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 23)
Pont-Rouge, Quebec
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, freestyle
Club Club Aquatique Montreal CAMO

Katerine Savard (born in May 26, 1993) is a Canadian competitive swimmer who specializes in women's butterfly events and freestyle relay.[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. Savard also holds the Canadian junior butterfly record in the 200-metre event. 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 4×100-metre medley relay team.

Personal[edit]

Savard began to swim early, her mother afraid of drowning, she dove 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.

Within months, intensive training led her 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. In 2010, her performances escalated on senior teams, despite her 16 years old age, becoming a national champion in the 100-metre butterfly. In 2016, she is part of the national team and has participated in many major games including 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 achieved a bronze at Rio Olympics games.

Career[edit]

At the 2015 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia, she finished 5th in the 100-metre butterfly. She ended the year with the seventh world ranking position in this race. She also finished fifth in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

At the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, she won three medals. Gold and Canadian record in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay and two bronze medals in 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter freestyle relay.

In 2014 at 12th Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, she won bronze medal in the 4×100-metre medley relay.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, she won a gold medal and set a new Commonwealth record in the 100-metre butterfly and bronze medal in the 4×100-metre medley relay.

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.

At the 2013 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona in Spain, she finished 5th with a Canadian record in the 100-metre butterfly. She ended the year with the fifth world ranking position in this race.

At the 2013 World Summer Universiade in Kazan, 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 in London, 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. 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.

In 2016, she was officially named to Canada's Olympic team for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2]

In April 2017, Savard was named to Canada's 2017 World Aquatics Championships team in Budapest, Hungary.[3][4]

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 55.14 Montreal, Canada June 26, 2015
200 m freestyle 1.58.70 Toronto, Canada July 15, 2015

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 54.36 St-Hyacinthe, Canada March 1, 2013
200 m freestyle 1.55.87 Doha, Qatar December 2, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Katerine Savard". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Archived from the original on May 18, 2013. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Olympic Team Nominated for Rio 2016". Swimming Canada. Swimming Canada. 10 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Sutherland, James (9 April 2017). "Canada To Send 26 Pool, 6 Open Water Swimmers To World Championships". www.swimswam.com. Swim Swam. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Sydney Pickrem Sets Canadian Record, Team Canada Named on Exciting Final Night at Trials". www.swimming.ca/. Swimming Canada. 9 April 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2017.