Until this week, Jonathan Dieleman could not tell his parents that his participation in the 2016 Paralympics was for certain, but that did not stop his parents from booking their flight.
UPDATE: Rivard qualified for the Paralympics and is preparing to represent Canada in Rio this September. TORONTO – This time last year, Aurélie Rivard was training under the radar for a double installment of international competition. Thursday night at the Canadian Paralympic trials, the now World Champion and Parapan Am gold medalist was busy meeting […]
TORONTO – Canadian para-swimmer Abi Tripp broke a 14-year old record earlier Thursday night – and then broke it again hours later. The Kingston Ont., native participated in the SM8 classification heats for the 200m women’s individual medley, where she broke Andrea Cole’s 2002 record of 3:03.04 with a personal best of 3:00.98. In the […]
UPDATE: Roxon will represent Canada at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio this September. TORONTO – For Canadian Paralympian Katarina Roxon it’s time to take the next step. The 23-year old, who won gold in the 100-metre breaststroke at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games, wants to capitalize on the high of winning in front of a […]
TORONTO — Tyler Mrak set a new Canadian Paralympic record in the 100 metre breastroke on Wednesday night to increase his chances of a Rio appearance this September. He was the only SB13 classification swimmer in the race, but that did not stop him from beating his personal best time. The Canadian came into the […]
With the 2015 Pan American Games in the past, the pool at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Scarborough has turned its focus to the future of swimming in Canada. Coming off the most successful summer muti-sport event in the country’s history, the goal is to continue to grow the sport not only for the 2016 Olympics, but for the next few cycles. However, the first step is Rio, and improving on the two medals won at London 2012.
Tabitha Baumann wasn’t pushed to swimming, despite having a swimming legend as a father. She is the daughter of Alex Baumann, a Canadian swimmer who won two gold medals in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Born in Australia, Tabitha has been developing since the age of 12. “I grew up in Australia until […]
Ryan Cochrane wants Canadians to aim higher. The 26-year-old has been Canada’s only swimmer to medal at the past two Olympic Games, winning a bronze at Beijing, then a silver at London, both in the 1,500 metre freestyle. He hopes his success can inspire his fellow teammates to reach for the podium, and not be […]
Paige Schultz sat down with coach Byron MacDonald a year ago and made a decision. The University of Toronto swimmer would focus on one event for a shot at the 2016 Olympic Games — 100 metre freestyle. “We just sat down and looked at the numbers, and crunched numbers,” Schultz said, in a recent interview. […]
Victoria Poon’s dedication as a Canadian was influenced by her mother’s move. Poon, 30, was born in Hong Kong and moved to Canada with her parents and sister when she was 11 years old. The family resides in Montreal because her mother, Wendy, wanted her girls to experience a new culture and new language. “I […]