Para swimming


Parksville, BC


Nicholas Bennett was one of Canada’s revelations in Para swimming at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima. Only 15, he won three gold medals and added a silver in the S14 class to boost his chances for Tokyo 2020. 

He will be competing for Canada at his first Paralympic Games in Tokyo, where he will be the youngest member of the swim team. 

In April 2019, Bennett received the Male Para Swim of the Meet at the Canadian Swimming Trials for his golden performance in the S14 200m freestyle. He broke the Canadian record in that race as well as in the 100m freestyle and 200m individual medley. He finished the competition with a gold, three silver and a bronze in the multi-class races.

At the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials, he won four medals and lowered national S14 marks in the 50m free, 100 free and 50 breaststroke. The competition was to determine the Canadian team for the Para Pan Pacific Championships, but at 14, Bennett was too young to be on the team at the time.


Four medals including three gold at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games… At the end of 2019 he lowered four world short court records in the S14 category…


Leading up to the Parapan Ams, his sister Haley Bennett, a former competitive swimmer, was helping him prepare for Lima…


2021 Paralympic Games 100m breaststroke 5th 
2021 Paralympic Games 200m freestyle 6th 
2021 Paralympic Games 200 individual medley 7th
2019 Parapan American Games 100m breaststroke 1st 
2019 Parapan American Games 200m freestyle 1st 
2019 Parapan American Games 200m individual medley 1st 
2019 Parapan American Games 100m butterfly 2nd 

Year Type
Host City
2020 Summer
Tokyo, Japan
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
3 gold medals

3 gold medals

1 silver medals

1 silver medals