Sandrine Mainville is one of Canada’s most reliable relay swimmers, winning two medals at the 2015 Pan Am Games, including gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay in Pan Am record time. She also swam leadoff for the 4x100m freestyle relay team that finished fifth in national record time at the 2015 FINA World Championships and anchored the sixth place 4x100m medley relay. Mainville earned her first senior national team nomination a year after just missing a spot on the 2012 Olympic team. After winning 4x100m freestyle relay bronze and finishing fourth in the 100m freestyle at the 2013 Universiade she made her world championship debut. In 2014 Mainville competed at both the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championships, winning a pair of bronze medals in the 4x100m freestyle relay and 4x100m medley relay in Glasgow where she also advanced to two individual finals.
Family: Father Luc Mainville, mother Chantal Bourgoing… Older brother Julien… Younger sister Ariane has competed in junior international swimming events… Getting into the Sport: Started swimming at age 11… Was disqualified from every race in her first meet because she didn’t know the rules… Has wanted to compete at the Olympics since watching the 2008 Canadian Trials… Outside Interests: Graduated from Cégep Édouard-Montpetit in 2013 (Health Sciences)… Second year at Université de Montréal (Law)… Enjoys cooking, watching TV (especially Suits and New Girl), boating and camping… Has danced since she was 8… Loves all-you-can-eat sushi… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: Everything happens for a reason… Favourite quote: “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do” – Steve Jobs… Always gets on the block from the left side… Nickname: Sandy…
Notable International Results
Pan American Games: 2015 – GOLD (4x100m freestyle relay); SILVER (4x100m medley relay)
Commonwealth Games: 2014 – BRONZE (4x100m freestyle relay), BRONZE (4x100m medley relay), 6th (100m freestyle), 8th (50m butterfly), 10th (50m freestyle)
FINA World Championships: 2013 – 5th (4x100m freestyle), 16th (50m butterfly)
Pan Pacific Championships: 2014 – 22nd (50m freestyle), 28th (100m freestyle)
Universiade: 2013 – BRONZE (4x100m freestyle), 4th (100m freestyle), 8th (50m freestyle), 8th (50m butterfly)