Katie Brambley

Katie Brambley
Personal information
Full name Katie Brambley
National team  Canada
Born (1979-02-05) February 5, 1979 (age 40)
Victoria, British Columbia
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Pacific Dolphins Swim Club

Katie Brambley (born February 5, 1979) is a Canadian former swimmer who specialized in middle-distance freestyle events.[1] She captured two bronze medals from the 1995 Pan American Games, and later represented Canada at the 2000 Summer Olympics. During her sporting career, Brambley also trained for the Pacific Dolphins Swim Club, under head coach Tom Johnson, while taking up a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of British Columbia.[2][3]

Brambley made her official debut at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina, where she collected two bronze medals each in the 400-metre freestyle (4:18.74), and as a member of the Canadian squad, in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay (8:08.25).[4]

At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Brambley competed only in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay.[5] On the fifth night of the Games, the Canadians pulled off a fifth-place finish in the final with a time of 8:02.65, nearly five seconds off the Olympic record set by the Americans.[6] Teaming with Jessica Deglau, Jen Button and Shannon Shakespeare in heat one on the morning prelims, Brambley swam the third leg and recorded a split of 2:02.40 to post a seventh-seeded time for the Canadians in 8:07.12.[7][8][9]

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Katie Brambley". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  2. ^ Mason, Bruce (September 7, 2000). "Athletes dive into Olympics". University of British Columbia. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  3. ^ Korn, Alison. "Katie Brambley: Olympic swimmer, community volunteer, sports administrator". Commonwealth Games Canada. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  4. ^ Robb, Sharon (March 15, 1995). "Quick Change Doesn't Suit U.S. Swimmer". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  5. ^ "Swimming – Women's 4×200m Freestyle Relay Startlist (Heat 1)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  6. ^ Whitten, Phillip (20 September 2000). "Olympic Day 5 Finals (200 Breast, 100 Free, 200 Fly, 800 Free Relay)". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
  7. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 4×200m Freestyle Relay Heat 1" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 358. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 19, 2011. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
  8. ^ "Results from the Summer Olympics – Swimming (Women's 4×200m Freestyle Relay)". Canoe.ca. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  9. ^ "Results from Swimming – Day 5 Prelims". Sydney 2000. Canoe.ca. Retrieved June 19, 2013.

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