Meet Andrew Gemmell: Olympic Swimmer and Anti-Doping Education Athlete Presenter

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Andrew Gemmell got into swimming as a kid because it was fun. From there, he realized his passion and talent for the sport, and guided by his father who doubled as his coach, went on to earn a place with one of the most successful teams to ever compete for Team USA.

Over the course of his long career in elite swimming, during which he competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Andrew held himself accountable for doing the right thing, from eating healthy and setting aside time for recovery, to filing Whereabouts and checking the prohibited status of medications. Now retired, Andrew is channeling his commitment to clean sport to advocate for a level playing field and help the next generation of swimmers compete the right way in his role as an Anti-Doping Education Athlete Presenter with USADA.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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