LEGACY OF CHAMPIONS

Celebrating the best and brightest members of our swimming community

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2000
Swimmer
Shannon Smith
Canadian Dolphin Swim Club, Lord Byng Swim Club, Hyack Swim Club
1980
Honorary Olympic Team, Swimmer
Graham Welbourn
Canadian Dolphin Swim Club
2004
Swimmer
Mark Versfeld
UBC Thunderbirds, Pacific Dolphin Swim Association
1999
Swimmer
Bruce Robertson
Canadian Dolphin Swim Club
2001
Swimmer
Sandy Gilchrist
Ocean Falls Amateur Swim Club
2023
Swimmer
Mike Mintenko
Pacific Dolphins, UBC Dolphins
2019
Swimmer
Helen Stewart Hunt
Vancouver Amateur Swim Club
2000
Coach
Deryk Snelling
Canadian Dolphin Swim Club
1980
Honorary Olympic Team, Swimmer
Rob Baylis
Canadian Dolphin Swim Club
2004
Coach
Paul Savage
Simon Fraser University

Canada’s First Triple Medallist

Elaine Tanner is a pioneer in Canadian swimming. Nicknamed “Mighty Mouse” for her petite stature, Tanner was just 15 when she won four gold and three silver medals at the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica. At 17, she became the first Canadian woman to earn a silver medal in the 100-metre backstroke at the 1968 Mexico Olympics. She also finished second in the 200-m back and was part of the bronze medal 4×100 freestyle relay team. Despite being the first Canadian triple medallist, and the first Canadian to win a swimming medal since 1928, Tanner’s achievements were not celebrated …

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