Québec, Québec, Canada
At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Nicolas-Guy Turbide earned his first Paralympic medal, a bronze in the 100-m backstroke. He also finished eighth in the 50-m freestyle. Both results were earned in Canadian record time.
The visually impaired Turbide, who swims in the S13 category, travelled to his second career Parapan American Games and IPC World Championships in 2015. He produced a breakout performance at the Toronto Parapan American Games with six medals and an Americas record. He won gold in the 100-m backstroke (setting new Canadian and Americas records), 200-m IM and 100-m butterfly. He also took silver in the 50-m, 100-m and 400-m freestyle.
In Glasgow, Scotland at the 2015 IPC world championships, Turbide swam six events, with the highlight a fifth place in the 100-m backstroke.
Turbide has accumulated a wealth of international experience at a young age. In 2014 he won the bronze medal in the 400-m freestyle at the Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships. It was his first medal at a major international event.