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Faith Knelson


• First competed for Canada at the senior level at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where she reached the finals of both of her events, highlighted by a fourth-place finish in the 100m breaststroke

• Won four medals at the 2017 FINA World Junior Championships, including gold in the 4x100m medley and 4x100m freestyle relays to go with individual silvers in the 50m and 100m breaststroke events

• Co-holds the 4x100m medley relay world junior record with Taylor Ruck, Penny Oleksiak and Jade Hannah, set in their gold medal-winning performance at the 2017 FINA World Junior Championships

• Has committed to swim for the University of Arizona of the NCAA starting in the fall of 2019


Getting into the Sport: Inspired to compete at the Olympics while watching Annamay Pierse at the London 2012 Games when she was 10… Moved to Victoria to train at the Victoria High Performance Centre at age 14… Outside Interests: Enjoys camping, cliff jumping, and wakeboarding … Wants to become a sportscaster or news reporter once her career is finished … Odds and Ends: Father Brenton was a national waterskiing champion …

Notable International Results

Commonwealth Games: 2018 – 4th (100m breaststroke), 7th (50m breaststroke)

FINA World Junior Championships: 2017 – GOLD (4x100m medley), GOLD (4x100 freestyle), SILVER (50m breaststroke), SILVER (100m breaststroke), 5th (200m breaststroke)

Pan Pacific Championships (Junior): 2016 – 5th (100m breaststroke), 7th (200m breaststroke)