Chris Renaud (swimmer)

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Chris Renaud
Personal information
Full name Christopher Renaud
Nickname(s) "Chris"
National team  Canada
Born (1976-08-29) August 29, 1976 (age 40)
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
College team University of Calgary

Christopher Renaud (born August 29, 1976) is a former backstroke swimmer from Canada, who competed in two consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1996.[1] His highlights include setting a world record in the short course 50-metre backstroke in 1997, and won several Canadian titles. He is an alumnus of Bishop Carroll High School.

Renaud was the first Canadian to break the two-minute barrier in the 200-metre backstroke, clocking 1:59.81 at the national championships in 1996, held just after the 1996 Olympics. He temporarily retired in 1997 to re-examine his career options, however he returned to Canada in 1998 and competed at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. His father Raymond Renaud played hockey for the Montreal Junior Canadiens in 1967.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chris Renaud". Sports-Reference. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2000 Games / Team Canada / Chris Renaud". Slam! Sports/Canoe. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 

Preceded by
Jeff Rouse
Men's 50-metre backstroke
world record-holder (short course)

28 February 1997 – 11 December 1998
Succeeded by
Thomas Rupprath