LEGACY OF CHAMPIONS

Celebrating the best and brightest members of our swimming community

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2003
Swimmer
Donna-Marie Gurr
Arbutus Swim Club, Canadian Dolphin Swim Club
2013
Swimmer
Stephanie Dixon
University of Victoria, Pacific Coast Swimming
1999
Coach
George Gate
Ocean Falls Amateur Swim Club
2004
Builder
Tör Bengtson
Canadian Dolphin Swim Club
2016
Swimmer
Joan Marjorie Langdon
Vancouver Amateur Swim Club
2006
Swimmer
Allen Gilchrist
Ocean Falls Amateur Swim Club
1980
Honorary Olympic Team, Swimmer
Eugene Gyorfi
Hyack Swim Club, Simon Fraser University
2008
Swimmer
Walter Wu
Richmond Racers / Rapids
1999
Coach
George Gate
Ocean Falls Amateur Swim Club
2003
Swimmer
Stephen Pickell
Canadian Dolphin Swim Club

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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