In 2012, Eric Gillis returned to the Olympic Games for the second consecutive time in his career. In London, he placed 22nd in the men’s marathon.
Dylan Wykes competed at his first Olympic Games in 2012 and finished 20th in the men’s marathon. Wykes qualified for the London Games by running a personal best at the Rotterdam Marathon in the Netherlands and posted a time of two hours, 10 minutes, 47 seconds. It was the second fastest marathon time ever posted by a Canadian.
Reid Coolsaet competed at his first Olympic Games in 2012 and finished 27th in the men’s marathon.
Blake Worsley competed at the London 2012 Games as a first-time Olympian in the 200m freestyle event, finishing 17th overall. Worsley was also part of the 4x200m freestyle relay team with Colin Russell, Tobias Oriwol and Alec Page that finished 14th.
In her first Olympic Games, Tera Van Beilen had a top-10 finish in the 100m breaststroke. She also competed in the 200m breaststroke finishing 21st and was a member of the 4x100m medley that finished in 12th place, along with Julia Wilkinson, Katherine Savard and Samantha Cheverton.
One of Canada’s top butterfly specialists, Savard made her Olympic debut at London 2012. She qualified for the semifinals of the 100m butterfly, finishing 16th overall. She also posted a 19th place finish in the 200m butterfly.
Sinead Russell made her Olympic Games debut in London 2012 and finished eighth in the 200m backstroke and 16th in the 100m backstroke.
Amanda Reason qualified for her first Olympic Games in 2012 and finished just off the podium in fourth place in the 4x200m freestyle relay with teammates Barbara Jardin, Samantha Cheverton and Brittany MacLean.
Alec Page competed at the London Games as a first-time Olympian in the 400m individual medley event, finishing 23rd overall. Page was also part of the 4x200m freestyle relay team that finished 14th, with Colin Russell, Tobias Oriwol and Blake Worsley.
Heather MacLean competed in her first Olympic Games as a member of the 4x100m freestyle team with Victoria Poon, Julia Wilkinson and Samantha Cheverton and finished 11th overall.
Brittany MacLean was one of the younger members of the Canadian Olympic Team in her Games debut in London at age 18. MacLean finished seventh in the 400m freestyle and just off the podium in fourth place in the 4x200m freestyle with teammates Barbara Jardin, Samantha Cheverton and Amanda Reason.
Barbara Jardin had two top-10 finishes in her Olympic Games debut in 2012. Competing in the 200m freestyle event, Jardin finished in 10th place. She also finished just off the podium in fourth place in the 4x200m freestyle with teammates Amanda Reason, Samantha Cheverton and Brittany MacLean.
Andrew Ford made his Olympic Games debut in 2012 in London and finished in 15th place in the 200m individual…
Hilary Caldwell made her Olympic Games debut in 2012 and finished 17th in the 200m backstroke in London.
Samantha Cheverton made her Olympic Games debut in 2012 and competed in four events. Individually, Cheverton finished 11th in the 200m freestyle.
At the 2012 Olympic Games, Charles Francis placed in the top-15 in the 100m backstroke.
Michael Tayler was nominated to his first Olympic team and earned a top-20 finish in the K-1 slalom event at London 2012.
World class triathlete Paula Findlay made her Olympic debut at the London 2012 Olympic Games, finishing 52nd overall.
Mark de Jonge captured bronze in 2012 at his first Olympic Games in the inaugural K-1 200m race. The native of Halifax, Nova Scotia qualified an Olympic berth for Canada with his sixth place finish at the 2011 World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.