships (Montreal, July-2005)
17th in the 400m Freestyle (3:50.47)
19th in the 800m Freestyle (8:00.05)
2nd in the 4x200m Freestyle relay (7:09.73)
Commonwealth
Games History
Melbourne 2006
Silver in the 400m Freestyle (3:49.08)

Manchester 2002
3rd in the heat of the 400m Freestyle (3:55.67)
5th in the 1500m Freestyle (15:14.37)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
13th in the 400m Freestyle (3:50.81)
18th in the 1500m Freestyle (15:28.71)
5th in the 4x200m Freestyle relay (7:13.33)

Sydney 2000
23rd in the 1500m Freestyle (15:30.98)
Other Personal Best:
400m Freestyle - 3:52.23
1500m Freestyle - 15:12.70

World Ranking:
22nd in the 400m Freestyle (as at 01-Aug-2005)
24th in the 800m Freestyle (as at 01-Aug-2005)

Andrew burst onto the scene at the 2000 Olympic trials when he beat his personal best by 18 seconds in the 1500m Freestyle and just missed the Canadian record by 7/10ths of a second to make the Olympic team. He was then listed among the young leaders in sport for 2000 in Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail.

He has been the Canadian record holder in the 400m Freestyle and he names his most memorable swimming memory as walking in the opening ceremony at the 2000 Olympic Games.

He started swimming at the age of eight and his first club was the Oakville Aquatics Club. His father was a college level swimmer at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

Andrew started swimming at the age of eight and his first club was the Oakville Aquatics Club. Currently, he is studying civil engineering at the University of Michigan.

He plans to boldly go where no Canadian swimmer has gone before - the top of the international heap in the long distance events.

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