Anne Jardin

Anne Jardin

Quick Facts

Category: Swimmer
Name: Anne Jardin
Club: Pointe Claire Swim Club
Coach(es): Ken McKinnon


1976 Olympic Games, Montreal, Canada, Bronze 4×100 Freestyle Relay,
Bronze 4×100 Medley Relay

Canada's Anne Jardin chosen for the swimming team but did not compete in the boycotted 1980 Moscow Olympics . (CP Photo/COA) Anne Jardin du Canada, sélectionnée en natation pour les Jeux olympiques de Moscou de 1980, n'y a pas participé en raison du boycott. (Photo PC/AOC)

Gold medalist at the 1974 Commonwealth Games (400m freestyle relay); bronze medalist at the 1975 World Championships (400m freestyle relay); bronze (200m freestyle) and silver medalist (400m freestyle relay) at the 1975 Pan Am Games and a double bronze medalist at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal ( 400m freestyle and 400m medley relays)

After the ’76 Games, Anne attended the University of Houston on a full athletic scholarship. During her university years she represented the University team as well as Pointe Claire Swim Club.

In 1977, 1979, and 1981, Anne was named a University All-American. She competed for Canada in 1978 in a Canada vs. USA Dual Meet winning two events.

At the 1979 Pan American Games, she won silver and bronze medals and n 1980 Anne set a world short course record and qualified for Canada’s Olympic Team for the Moscow Olympics which Canada boycotted.

From 1977-1983 Anne competed for the Pointe Claire Swim Team at National Championships. At each competition, she placed between first and third between 5 and 10 times.

Anne graduated from the University of Houston in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science and ended her competitive swimming career in 1983. She went on to work with Swimming Canada for six years, from 1982 to 1988. In addition to organizing national and international swim meets, she was the Team Coordinator for the 1984 Olympic Swim Team.

Anne is a proud member of the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame and the Quebec Swimming Hall of Fame.

She is now a Grade 7 and 9 physical education teacher with the Carleton Catholic School Board and resides in Ottawa with her husband Jim Alexander and three children.