Katerine Savard

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Katerine Savard
Personal information
Full name Katerine Savard
National team  Canada
Born (1993-05-26) May 26, 1993 (age 22)
Pont-Rouge, Quebec
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly
Club Club de Natation CSQ

Katerine Savard (born in May 26, 1993) is a Canadian competitive swimmer who specializes in women's butterfly events.[1] She holds several Canadian national records in the butterfly over the 50, 100, and 200-metre distances in both the short and long courses.[2][3][4][5] Savard also holds the Canadian junior butterfly record in the 200 metres. She won the gold medal at the Summer Universiade in the 100-metre butterfly in 2012, while also garnering a medal in the 50-metre butterfly at the 2013 Universiade. Savard is the reigning Commonwealth Games champion in the 100-metre butterfly in Glasgow, where she set the Commonwealth record in the process. At the same games she also won a bronze as a member of the women's 4x100-metre medley relay team.


Savard begins to swim early, her mother afraid of drowning, she dives into the water at the age of 8 months. At this time, she did not like water. She continued to meet her Aquaventure 4 certification, where she stands out for her excellent technique in several strokes and was invited to join the sports team Swim Club UNIK from Pont-Rouge. In 2004, at 10 years old, after a few medals in regional competitions, she received the title of succession of the year of this club.

She takes more taste for competitions and decided in 2006, at age 13, to join the swim club CSQ at Quebec City which offers the Sport-Study swimming in high school the Camaradière.

More intensive training leads her quickly, within a few months, to achieve the standard Youth and to make her first provincial team, the "Triangulaire" in 2007. She made her first provincial record in 2008. She joined her first and only Canadian junior team in 2009 and made her first Canadian record in 2011. From 2010, her performances propel in senior teams despite her 16 years old, having become a national champion in the 100m butterfly. Since then, she is part of the national team and participates in all major games like London Olympics 2012 for which she was selected at just 18 years of age.

Since 2013, she stands out on the international scene and has established a world record of the Summer Universiade in 100-metre butterfly. For 2016, she seeks to achieve a podium at Rio Olympics games.


At the 2013 FINA Swimming World Cup series, she brought three silver medals in butterfly events. At Eindhoven, Netherlands, she took second place in 100-metre butterfly and at Berlin, Germany, she had two second-place finishes in the 50-metre and 100-metre butterfly.[6][7][8]

At the 2013 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona in Spain, she finished 5° with a Canadian record in the 100m Butterfly. She ended the year with the fifth world ranking position in this race.[9]

At the 2013 World Summer Universiade, at Kazan in Russia, Savard broke the Universiade record in the 100-metre butterfly, while also acquiring a medal in the 50-metre butterfly at the games.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics at London in United Kingdoms, she finished 17th overall by only two hundredths of a second in the heats in the women's 100-metre butterfly. However, she still advanced to the semifinals, since Inge Dekker withdrew. She later failed to advance to the final finishing 8th in her heat and a 16th final placement.

She also participated in the 2012 Mare Nostrum where she won six medals. At Barcelona, Spain, she won gold in the 100-metre and 200-metre butterfly and silver in the 50-metre butterfly. At Canet in France, she won silver in the 100-metre butterfly and at Monte Carlo in Monaco she won gold in the 100-metre and bronze in the 200-metre butterfly. She completed the circuit as the third best swimmer.[10][11][12] At the 2014 FINA World Swimming Championships, she finished in 10th place at the 100-metre butterfly and 13th place at the 200-metre butterfly.

Personal best times[edit]


Long course[edit]

Event Time Venue Date Notes
50 m butterfly 26.05 Kazan, Russia July 1, 2013 List of Canadian records in swimming
100 m butterfly 57.27 Victoria, Canada April 4, 2014 List of Canadian records in swimming
200 m butterfly 2:07.61 Victoria, Canada April 5, 2014
50 m freestyle 26.36 Montreal, Canada April 22, 2012
100 m freestyle 56.15 Montreal, Canada July 2, 2011
200 m freestyle 2.00.33 Montreal, Canada June 28, 2014

Short course[edit]

Event Time Venue Date Notes
50 m butterfly 25.90 Eindhoven, Nederland August 8, 2013
100 m butterfly 56.35 Berlin, Germany August 10, 2013 List of Canadian records in swimming
200 m butterfly 2.05.25 Tualatin Hills, USA December 9, 2011
50 m freestyle 25.15 Eindhoven, Nederland August 7, 2013
100 m freestyle 54.86 St-Hyacinthe, Canada March 1, 2013
200 m freestyle 1.58.78 Montreal, Canada February 17, 2013

See also[edit]

  • Facebook fan page[14]
  • French Website[15]