Sebastien Paddington

Sebastien Paddington (born June 23, 1977) is a Trinidad and Tobago former swimmer, who specialized in middle-distance freestyle events.[1] He represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2000 Summer Olympics, and later became the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SporTT).[2][3] Paddington is also a graduate with a bachelor's degree in geography at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[4]

Sebastien Paddington
Personal information
Full nameSebastien Paddington
National team Trinidad and Tobago
Born (1977-06-23) 23 June 1977 (age 44)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
College teamMcGill University (CAN)

Paddington competed only in the men's 200 m freestyle at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[5] He eclipsed a FINA B-cut of 1:55.05 from the Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.[6] He challenged four other swimmers in heat one, including Uzbekistan's two-time Olympian Oleg Tsvetkovskiy. Entering the race with a fastest-seeded time, he faded shortly to third place by 0.47 seconds behind Tsvetkovskiy in 1:55.40. Paddington failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed forty-seventh overall in the prelims.[7][8]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Sebastien Paddington". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  2. ^ Gumbs-Sandiford, Anika (2 October 2011). "Sportt corporate secretary quits". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  3. ^ De Freitas, Kern (15 May 2011). "Creed: SporTT not properly set up". Trinidad Express Newspapers. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  4. ^ McCabe, Daniel (18 February 1996). "Cheering for the home team: McGill athletes head for Atlanta". The McGill Daily. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Paddington looks for first title". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. 20 September 2006. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Swimming – Men's 200m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 1)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 200m Freestyle Heat 1" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 124. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Dolan breaks own world mark in 400 IM". 17 September 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2013.