Mabel Zavaros swims butterfly strokeSwimming Canada/Michael P. Hall
Swimming Canada/Michael P. Hall

Mabel Zavaros


  • First represented Canada at the senior international level at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, where she reached the finals of two events (200m butterfly, 100m butterfly), setting personal best times in both
  • Also reached the final of the 200m butterfly at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo
  • Returned to the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and reached the finals of the 800m freestyle and 200m butterfly
  • Held  the Canadian junior record in the 200m butterfly after finishing fourth at the 2017 World Aquatics Junior Championships in 2:09.79; was out-touched for bronze by 0.14 of a second
  • Won two relay gold medals (4x200m freestyle, mixed 4x100m medley) at the 2017 World Aquatics Junior Championships
  • Swam a personal best 8:38.17 to win the 800m freestyle at the 2023 Canadian Trials
  • Swims collegiately for the University of Florida and qualified for the NCAA Championships in 2022 and 2023

A Little More About Mabel

Getting into the Sport: Parents enrolled her in swimming lessons at age six… Odds and Ends: Twin sister Rosie also swims at the University of Florida and has represented Canada at the World Aquatics Junior Championships and Pan Pacific Junior Championships…Mabel is a freestyle and butterfly swimmer, Rosie swims backstroke…

Notable International Results

Commonwealth Games: 2022 – 7th (800m freestyle), 8th (200m butterfly); 2018 – 6th (200m butterfly), 8th (100m butterfly)

Pan Pacific Championships: 2018 – 6th (200m butterfly), 14th (100m butterfly)

World Aquatics Junior Championships: 2017 – GOLD (4x200m freestyle), GOLD (4x100m mixed medley), 4th (200m butterfly) 8th (100m butterfly), 11th (50m butterfly)