Date and Place of Birth: November 1995, Bath, UK
Coached by: Dave McNulty/Jol Finck
Date Arrived at Team Bath: September 2009
Siobhan-Marie first swam in the Olympic-sized pool at the University of Bath aged nine and has gone on to become one of the best swimmers in the world, winning multiple medals on the Olympic, World, Commonwealth, European and British stage.
After developing her career with the former Team Bath Futures development programme, overseen by head coach Mark Skimming, Siobhan-Marie progressed to the British Swimming National Centre Bath in 2011, the year she made her World Championships debut, and qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Games while still a schoolgirl at St Gregory’s Catholic College in Bath.
Six medals at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, including 200m IM gold, confirmed O’Connor’s status as one of British Swimming’s rising stars and she went on to win mixed 4x100m medley gold and 200m IM bronze at the 2015 World Championships.
She then produced a sensational performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to win 200m IM silver in a new British record of 2:06.88, only being denied gold by an Olympic record from Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu.
Siobhan-Marie will be looking to add to her international medal collection after being selected by Team England for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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