Corey Ollivierre is one of two beneficiaries of the Universality places in swimming at the Rio Olympic Games. Ollivierre is a first time Olympian and is competing in the 100 metres breaststroke where his aim is to improve on his personal best of 1:08.39.
He has been training at an Ohio gym and pool since December under coach Thad Shultz where he has been improving in the stroke mechanic. Ollivierre recently competed at the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships (CISC) in the Bahamas.
Name: Corey Ollivierre
Sport: Swimming (100m Breaststroke)
Coach: Thad Schultz
School: T.A. Marryshow Community College
Where and when did you begin your sport? In Grenada at a hotel pool at the age of eight (8).
Why did you begin this sport? I think it was my parents.
Current coach(es): Gerson Escobar & Thad Schultz
What year did you make your senior international debut? At the 2014 Commonwealth Games
What is your most memorable sporting achievement? Silver medal at the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships (CISC).
Who is the most influential person in your career? Nigel Ollivierre (My father)
Major injuries: Tendonitis (shoulder) 2008-09; Groin Strain 2014.
What is your sporting philosophy? “If it is to be it’s up to me”.
Sporting Idols: Cameron van der Burgh, Adam Peaty, Kirani James, Lebron James
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