Sports and the environment go hand in hand. This was made obvious to me during trips to countries less environmentally fortunate than us, where things like air quality directly affected athletic performance. Environmental conditions affect people at all levels, from Olympians to recreational athletes. It is my hope that Canadians will always have the priviledge to live and practice their sport in healthy conditions, and that those who cannot currently will be able to do so in the future.
As an Olympic swimmer and master's degree holder in Urban Planning, the central tenets of sustainable transportation appeal to both my lifestyle and interests. I am committed to practicing and promoting environmentally friendly ways of transportation with the hope of contributing to a cleaner and more beautiful world for all of us to live in. It is doubly reassuring that these ideals help individuals lead a healthier and more active life as well.
Tobias has been on the Canadian National Team since 2001 where he competed in the World Championships at age 16. Since then, he has gone on to compete at the Pan American, Pan Pacific, and Commonwealth Games. He swam at 4 NCAA championships during his undergraduate degree at Stanford University. The highlight of Tobias's career was his semi final swim at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, after which he took 18 months off to earn his master's degree in Urban Planning from Harvard University. He is currently back on track with his London 2012 training after having represented Canada at the Commonwealth Games in India last fall.