Quick facts

Birthdate

May 24, 1999

Birthplace

Saskatoon, SK

Residence

Saskatoon, SK

Sport

Para Swimming

Experience

Rio 2016

Toronto 2015

At the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Samantha Ryan finished seventh in the SM10 200-m individual medley in a personal best time.

At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Ryan made her first Paralympic final in the 100-m butterfly, finishing 5th in Canadian record time.

Ryan showed the world in 2015 she is one of Canada’s fastest rising stars in Para swimming. At the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games, she swam in seven events, winning silver in the 100-m butterfly. A few weeks earlier, she took fifth place in the same event at the IPC World Championships

At age 15, Ryan was the youngest member on Team Canada at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para swimming Championships in Pasadena. She collected bronze medals in the S10 100-m butterfly and 200-m individual medley, in addition to reaching five other finals.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan Am Games and IPC World Championships … 2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships…Won five medals for Team Saskatchewan at 2013 Canada Games, including two gold…

PERSONAL

Has a condition known as drop foot which makes it difficult to control her feet…Always steps on block with her right foot first… Learned to swim with the Flin Flon Aqua Jets and joined the Saskatoon Goldfins in 2012.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 Commonwealth Games 7th 200-m IM

2016 Paralympic Games 5th 100-m butterfly

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 100-m butterfly

2015 Parapan American Games 4th 400-m freestyle

2015 Parapan American Games 5th 100-m breaststroke

2015 Parapan American Games 6th 100-m freestyle

2015 Parapan American Games 7th 200-M IM

2015 Parapan American Games 8th 50-m freestyle

2015 Parapan American Games 8th 100-m backstroke

2015 IPC World Championships 5th 100-m butterfly

2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships 3rd 100-m fly

2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships 3rd 200-m IM