Para swimming


Québec, Québec, Canada


In 2019, Nicolas-Guy Turbide continued his ascent in the international ranking with a silver medal performance in the men's S13 100-m backstroke at the IPC World para swimming Championships. In addition he lowered Canadian records in the 50-m freestyle and the 200-m individual medley. The 200 IM time was also an Americas record.

At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 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, 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.


2016 Paralympic Games… 2011, 2015 Parapan Am Games … 2013, 2015, 2019 IPC World Championships …Named Swimming Canada’s Male Para-swimmer of the Year for 2016.



His father Danny is a professional golfer and his mother Danielle Fréchette is a pharmacist, a career he would like to pursue later in life…Credits coach Claude Lamy at CSQ in Cap-Rouge for giving him the passion for swimming.



2019 IPC World Championships 2nd 100-m backstroke

2019 IPC World Championships 5th 200-m IM

2019 IPC World Championships 7th 50-m freestyle

2016 Paralympic Games 3rd 100-m backstroke

2015 Parapan American Games 1st 100-m backstroke

2015 Parapan American Games 1st 200-m IM

2015 Parapan American Games 1st 100-m butterfly

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 50-m freestyle

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 100-m freestyle

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 400-m freestyle

2015 IPC World Championships 5th 100-m butterfly

2013 IPC World Championships 6th 100-m backstroke

2013 IPC World Championships 7th 100-m fly

2013 IPC World Championships 7th 400-m free

2011 Parapan American Games 6th 50-m free

2011 Parapan American Games 6th 100-m free

Year Type
Host City
2016 Summer
Brazilian flag
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals