Benjamin Treffers

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  • Birth Place

    Canberra

  • Birth State

    QLD

  • Year of Birth

    1991

  • Height

    173cm

Languages Spoken:

No

Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?

Yes, New Zealand

Education Details:

Studying Bachelor of Commerce (honours) ANU

Club details:

Somerset Swim Club

Why did you begin your sport?

Had to learn to swim, enjoyed it. Runs in the family - Dad swam for NZ, also auntie for NZ and uncle swam for Australia.

Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?

No

What is your most memorable sporting achievement?

Commonwealth Games Gold (Glasgow) 50m backstroke OR bronze 2015 World Championships 50m backstroke

Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?

Dan Carter, bit of a perfectionist.

Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?

John Fowley - coach from 15 years to 25 years old, shaped me as an athlete and person.

Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?

Surfing, snow skiing

What is your sporting ambition?

Back to back gold medal at Commonwealth games