Nydia Langill

Nydia Langill


Nydia Langill qualified to compete at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow and the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.

At the Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships, Langill notched a pair of fourth-place finishes in S7 100-metre freestyle and 200-m individual medley.

Langill was on Team Canada for the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif. and raced to three finals. She was sixth in the 100-m breaststroke and 50-m freestyle and seventh in the 100-m freestyle. She hopes it’s her first steps to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

She lists four people as her biggest influences: Her father, Brett Langill, for convincing her she was able to achieve her dreams; her mother, Claudia, for her unwavering support; her first swimming coach, Rafael Polinario, who instilled her love of swimming and Vicki Keith for her dedication to para-swimming.

Langill was born nine weeks premature and diagnosed at 18 months with a mild form of cerebral palsy. As an infant she underwent several surgeries on bones and muscles affected by her condition. Her orthopedic surgeon suggested that swimming would be good for Langill in her recovery. She learned to walk in the pool and has been unstoppable ever since. She hopes to educate people about people with disabilities and their potential as well as coach other para-swimmers.


Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 4
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Women 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 10
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Butterfly - Women 10
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 6