Get to know your board! – Swim Coordinator Gavriel Barlevi


1.   Who are you and what are you up to, when you are not spending Time with Tiburon?

Hello, my name is Gavriel Barlevi, and I will be the swimming coordinator this year. I am Italian/Israeli, and I have lived in many countries throughout my life. This is my second year in Tiburón, so many of you might have seen me around the pool. I’m currently studying Business Engineering, and I am in my second bachelor’s year. When I’m not at the pool, I am probably doing some other sport or studying…

2. What made you decide that you wanted to be a shark?

When I was looking at cities to possibly study in, I was always on the lookout for a swim-team, which is how I stumbled upon Tiburón. I really liked how diverse and international it was, and it was an easy choice for me to join. I have been swimming for many years in all the countries I’ve lived in. Likewise, I always want to keep this passion with me, as it is something that is fundamental in my life. There have been ups and downs with this sport, but I am still extremely passionate about it and didn’t hesitate to join the Tiburón swimming association.

3.   Why did you decide to become a board member?

It was a tough decision, as I knew this would have been a very busy year, but I always like to take on new challenges and do the best I can in everything I do. Now I am very happy to be part of this wonderful board, and I am looking forward to this year.

4.   What is your position actually about? What are you doing?

As the swimming coordinator, my position has to do with everything that involves swimming. This entails writing the trainings, communicating with the coaches, promoting/signing people up for the NSZK, and ensuring everything runs smoothly at the pool.

5.   What is your favourite Tiburón memory?

My favourite moment was probably my first NSZK, when I was put in the fast relay, which was going to be the last event of the competition. I was going to open this relay, so I was nervous. I remember pushing my best and when I came out of the water I hear the whole team singing and cheering us on. Although I was tired, the only thing I could do was cheer for the rest of my relay. This memory reminds me of how united this team is and how we are always there for each other.

Of course, I have lived through so many amazing memories with this team, but this moment stuck with me ever since.

6.   What are you looking forward to the most during the Up Coming year?

I am looking forward to all the NSZK’s we will participate together and to show the other associations who we are! I also can’t wait to see everyone at practice and enjoying themselves. Lastly, I am glad to have an amazing board, of which we will have many great moments together.