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Glenn Andrew Mark Snyders (born 7 April 1987) is a South African-born former competitive swimmer for New Zealand. He won the silver medal in the 50 m breaststroke at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in a time of 27.67 seconds. He currently holds the New Zealand records for 50 m, 100 m and 200 m breaststroke in both long course and short course.

Glenn Snyders
Kazan 2015 - Glenn Snyders 50m semi breast.JPG
Snyders in Kazan, Russia, 2015
Personal information
Full name Glenn Andrew Mark Snyders
National team  New Zealand
Born (1987-04-07) 7 April 1987 (age 31)
Klerksdorp, South Africa
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke

He also competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2008 Olympic Games. In the latter he swam the breaststroke leg for the New Zealand team which finished fifth in the final of the Men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay.[1] He also competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 100 m and 200 m breaststroke and the 4 x 100 metre medley relay.[2]

He moved from South Africa with his parents when he was twelve.[3] He was the 2011 New Zealand Swimmer of the Year.[3]


  1. ^ Profile at the New Zealand Olympic Committee website
  2. ^ "Glenn Snyders Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Glasgow 2014 - Glenn Snyders Profile". Retrieved 2016-08-12.