Amanda Reason

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Amanda Reason
Personal information
Full name Amanda Reason
National team  Canada
Born (1993-08-22) August 22, 1993 (age 24)
Scarborough, Ontario
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke, Freestyle
Club Etobicoke Swim Club
College team University of Calgary

Amanda Reason (born August 22, 1993) is a Canadian breaststroke swimmer and a former world-record holder in the 50-metre breaststroke (long course).


On July 8, 2009, Reason burst onto the international scene when she posted a 30.23 world record time for the 50-metre breaststroke. Reason is the first Canadian female to break a world record in a long course pool since Allison Higson accomplished the feat in the 200-metre breaststroke in 1988.[1] At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships, Reason finished seventh in the 50-metre breaststroke.[2] Reason qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, with her teammate, Brittany MacLean. She also competed for the Canadian women's 4x200-metre freestyle relay team that finished fourth with a time of 7.50.65.[3]

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Preceded by
Jade Edmistone
Women's 50-metre breaststroke
world record-holder (long course)

July 8, 2009 – August 2, 2009
Succeeded by
Yuliya Yefimova