Quick facts

Birthdate

January 6, 2001

Birthplace

Kingston, ON

Residence

Kingston, ON

Sport

Para Swimming

Classification

S8/SB8/SM8

Experience

Paris 2024

Rio 2016

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

Abi Tripp was nominated to her third Paralympic Games following the 2024 Paralympic team trials in Toronto.

At the 2023 Para Swimming World Championships in Manchester, Tripp took home a silver medal in the S8 100-metre breaststroke. She reached the final in the 400-metre freestyle, placing eighth, and the 50-metre freestyle, placing fifth.

At the Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships, Tripp placed 4th in the 50-m freestyle and 5th in the 400-m freestyle.

At the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Tripp was disqualified in both the 100-m breaststroke and the women’s 4×100-m medley.

At the London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, Abi Tripp claimed a bronze medal in the 4×100-m freestyle relay 34 points and reached one individual final, placing fifth in the 100-m breaststroke SB7.

In 2018, at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Tripp brought home bronze in the S8 50-m freestyle. A few months later at the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships, Tripp finished fourth in the 200-m individual medley SM8 and fifth in the 100-m backstroke S8.

At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Tripp – just 15 years old at the time – made the finals in the 400-m freestyle (6th), 100-m freestyle (7th) and 200-m individual medley (8th). Her times in the 400 free and 200 IM were also Canadian records.

Tripp started 2016 with a bang. She broke the 13-year-old Canadian record in the women’s SM8 200-m individual medley clocking 2:58.77 at the 2016 Canadian Para Swimming Trials in April 2016. Andrea Cole had held the mark since 2002 at 3:03.04.

Tripp made her major Games debut at the Toronto Parapan American Games in 2015. She finished 4th in the 50-m freestyle, 100-m freestyle, 100-m breaststroke and 200-m IM.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2016, 2020 Paralympic Games… 2019, 2022, 2023 IPC World Championships… 2018 Commonwealth Games… 2015 Parapan American Games…

PERSONAL
Member of CPC’s Athlete Council… Tripp has cerebral palsy which mildly impairs all four of her limbs. She learned how to swim at age seven…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2023 World Championships 100m breaststroke 2nd

2023 World Championships 50m freestyle 5th

2023 World Championships 400m freestyle 8th

2022 World Championships 50m freestyle 4th

2022 World Championships 400m freestyle 5th

2021 Paralympic Games 100m breaststroke DQ

2019 IPC World Championships 4X100m freestyle relay 3rd

2019 IPC World Championships 5th 100 breaststroke

2018 Commonwealth Games 50m freestyle 3rd

2016 Paralympic Games 400m freestyle 6th

2016 Paralympic Games 100m freestyle 7th

2016 Paralympic Games 200m IM 8th

2015 Parapan American Games 100m breaststroke 4th

2015 Parapan American Games 100m freestyle 4th

2015 Parapan American Games 200m IM 4th

2015 Parapan American Games 50m freestyle 4th