Aurélie Rivard

Aurélie Rivard

 

Aurélie Rivard established herself as one of the top para-swimmers in the world in 2015 at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Toronto Parapan American Games.

At the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, she collected seven medals (six gold and one silver) including a world record performance in the 100-m freestyle. A few weeks earlier in Glasgow, she broke two Canadian records with victories in the 50-m and 400-m freestyles.

Rivard made her first major international breakthrough at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. At those Games, at age 16, she won the silver medal in the 400-metre freestyle and reached finals in four other events. At the 2013 IPC World Championships in Montreal, Rivard was the only Canadian swimmer to win five medals (three silver and two bronze).

She was one of three Canadian para-swimmers at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She earned a bronze in the 200-m individual medley.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 Parapan Am Games… 2010, 2013 and 2015  IPC World Championships…2014 Commonwealth Games… 2012 Paralympic Games…Swimming Canada’s female para-swimmer of the year in 2014 and 2015… As of May 2016, held world record in 100-m freestyle and Canadian records in 50, 100, 200, 400, 800-m freestyles and 100-m butterfly.

PERSONAL

Has a twin sister Charlotte… Her father André Rivard played goal in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League…Discovered by her current coach France Latendresse.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan Am Games 1st 50-m freestyle
2015 Parapan Am Games 1st 100-m freestyle
2015 Parapan Am Games 1st 400-m freestyle
2015 Parapan Am Games 1st 100-m butterfly
2015 Parapan Am Games 1st 100-m backstroke
2015 Parapan Am Games 1st 200-m individual medley
2015 Parapan Am Games 2nd 100-m breaststroke
2015 IPC World Championships 1st 50-m freestyle
2015 IPC World Championships 1st 400-m freestyle
2015 IPC World Championships 2nd 200-m individual medley
2015 IPC World Championships 2nd 100-m freestyle
2014 Commonwealth Games 3rd 200-m individual medley
2013 IPC World Championships 2nd 200-m, individual medley
2013 IPC World Championships 2nd 400-m freestyle
2013 IPC World Championships 3rd 50-m freestyle
2013 IPC World Championships 3rd 100-m freestyle
2013 IPC World Championships 2nd 4X100-m freestyle relay (34 pts)
2012 Paralympic Games 2nd 400-m freestyle
2010 IPC World Championships 6th 400-m freestyle
 

 

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Freestyle - Womengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Backstroke - Womengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Womengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming50m Freestyle - Womengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming400m Freestyle - Womengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Butterfly - Womengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Breaststroke - Womensilver
2012 London ParalympicsSwimming400m Freestyle - Womensilver

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 400m Freestyle - Women 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Women 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Women 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Butterfly - Women 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 1
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 6
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 4
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Women 2
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Women 5
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Women 13
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 6