Ryan Cochrane
  • Born: 10/29/1988
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 191cm
  • Weight: 82kg
  • Birthplace: Victoria, BC
  • Hometown: Victoria, BC

R. CochraneSince making his senior international debut in 2006, Ryan Cochrane has become one of Canada’s most decorated swimmers ever. At Beijing 2008 he briefly held the Olympic record in the 1500m freestyle before going on to win bronze. He added a silver medal in that same event at London 2012 where he missed the 400m freestyle final by just one-hundredth (0.01) of a second. Cochrane’s eight career medals at the FINA World Championships are the most ever by a Canadian swimmer. He is also just the second person (after Australian legend Grant Hackett) to reach the podium in the 800m and 1500m freestyle events at three straight worlds (2009, 2011, 2013). In 2015 he added his fourth straight world medal in the 1500m freestyle while making a breakthrough to win his first world medal in the 400m freestyle. That came just after he made his Pan Am Games debut at Toronto 2015 where he was a double gold medallist in the 400m and 1500m freestyle events and helped the 4x200m freestyle relay team win bronze. Cochrane capped his Commonwealth Games career in 2014 by successfully defending his 400m and 1500m freestyle titles. He is a six-time medallist at the Pan Pacific Championships, including three gold. For all of his accomplishments, Cochrane was named Canadian Male Swimmer of the Year seven straight times from 2008 to 2014.


Family: Parents John and Donna Cochrane… Twin brother Devon… Younger brother Liam… Getting into the Sport: Started swimming in a Red Cross Learn to Swim program at age 4… Became competitive at a summer camp when he was 8… Outside Interests: Graduated from the University of Victoria in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology… Affiliated with Classroom Champions and Community Living Victoria…Odds and Ends: Always travels with his iPod, music is very important… Has a tattoo of the Olympic Rings on his left shoulder…


FINA World Championships: 2015 – BRONZE (1500m freestyle), BRONZE (400m freestyle), 10th (800m freestyle); 2013 – SILVER (1500m freestyle), BRONZE (800m freestyle), 4th (400m freestyle); 2011 – SILVER (1500m freestyle), SILVER (800m freestyle), 5th (400m freestyle); 2009 – SILVER (1500m freestyle), BRONZE (800m freestyle), 7th (400m freestyle); 2007 – 15th (1500m freestyle), 8th (800m freestyle), 19th (400m freestyle)

Pan American Games: 2015 – GOLD (400m freestyle), GOLD (1500m freestyle), BRONZE (4x200m freestyle relay)

Commonwealth Games: 2014 – GOLD (1500m freestyle), GOLD (400m freestyle), 10th (200m freestyle); 2010 – GOLD (1500m freestyle), GOLD (400m freestyle); 2006 – 5th (1500m freestyle), 8th (400m freestyle)

Pan Pacific Championships: 2014 – GOLD (800m freestyle), SILVER (1500m freestyle), 4th (400m freestyle); 2010 – GOLD (800m freestyle), GOLD (1500m freestyle), SILVER (400m freestyle); 2006 – BRONZE (800m freestyle), 4th (1500m freestyle), 7th (400m freestyle)

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2012 LondonOlympic Summer GamesAquatics - SwimmingFreestyle 1,500m - Men - Silver
2012 LondonOlympic Summer GamesAquatics - SwimmingFreestyle 400m - Men - 9
2008 BeijingOlympic Summer GamesAquatics - SwimmingFreestyle 1,500m - Men - Bronze
2008 BeijingOlympic Summer GamesAquatics - SwimmingFreestyle 400m - Men - 9
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