PICKREM Sydney

21 May 1997
24
Female
TAMPA, FL
 
United States of America
TORONTO, ON
 
Canada

Events and Medals

Schedule

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Start Time Location Event Status
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
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Tokyo Aquatics Centre
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Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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Olympic Games
YearLocation200IndMed400IndMed
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA6th (2:11.22)H (4:38.06)

World Championships
YearLocation200Breast200IndMed400IndMed4x100Medley W
2019Gwangju, KOR3rd (2:22.90)3rd (2:08.70)4th (4:36.72)3rd (3:53.58)
2017Budapest, HUN-8th (DSQ)3rd (4:32.88)-
2015Kazan, RUS-6th (2:10.32)H (4:40.60)-

Pan Pacific Championships
YearLocation200Breast200IndMed
2018Tokyo, JPN5th (2:24.73)2nd (2:09.07)

Champions Swim Series overview - Three best ranks per season and event since 2019
Year200Back100Breast200Breast200IndMed
20201 x 3rd, 1 x 4th2 x 4th2 x 4th1 x 1st, 1 x 2nd
2019---1 x 2nd

Champions Swim Series - Ten best performances since 2019
RankYearEventLocationResult
12020200m Individual MedleyBeijing, CHN2:09.26
22020200m Individual MedleyShenzhen, CHN2:10.84
22019200m Individual MedleyIndianapolis, IN, USA2:08.61
32020200m BackstrokeBeijing, CHN2:12.78
42020200m BackstrokeShenzhen, CHN2:13.30
42020100m BreaststrokeBeijing, CHN1:10.12
42020100m BreaststrokeShenzhen, CHN1:09.59
42020200m BreaststrokeBeijing, CHN2:30.31
42020200m BreaststrokeShenzhen, CHN2:29.36


Legend
Free - Freestyle, Back - Backstroke, Breast - Breaststroke, Fly - Butterfly, IndMed - Individual Medley, SF - Semifinal, H - Heats, DNS - Did Not Start, M - Men, W - Women, X - Mixed, DSQ - Disqualified, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not swim in final
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Syd (olympic.ca, 27 Mar 2016)
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Athlete
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Physiology - Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
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English
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Toronto Swim Club [Canada]
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Ben Titley [national], GBR; John Atkinson [national]
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Her father Darren played ice hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League [QMJHL]. (olympic.ca, 27 Mar 2016)
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In May 2012 she suffered an injury to her ankle that meant she was unable to do any breaststroke training for three months. (tampabay.com, 12 Dec 2012)
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She began swimming at age six at East Lake Woodlands Country Club in Oldsmar, FL, United States of America. (floridaswimnetwork.com, 29 Aug 2013)
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Her brother was a swimmer and she also wanted to try the sport. (olympic.ca, 27 Mar 2016)
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To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (swimming.ca, 07 Apr 2019)
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She trains at the High Performance Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada. (swimontario.com, 05 Mar 2021)
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"We always say it's who wants it more, and that's the mentality in the end - it's just trying to get your hand on the wall first." (CBC Sports YouTube channel, 26 Jul 2019)
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While representing Texas A&M University [TAMU], she was named 2019 Southeastern Conference Swimmer of the Year in the United States of America. That year she was also named TAMU Female Swimmer of the Year. (dulcedo.com, 15 Mar 2020; texags.com, 16 Apr 2019; secsports.com, 11 Apr 2019)

She was named 2012 Youth Swimmer of the Year by Swimming Canada. (islandswimming.com, 25 Nov 2012)

General Interest

General
MEDLEY STRATEGY
She said she approaches the first half of the 200m individual medley [IM] differently to the second, primarily because she believes butterfly, the first stroke of the medley, is her weakest. "To get through the first hundred for me it's like, 'Okay, the race really starts'. I get nervous, but I get more excited as I finish my first hundred, just because I know everything is getting stronger as I go. I can see in my peripherals who's next to me, but I just try and stay in my own race because I know I swim IM differently than a lot of people. You can't get wrapped up in what someone else is doing just because you never know what their strong stroke is and their weak stroke is. [The second half of the race] is where I'm definitely a racer. With my times in my last hundred split, I've felt like crap sometimes, I've felt so bad in the water and I've swum my best swims, or I've felt so good in the water and I did not swim very well. So I just try not to think about it." (CBC Sports YouTube channel, 26 Jul 2019)

DUAL NATIONALITY
Born in the United States of America, she has both US and Canadian citizenship. Her parents are from Halifax, NS, Canada. (tampabay.com, 19 Sep 2013; swimming.ca, 29 Aug 2013)

FUTURE CAREER
After she finishes competitive swimming she is interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy. (swimming.ca, 01 Sep 2019)

Legend
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Bronze Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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