Chelsey Gotell

Chelsey Gotell

 

Born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Chelsey Gotell started swimming at the age of eight. At age 13 she discovered paralympic swimming and soon after was selected to represent Canada at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games where she was the youngest member of the Canadian delegation. Over the next decade Chelsey became a three-time Paralympian, a 12-time Paralympic medallist and world record holder in numerous events.

Outside of the pool, Chelsey obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McMaster University and is currently a student at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. She has served as the Athlete Services Officer for the Canadian Paralympic Team Mission Staff at the London 2012, Sochi 2014, TORONTO 2015 Games and will add her fourth Games as staff this summer at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. She worked for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee for over four years.

In her spare time, she is a passionate athlete advocate for sport and the Paralympic movement and a motivational speaker who believes in what the power of sport can do to positively change lives. She is currently the Vice-Chair of the Canadian Paralympic Committee's Athlete Council.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2008 Beijing ParalympicsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Womengold
2008 Beijing ParalympicsSwimming100m Backstroke - Womengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming50m Freestyle - Womengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Backstroke - Womengold
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming100m Backstroke - Womengold
2008 Beijing ParalympicsSwimming100m Freestyle - Womensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Freestyle - Womensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming400m Freestyle - Womensilver
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming100m Breaststroke - Womensilver
2008 Beijing ParalympicsSwimming100m Butterfly - Womenbronze
2008 Beijing ParalympicsSwimming400m Freestyle - Womenbronze
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Womenbronze
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Womenbronze
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming50m Freestyle - Womenbronze
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming100m Freestyle - Womenbronze
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Womenbronze
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming50m Freestyle - Womenbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 6
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 2
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Women 3
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Women 1
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Butterfly - Women 3
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 1
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Women 4
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 100m Butterfly - Women 5
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 3
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 3
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 3
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Women 4
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Women 1
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 3
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 4
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Women 2
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 3
Games Sport Event Result
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 400m Freestyle - Women 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Women 1
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 3
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 1