South Africa is one of the African countries that takes pride in being home to some of the most successful athletes. The country's rugby and football teams have put South Africa on the map. However, swimming is also one f the sports that the country is gaining popularity for. Brad Tandy is one of the swimmers who have made the country famous. Here is all about him.
Brand Tandy is one of the freestyle swimmers who have risen to become prosperous in the past five years. His skill has gradually grown over time, and he has so far taken part in the Commonwealth games and the Olympics. The highlight of his career ar the medals that he has managed to bag over time. Would you like to dig deeper into who he is?
Brad Tandy profile
- Full name: Bradley Edward "Brad" Tandy
- Nickname: Brad
- Date of birth: 2nd May 1991
- Nationality: South African
- Profession: Olympic swimmer
- Place of birth: Ladysmith, South Africa
- Height: 191 cm
- Weight: 86 kg
- Education: Indian River State College, University of Arizona
- Brad Tandy Instagram: bradtandy
Brad Tandy biography
No one is born a star; it takes effort to become one. Brad believed in his skill and moulded the talent into a career. His go-getter attitude landed him the opportunity to take part in coveted competitions, which he won and cemented his name in the sport. His biography highlights how his journey to being a superstar has been.
Brad Tandy age
He was born on 2nd May 1991 in Ladysmith, South Africa. Currently, he is twenty-nine years old.
Brad Tandy swimming
Between 2013 and 2014, Tandy struggled to gain eligibility with the NCAA to participate in the Pac-12 Championships. During the early months of 2014, he was offered two years of eligibility; hence he participated in the remaining part of the 2013-2014 season. By then, he was representing the University of Arizona. During the championships, he won the 50-yard free category. He was also part of the squad that won the 200-yard medley relay.
During the 2014-2015 season, he won the Pac-12 spot in the 50-yard free; hence, he secured a place in the NCAA Championships. In the championships, he secured the third position in the 50-yard free category. He also came out in the sixth position in the 100 breast category. The epitome of this competition was that he also earned honours in the All-America as a member of the 400 medley relay, 200 medley relay, and 400 medley relay.
2016 Rio Olympic Games
In 2016, he made it to the Olympic Games for the first time. He competed in the 50-metre freestyle where he secured the sixth position and tied with Bruno Frastus from Brazil.
2018 Commonwealth Games
In 2018, Brad had the golden chance to be part of the Commonwealth Games. His debut came with amicable success as he bagged two major international medals on the final day of the competition. He came second in the 50 freestyle and the 4×100 medley relay and scooped the bronze medal alongside his teammates; Chad le Clos, Cameron van der Burgh and Calvyn Justus.
2018 Short Course World Championships
Later in 2018, he participated in the Short Course World Championships where he went on with his medal streak. In the competition, he came out in the third position in the 50 free categories.
ISL – New York Breakers
On 18th June 2019, Brad Tandy was announced to be part of the squad that would participate in the New York ISL team.
Brad Tandy medals
Throughout the years that he has participated in competitions, Brad has put his name on the spot by winning awards and medals. These are some of the titles that he had bagged and the medals that he has won as well:
- A silver medal for the 50-metre freestyle, which he won during the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
- A bronze medal for the 4×100 medley relay in the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
Brad Tandy measurements
If you have watched him compete, you must have noticed that his strong-point is that his start is explosive; hence, he ends up dominating the whole race. His homegrown talent and body physique play a key role in his performance. He is 191 cm tall and weighs 86 kgs.
Brad Tandy Instagram
If you wish to have a glimpse of the magic that he does when he gets into the pool, you can check out some teasers on his Instagram account.
Brad Tandy has for the past five years risen to the most considerable height. The epitome of his career has been participating in the Olympics. His style in swimming has been the one thing that his opponents have found it challenging to catch up with.