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.
Reid Coolsaet competed at his first Olympic Games in 2012 and finished 27th in the men’s marathon.
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.
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.
Hilary Caldwell made her Olympic Games debut in 2012 and finished 17th in the 200m backstroke in London.
Michael Tayler was nominated to his first Olympic team and earned a top-20 finish in the K-1 slalom event at London 2012.
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.