Tera van Beilen
|Full name||Tera van Beilen|
March 30, 1993 |
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||71 kg (157 lb)|
|Club||Oakville Aquatic Club|
|College team||University of British Columbia|
In 2012, while competing in the Canadian Olympic trials in Montreal, Van Beilen had qualified for the Olympics. She placed first with a time of 2:24.03, ahead of Canadian swimmer Martha McCabe with a time of 2:24.81. Van Beilen's timing placed her second in the world for 2012, behind the 2:22.73 time of reigning American Olympic champion Rebecca Soni.
During the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Van Beilen received much attention as a Canadian Olympian. She participated in the women's 100-metre and 200-metre breaststroke categories, as well as the women's 4x100-metre medley relay. While competing in the women's 100-metre breaststroke, she proceeded to the semi-finals, only to be eliminated in a swim-off with Alia Atkinson of Jamaica.
Outside of the 2012 Olympic Games, Van Beilen competes regularly in local, provincial, and international level swimming competitions. She is currently attending the University of British Columbia studying kinesiology, and is an active member of the UBC Thunderbirds university swimming team. She has also achieved personal bests of 1:07.37 in the 100-metre breaststroke, and 2:24.03 in the 200-metre breaststroke.
- London 2012 Archived 2012-07-29 at the Wayback Machine.
- http://www.london2012.com/swimming/event/women-100m[permanent dead link] breaststroke/phase=sww031200/index.html