Abi swimming

Abi Tripp



Para swimming


Kingston, ON

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 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.

Year Type
Host City
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


2018 Commonwealth Games… 2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan American Games…



Tripp has cerebral palsy which mildly impairs all four of her limbs. She learned how to swim at age seven… When her swimming career is over, Tripp wants to be an occupational therapist or swim coach.



2018 Commonwealth Games 50-m freestyle 3rd

2016 Paralympic Games 400-m freestyle 6th

2016 Paralympic Games 100-m freestyle 7th

2016 Paralympic Games 200-m IM 8th

2015 Parapan American Games 100-m breaststroke 4th

2015 Parapan American Games 100-m freestyle 4th

2015 Parapan American Games  200-m IM 4th

2015 Parapan American Games 50-m freestyle 4th