Meet The Team - Sean Ryder
Get to know Sean Ryder. Read his tweets, view images, watch videos of him in action and being interviewed, check how his Olympic rivals compare and much more.
Did you know?
- Sean holds Italian Maurizio Felugo and Hungary's Daniel Varga as two of his role modles in the sport.
- Away from the pool, he likes to relax with a good science fiction novel or by playing badminton.
- He loves tv show Grand Designs and hopes to build his own house one day.
Sean made his senior debut in 2005 when current women's team captain Fran Leighton's father Norman was in charge of the British men's squad. He was still a junior at the time and travelled with the squad to the 2006 European Junior Championships in Romania. The following season, Sean played in the European B Championships in front of a home crowd in Manchester as well as travelling to the World University Games in Bangkok. More recently, he was part of the British team to finish fourth at the 2009 European B Championships and played in the 2012 European Championship qualifiers last season as well as this season's World League qualification campaign. Domestically, Sean has been plying his trade domestically in Germany for SV Weiden for the past two seasons.