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Margo Erlam


Margo Erlam qualified to make her Olympic debut at Paris 2024 when she won the women’s 3m springboard event at the Canadian Diving Trials in May 2024. With an outstanding final dive, she defeated two-time Olympian and world championship medallist Pamela Ware. 

Though Erlam had competed in World Aquatics Diving Grand Prix events since 2017, it was in 2022 that she entered some of the biggest international meets for the first time. In her debut at the World Aquatics Championships, she finished fifth in the women’s 3m synchro event with Mia Vallée and was a finalist in the individual 1m springboard event. The following month, Erlam won bronze with Vallée in the women’s 3m synchro at the 2022 Commonwealth Games where she also placed fifth in the 3m springboard. She had proven herself ready for those meets by winning both the 1m and 3m springboard events at the 2022 Winter National Championships in Saskatoon.  

When she was 16, Erlam made a big move to further her diving career, leaving her home in Calgary to train at the Saskatoon Diving Club. She lived with the family of Olympian Rylan Wiens for a year and a half before moving out on her own at age 17. 

As a junior athlete, Erlam won gold on the 3m springboard at the 2015 Junior Pan American Championships. She went on to compete at the World Aquatics Junior Championships in 2016 and 2018.  

A Little More About Margo

Getting into the Sport: Started diving at age four, following older sister Martine into the sport… Outside Interests: Studying sociology at the University of Saskatchewan… Odds and Ends: Received a Bitove Indigenous Award from the Canadian Olympic Foundation in 2022… 

Notable International Results

Commonwealth Games: 2022 – BRONZE (3m synchro w/ Vallée), 5th (3m), 9th (1m), 6th (mixed 3m synchro w/ Hattie) 

World Aquatics Championships: 2022 – 5th (3m synchro w/ Vallée), 9th (1m), 29th (3m) 

World Junior Championships: 2018 – 14th (10m), 23rd (3m); 2016 (14-15) – 8th (10m), 12th (3m)