Swimmer Ella Jansen races freestyle(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Ella Jansen


Ella Jansen has competed at two editions of the World Aquatics Championships, in 2023 and 2024. At the latter, she swam in the prelims of the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay in which Canada went on to win bronze. Her individual highlight of the meet was cracking the top-10 in the 400m individual medley.

In 2023, Jansen won five medals at the World Junior Swimming Championships, highlighted by her silver medal in the 400m IM to which she added four relay medals.

Jansen was named Swimming Canada’s 2022 Breakout Swimmer of the Year. After winning bronze medals in the 400m IM, 400m freestyle, and 200m butterfly at the Canadian Swimming Trials, Jansen was selected to compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. She contributed to two relay medals and finished fifth in the 400m IM. Jansen also competed at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in 2022, winning bronze in the 4x100m freestyle relay.

Jansen competed in her first World Aquatics Swimming World Cup event in October 2022.

A Little More About Ella

Getting into the Sport: Started swimming at age 6… Odds and Ends: Listens to happy music during her activation because she swims best when she’s in a really good mood… Collects pins for her swim bag… 

Notable International Results

Commonwealth Games: 2022 - 9th (200m butterfly), 7th (400m freestyle), 5th (400m IM), BRONZE (mixed 4x100m freestyle relay), SILVER (4x200m freestyle relay)

World Aquatics Championships: 2024 - 20th (200m butterfly),10th (400m IM), 21st (400m freestyle), BRONZE (4x100m freestyle relay), 6th (4x200m freestyle relay); 2023 - 17th (400m IM), 22nd (400m freestyle), 6th (4x200m freestyle relay)

World Aquatics Junior Swimming Championships: 2023 – 4th (400m freestyle), 5th (200m freestyle), 6th (100m butterfly), 7th (200m IM), SILVER (400m IM), SILVER (4x100m medley relay), BRONZE (4x100m freestyle relay), BRONZE (mixed 4x100m freestyle relay), BRONZE (4x200m freestyle relay), 4th (mixed 4x100m medley relay)