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Introducing Andrew Hurd


Andrew Hurd, a resident of Oakville, began swimming at the age of eight, with the Oakville Aquatic Club. He later trained with Mississauga to benefit from Olympic coaching experience.

He attended Oakville Trafalgar High School, graduating in 2001 with Ontario scholar designation. He received an athletic scholarship for swimming from the University of Michigan in the United States. He graduated from Michigan in 2005 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

During his time at Michigan, he enjoyed a successful swimming career as a six time all-American, and swam a leg on a NCAA Championship 800 metre relay team.

Andrew has represented Canada at three Olympics:
2000 ( Sydney)
2004 ( Athens)
2008 ( Beijing)

In 2008, the Canadian free style relay team just missed the podium with a 5th place finish, while setting a new Canadian record.

In spectacular fashion at the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships, Hurd won a gold medal in the 800 metre free style, with a Canadian record time. He also earned a silver medal as part of the relay team.

At the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, Andrew earned individual podium appearances with silver medals in the 400 freestyle and 1500 freestyle races. He was also a bronze medal winner in the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne.

During the 2004 Canadian Olympic trials, Hurd set a Canadian record in the 400 freestyle event, and in 2005, at the world aquatic championships in Montreal, a silver medal in the 4 x 400 relay.

Andrew Hurd was recognized in 2005, as Canadian swimmer of the year in both distance and relay designations.

After the 2008 Olympics, and an amazing career, Andrew retired from competitive swimming to pursue business interests.


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