Shannon Galea

Shannon Galea

Main Info

165 cm
62 kg
Year Began Competition:
Year National Team:
Personal Coach:
Michael Douglas
National Coach:
Michael Douglas
Sled Manufacturer:
Secondary Physical Educator and Sport Adminstrator
Former Sporting Career:
Pro Softball/ Squash

What’s your former sporting career/former sports?
I played professional softball in various nations aside from playing in Canada. I played and coached national team training groups in the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Malta. In my university collegiate years, I was a 3-sport athletes- Softball, Squash and Track and field. I also had a short stint as a rower in a crew of 8 where we captured Ontario Tech's first major championship title.
What is your biggest sliding achievement so far?
In 2023, attending my first World Championships in St. Moritz as well as placing 3rd overall in the North American Cup circuit. Being the first female slider for our nation has been an accomplishment in itself and officially the first athlete to attend both a Summer/Winter European Championships in two different sports (Softball and Skeleton).
How did you get into bobsleigh/skeleton?
Watching the 92' Barcelona Olympics with my parents for my first Games, my Dad revealed that Malta almost created a bobsled team for him and my 3 uncles to qualify for the Calgary 88' Games. Unfortunately, one uncle had suffered life-threatening injuries. The story resonated with me deeply and cheered for 2 nations every Games as a duo-citizen to Canada/Malta. Mom loved summer sports and my Dad loved sliding sports which influenced me greatly!
How does your perfect free day looks like?
Hiking in the mountains to do some photography while taking in epic summit views for some perspective. Other days, you will find me writing music in my home recording studio or playing the ukulele.

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