Kevin Kowalyk made his Olympic debut in 2012 in the men’s double sculls event. He and partner Michael Braithwaite finished 12th in the competition.
Kowalyk competed at the 2011 World Championships in the men’s coxless four finishing seventh and was ninth in the double sculls at the 2011 World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland with partner Braithwaite. Twice he won the Royal Canadian Henley in the men’s single sculls, in 2007 and in 2009.
An engineering student at the University of Manitoba, Kowalyk raced recreationally at the Winnipeg Rowing Club for five years before getting noticed by the national team.