Yaniv Shnaider
Yaniv Shnaider

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ma'ale Adumim, Israel

High School:
Dekel Vilnai HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 160

Event:
Free/IM

Experience:
1L


03/03/2012

Mizzou Sets Six Team Records at American Short Course Championships

Times place seven swimmers within reach of NCAA's

02/26/2012

Mizzou Takes Third at Big 12 Championships

Tigers finish in third place with 750.5 points

02/24/2012

Bonuchi Finishes First in Big 12's

Fourteen Tigers compete in championship finals

02/24/2012

Fourteen Tigers Advance to Championship Finals on Day Three

Tigers have strong showing in Friday Prelims

02/23/2012

200 Free Relay Finishes Second in Day Two of Big 12's

Tigers race through a successful day at Mizzou Aquatic Center

"Why I Love Mizzou" (Video)

2008-09 (FRESHMAN) - Had an immediate impact on the record books in his first season as a Tiger... In the Big 12 Championships, he finished seventh in the 200 breast in 2:00.22, the fourth-best time in school history... Also improved his second-place spot in the record books by more than .70 seconds with a sixth place finish in the 400 IM finals (3:52.10)... Also finished the 200 IM consolation race in 1:48.75, which ranks fourth all-time at Missouri... Was a member of the third place 800 free relay, whose time of 6:33.79 is second-best in school history...

HIGH SCHOOL - Was an Israeli junior champion 2005 and senior champion 2006-2007 in the 200 and 400 IM and 400 free... Also part of an Israeli record in the 100 and 200 free relay... Finished 11th in the European Junior Championships 2005 in the 200 IM... Swam in the European Senior Championships 2006... Placed 3rd in the 18th Maccabiah Games in 2009 in the 200 IM... Owns club records in the 200 and 400 IM and 1500 free (short and long course)... Swam for the Greater Jerusalem swim club.

PERSONAL - Yaniv Shnaider is the son of Chaim and Esther Shnaider ... has two siblings, ... majoring in Information Technology.

FAST FACTS:

Why did you choose Missouri?

I heard about the amazing facility, saw some pictures and heard a lot of stories about the "Mizzou family," and decided this was a place where I could get better.

How has the program at Mizzou made you a better swimmer?

I think that because the team stands behind you in everything you do, it makes you stronger. I also think the coaching staff has played a very big part in me getting better.

What is your best memory with the team?

Every race I won for Mizzou was a great memory and one I will never forget.

Favorite food:Chipotle and Meatball Tuesday
What's on your iPod:pretty much everything but country, mostly techno
Favorite sports star:every athlete that makes a best time is an inspiration
Favorite movie:Munich
Quote to live by:"Never say never!"

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