Devin Gotell

Devin Gotell

 

In 2015, Devin Gotell continued to prove himself as one of the most experienced racers on the Canadian para-swimming team. He followed up a strong 2014 season by qualifying for the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games. At the Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships Gotell placed second in the 50-metre, 100-m and 400-m freestyle.

In 2014 Gotell won a silver medal in the 400-m freestyle at the Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships.

His international development continued in 2013 at the IPC World Championships in Montreal. He reached two finals, placing sixth in the 400-m freestyle and seventh in the 100-m backstroke.

He competed at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in four events and reached the final in the 400-m freestyle, placing seventh, and also competed in the 100-m backstroke.

After making the Canadian team for the 2006 IPC World Championships, he produced his first big international splash with six medals at the 2007 Para Pan Am Games which included a 15-second improvement on his world championship time in the 200-m individual medley.

As a member of the 2008 Paralympic Games team in Beijing, Gotell finished seventh in the 400-m freestyle and eighth in the 100-m backstroke. He describes those Games as a stepping stone in his career.

The 200-m IM was his key event at the 2011 Para Pan Pacific Championships as he won a silver medal and reached three other finals.

A journalism student, Gotell joined the Antigonish Aquanauts at age 13 and quickly made an impact, winning gold in the 100m IM at the 2005 Canada Summer Games in Regina, Sask.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming400m Freestyle - Mengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Backstroke - Mensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Mensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming400m Freestyle - Mensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Backstroke - Mensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Freestyle - Menbronze
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 4
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 3
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Men 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Butterfly - Men 3
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 3
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 4
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 14
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 7
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 9
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 11
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 7
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 8
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Butterfly - Men 17
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 13