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Meet The Team - Stephanie Proud

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Get to know Olympic and TeamGB swimmer Stephanie Proud. Read her Tweets, view images, watch her in action and being interviewed, check out Steph in numbers and see how her Olympic rivals compare, and much more.

Stephanie Proud

D.O.B.

29.08.1988

Born

Durham

Height

5ft 7in

Training base

Gator Swim Club (USA)

Coach

Martyn Wilby

Olympic History

Debut

In Action

200m Backstroke on 2 & 3 August

Did you know?

  • Steph began swimming at Chester-le-Street Swimming Club where she was coach by Kevin Renshaw who in turn will be attending his second Olympics as a TeamGB coach this summer.
  • Graduated with a pre-nursing degree and admits she may do masters or a fast-track nursing qualification after she has retired from swimming.
  • Steph's boyfriend and Gator Swim Club teammate Sebastien Rousseau will also be compting at London 2012 for South Africa.

Steph's Career

Steph has been in the higher echelons of British swimming for the best part of a decade, having reached her first senior British finals in 2002, finishing fourth in 100m Backstroke and fifth over 200m Back. Over the next two seasons, she dominated junior international swimming, winning nine medals across the 2003 and 2004 European Junior Championships including 100m abd 200m Backstroke gold in the latter. Having switched to train and study at Florida University. Steph served notice of her senior international potential with 200m Backstroke gold at the 2009 World University Games before reaching finals in 200m Backstroke and 400m Individual Medley for England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Having won her first British title and competed at her first World Championships in 2011, she qualified for her first Olympic Games with 200m Backstroke gold at the 2012 ASA National Championships.

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