Sylvia Hume
Personal information
Born (1968-02-01) 1 February 1968 (age 54)
Auckland, New Zealand
Medal record
Women's swimming
Representing  New Zealand
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1986 Brisbane 100 m backstroke

Sylvia Margaret Hume (born 1 February 1968), also known by her married name Sylvia Sinclair, is a New Zealand swimmer.

Hume won gold in 100 m backstroke at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.[1] She competed in two events at the 1988 Summer Olympics.[2] She retired from the sport at age 22.[3] She lives in Bath, England with her husband and their two sons.[3]


  1. ^ "Medalists". Swimming New Zealand. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Sylvia Hume". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Sylvia Sinclair". Swimming New Zealand. Retrieved 13 May 2017.