Volleyball player yells in celebration

Arthur Szwarc


A Little More About Arthur

Getting into the Sport: Started playing volleyball competitively at age 17… Has dreamed of competing in the Olympics since making his debut with Canada at the U21 World Championships… Biggest role model is old club coach Rod Humana, because ‘he taught me not only kindness and love for the sport, but to approach volleyball from a different perspective. Plus he pushed me to perform at my best level and to always try new things’… While in highschool Szwarc partially tore his ACL, the rehab was difficult and there was a time when he didn’t think he could get back to playing level. The mental challenge of overcoming the fear of getting injured again was tough but he has realized that injuries are part of sport and it is something you learn to manage… Outside Interests: Enjoys playing guitar, discovering new music and books, listening to podcasts, video games, rock climbing, learning new skills involving hand work… Would like to be a coach after his playing days… Odds and Ends: Right before entering any court, he touches the doorway entrance to figuratively leave all non volleyball things at the door, to not bring anything into the court… Favourite motto: “someone out there is working harder than you right now”

Notable International Results

FISU Universiade: 2015 - 19th FIVB World Championships: 2018 - 9th FIVB World Cup: 2019 - 9th FIVB Nations League: 2019 - 9th; 2018 - 7th FIVB World League: 2017 - BRONZE NORCECA Continental Championships: 2019 - BRONZE FIVB World Championships (junior): 2015 - 8th