Andrei Cross

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Andrei Cross
Personal information
Full name Andrei Cross
National team  Barbados
Born (1984-06-02) 2 June 1984 (age 33)
Bridgetown, Barbados
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club TeamBath (GBR)[1]
Coach Mark Skimming[1]

Andrei Cross (born June 2, 1984) is a Barbadian former swimmer, who specialized in the breaststroke events.[2][1] Cross represented his nation Barbados at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and in two editions of the Commonwealth Games (2002 and 2006), establishing a national record of 29.24 in the 50 m breaststroke.[3] During his swimming career, Cross was affiliated with TeamBath, the sports organization of England's University of Bath, under the tutelage of head coach Mark Skimming.

Cross competed in the men's 100 m breaststroke at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Leading up to the Games, he cleared the FINA-B entry standard time in 1:03.64 to assure his selection to the Olympic team at the 2007 Maribor Open in Slovenia.[4] Swimming in heat three of the evening prelims, Cross held off his fast pace over Uzbekistan's Ivan Demyanenko to save the penultimate spot from the eight-swimmer field by 0.17 seconds. Cross' time of 1:04.57 was not good enough to put him through to the semifinals, finishing only in fifty-fifth place overall.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Andrei Cross". Beijing 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2016. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Andrei Cross". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Andrei Cross in smashing form". Barbados Amateur Swimming Association. 11 March 2008. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Olympic Cut Sheet – Men's 100m Breaststroke" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 27. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Swimming: Men's 100m Breaststroke Heat 3". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 

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