Jonnie Newman performs with her team

Jonnie Newman


  • Was part of Canada’s sixth place finish in the team acrobatic event at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships 
  • Had previously represented Canada at the World Junior Championships in 2022 when she was 16 years old and the World Youth Championships in 2019 when she was 13 
  • Was a member of the Canadian team that won silver in the team acrobatic event and bronze in the team free event at the 2023 World Artistic Swimming World Cup Super Final; also competed in the duet technical and free events at the Super Final  
  • Joined the senior national team program in 2022

A Little More About Jonnie

Getting into the Sport: Started artistic swimming at age 10 after watching the Rio 2016 Olympic Games… Had been focused on racing since 2010 but her mom noticed that she only watched artistic swimming during the Olympics… Competed in both artistic swimming and sprint kayaking (which she had started when she was 8) until 2022… Was inspired to represent Canada while watching Adam van Koeverden win gold and stand atop the podium at Athens 2004… Outside Interests: Loves watching old movies from the 1990s and listening to old music… Tries to kayak and camp whenever she can… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t”… Athlete role model is New Zealand sprint kayaker Lisa Carrington… 

Notable International Results

World Aquatics Championships: 2023 - 6th (team acrobatic), 14th (team technical)

World Junior Artistic Swimming Championships: 2022 - 6th (team free), 5th (team technical)

World Youth Artistic Swimming Championships: 2019 - 23rd (team), 97th (solo figures)