Biography:

Lisa-Mikelberg_600Lisa Mikelberg has wanted to compete at the Olympic Games since watching Beijing 2008 on TV. Since joining the national team in 2008, she has competed at the FINA World Trophy, an event that celebrates the beauty and artistry of synchronized swimming, in 2010, 2011 and 2012. She made her debut at the FINA World Championships in 2013, finishing sixth in the team free and fifth in the non-Olympic combo event. Mikelberg has also competed at other notable events such as the Brazil Open, Spain Open, and German Open.

PERSONAL

Family: Parents Michael and Sherry… Brothers Jamie, Bobby and Jesse… Getting into the Sport: Started synchronized swimming at age 14… Had been a gymnast but quit at age 12… Was asked by a friend to try synchro with her… Outside Interests: Pursuing a Bachelor of Sociology at McGill University… Volunteers as a Big Sister… Sponsors a girl from Cambodia through World Vision… Has travelled to Rwanda to help young children at an elementary school… Has also done service trips to Puerto Rico, Panama, Ecuador and post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Lis… Inspired by Spain’s two-time Olympic silver medallist Gemma Mengual… Always drinks chocolate milk before competing… Favourite quote: “It’s always impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

FINA WCh: 2013 – 6th (team free)

FINA WCup: 2014 – 4th (team free)