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2013 Women's Swimming & Diving Roster

Sinead Russell


Burlington, Ontario

14-Time All-American

Nine-Time All-SEC

2013 SEC All-Freshmen Team


Top Times


50 Free: 22.55 (2013 Ohio State Invitational)

100 Free: 48.64 (2013 SEC Championships)

200 Free: 1:44.46 (2013 Ohio State Invitational)

500 Free: 5:05.00 (Pinch-A-Penny All-Florida Invitational, Oct. 3-5, 2014)

100 Back: 51.46 (2013 NCAA Championships)

200 Back: 1:50.84 (2013 SEC Championships)

200 IM: 1:57.68 (2013 Ohio State Invitational)



50 Free: 25.92 (2011 Canada Cup)

200 Free: 1:59.70 (2011 Canada Cup)

400 Free: 4:25.63 (2013 Mel Zajac Jr)

50 Back: 28.27 (2013 Canadian World Championships)

100 Back: 59.68 (2011 FINA World Championships)

200 Back: 2:08.04 (2012 Canadian Olympic Trials)


UF Rankings

50 Free: 10th (22.55)

100 Free: Seventh (48.64)

200 Free: Sixth (1:44.46)

100 Back: Second (51.46)

200 Back: Third (1:50.84)

200 IM: 10th (1:57.68)

200 Free Relay: First (1:27.54)

400 Free Relay: First (3:12.44)

800 Free Relay: First (6:56.63)

200 Medley Relay: First (1:35.42)

400 Medley Relay: First (3:29.67)


National/International Competition:

Competed in two events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland… Captured her highest career international finish at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, as she placed seventh in the 200 back with a time of 2:10.46… In addition, Russell finished ninth in the 100 back (1:00.37)… Competed at the 2012 Olympics in London for Canada, where she finished eighth in the 200 back with a time of 2:09.86… Broke her own Canadian record in the 200m back at the 2012 Olympic Trials in Montreal with a mark of 2:08.04... Participated in the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China, where she set the Canadian record in both the 100 and 200 back… Was a finalist in two events at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi… Was a member of the Pan Pacific and World Championship teams.


At Florida


Placed first in both the 100-yard (54.77) and 200-yard (1:58.74) backstroke races in the Gators dual meet at Florida State… Competed in four events in a dual meet against Minnesota and recorded a first place finish in the 100-yard backstroke in 54.50 seconds… Won the 100-yard freestyle (50.78), 100-yard backstroke (53.23), and was a member of the Gators first-place 400-yard medley relay team in UF’s dual meet at Kentucky… Was a member of two winning relay teams (200 FR, 400 MR) and appeared in multiple individual events at the Pinch-A-Penny All-Florida Invitational… Missed the second half of the season due to illness.



NCAA Championships: Russell led the Gators in accolades, as she earned seven All-America honors that began with two individual honors in the 200-yard backstroke (4th, 1:51.65) and  100-yard backstroke (10th, 51.82)…  Was a member of five top-10 relays that included four school records as she helped the Gators place 3rd in the 200-yard medley relay (1:35.42 – UF record), fourth in the 400-yard medley relay (3:29.67 – UF record), fifth in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:12.44 – UF record), eighth in the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:03.83) and ninth in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:27.54 – UF record)… SEC Championships: Finished second in the 200-yard backstroke (1:51.84), third in the 100-yard backstroke (51.69)… In relays, Russell helped UF place seventh in the 200-yard freestyle (1:45.80) and third in three other relay races (200 MR, 400 FR, 800 FR)… Won nine individual events and 15 relays events in dual and invitational competition throughout the regular season… Honors: Seven-time All-American…  All-SEC.



NCAA Championships: Posted seven All-America accolades in her first trip to nationals, as she claimed two individual honors and was a member of five All-American relay squads… Individually, Russell placed second in the 100-yard backstroke (51.46) and sixth in the 200-yard backstroke (1:51.80)… In relays, she was a member of the school recording-setting 400-yard freestyle relay team that clocked a time of 3:12.96… SEC Championships: Placed second in the 200-yard backstroke (1:50.84), third in the 100-yard backstroke (51.95), fifth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:44.54)... In addition, Russell was a member of the three relay teams that set new school records including the 400-yard freestyle relay, 200-yard medley relay and the 800-yard freestyle relay… Named the SEC Female Freshman Swimmer of the Week following her outstanding performance against Florida Atlantic, where she won both the 50-yard freestyle and the100-yard freestyle with times of 23.71 and 50.66 seconds, respectively… Made her UF debut and won her first collegiate race at the All-Florida Invitational, as she won both the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.19) and the 100-yard backstroke (54.57)… Honors: Seven-time All-American…  All-SEC… SEC Freshman Swimmer of the Week.


Prior to Florida: Attended Burlington Central High School… Was member of the Dolphins Swim Club in Oakville.

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