Jonathan Dieleman

Jonathan Dieleman


Jonathan Dieleman made a spectacular international debut at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games with a silver medal in the 50-m breaststroke. That performance was a Canadian record, which he went on to better twice in early 2016. He dedicated his record performance at the 2016 Para-swimming team trials to his recently deceased grandfather.

The oldest of six boys, Dieleman grew up on a farm, was involved in 4-H and has played guitar since he was 13. A rodeo fan, he rode bareback and bulls before breaking his back in a dirt biking accident in 2010. Dieleman was four years old when he first learned to swim in a lake near his home. He returned to the pool about six months after his accident. Besides swimming, Dieleman also competes in para-triathlon.


2015 – silver medal in 50-m breaststroke at Parapan American Games


Grew up in Smithers, B.C…. Paralympic swimmer Scott Patterson is a training partner… After the Parapan American Games he moved to Richmond, B.C., and began training with coach Robert Pettifer at the Richmond Rapids Swim Club…


2015 Parapan American Games  3rd 50-m breaststroke



2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming50m Breaststroke - Mensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming4 x 50m Freestyle Relay - Mixedbronze


Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 50m Breaststroke - Men 5
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 9
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Breaststroke - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 150m Individual Medley - Men 7
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay - Mixed 3