Kelsey Wog swims breaststroke in a raceDarren Calabrese/COC
Darren Calabrese/COC

Kelsey Wog


Kelsey Wog earned her place on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Team by winning the 100m breaststroke at the Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials in a personal best time of 1:06.77. She also won gold in the 200m breaststroke and silver in the 200m individual medley. In her Olympic debut, Wog qualified for the semifinals of the 200m breaststroke.

In her first appearance at the World Aquatics Championships in 2019, Wog reached the final of the 200m breaststroke, finishing sixth. She had qualified for the team with her performance at the 2019 Canadian Trials, where she finished second in the 200m breaststroke and the 200m individual medley. Wog returned to the World Aquatics Championships in 2022. She came home with a bronze medal after swimming in the preliminary heats of the 4x100m medley relay. Individually, she finished fourth in the 200m breaststroke.  

Wog won her first Swimming World Cup medals in the fall of 2022, taking bronze in the 200m breaststroke in Toronto and Indianapolis.

Wog qualified for the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships by winning 200m breaststroke gold and 200m IM silver at the national trials. At the Pan Pacs, she was part of Canada’s fourth-place finish in the medley relay and was also a finalist in the 100m and 200m breaststroke and the 200m IM. 

Wog won a gold medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2017 Universiade after swimming in the morning heat for Canada. She also made the semifinals in her individual events. While competing for the University of Manitoba, in 2019-20 Wog won the U Sports Female Athlete of the Year, Swimmer of the Year, and was named an Academic All-Canadian as she won all three breaststroke events (50m, 100m, 200m) plus the 200m IM at the U Sports Swimming Championships. 

Wog competed at her first Olympic Trials in 2016 where she won a bronze medal in the 200m, which earned her a spot at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships where she won two individual medals, silver in the 200m breaststroke and bronze in the 100m breaststroke. She closed out 2016 by competing at the short course FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Windsor, Ontario where she won silver in the 200m breaststroke.  

Wog made her international debut for Canada at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. She raced in two individual finals as well as two relay finals. A year later, she earned her first national titles, winning the 100m and 200m breaststroke events at the 2015 Canadian Swimming Championships.

A Little More About Kelsey

Getting into the Sport: Started swimming at age 7… Outside Interests: Graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture – Plant Biotechnology…Enjoys spending time with her pet reptiles and cycling… Odds and Ends: Collects Starbucks travel mugs…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
Tokyo 2020Swimming100m Breaststroke - Women23
Tokyo 2020Swimming200m Breaststroke - Women16

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2020 - 23rd (100m breaststroke), 16th (200m breaststroke)

Youth Olympic Games: 2014 - 13th (100m breaststroke), 6th (200m breaststroke), 8th (200m IM), 28th (50m freestyle), 8th (4x100m free relay), 5th (4x100m medley relay), 16th (4x100m mixed medley relay)

World Aquatics Championships: 2022 – 4th (200m breaststroke), BRONZE (4x100m medley relay); 2019 – 6th (200m breaststroke), 15th (200m IM)

Pan Pacific Championships: 2018 – 4th (4x100m medley relay), 6th (200m IM), 6th (200m breaststroke), 6th (100m breaststroke)

Universiade: 2017 – GOLD (4x00m freestyle relay), 5th (4x100m medley relay), 11th (100m breaststroke), 14th (50m breaststroke)

FINA World Championships (25m): 2022 – 5th (4x200m freestyle relay), 10th (200m breaststroke); 2016 - SILVER (200m breaststroke)