National Teams

Senior National Team

Faith Knelson

  • Age 20
  • Height 175 cm / 5 ftin
  • Club High Performance Centre - Victoria
  • Coach Ryan Mallette
  • Hometown Ladysmith, BC
  • Residence Victoria, BC

National Team Highlights

EventFinalist
Lima 2019 Pan American Games112
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games2
Indiananpolis 2017 FINA World Junior Championship225

Faith’s Bio

  • At the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, Knelson was a member of the women’s 4×100-m medley that captured silver. Individually, Knelson earned bronze in the 100-m breaststroke.
  • At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Knelson placed fourth in the 100-m breaststroke and seventh in the 50-m breaststroke.
  • At the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials, Knelson won gold in the 50-m breaststroke and finished fourth in the 100-m breaststroke, qualifying her for the 2019 Pan American Games.
  • At the 2017 FINA World Junior Championships in Indianapolis, Knelson was a member of the women’s 4×100-m medley and 4×100-m freestyle relay that won gold. She also added a pair of silver medals in the 50-m and 100-m breaststroke.
  • At the 2017 Canadian Swimming Championships, Knelson was strong in the breaststroke events, winning gold in the 50-m, silver in the 100-m and bronze in the 200-m. She was also a member of the women’s 4×100-m medley relay team that took home the gold medal.
  • At the 2017 Canadian Swimming Trials, Knelson claimed a silver in the 50-m breaststroke and a bronze in the 100-m breast.
QUICK FACTS
  • Twitter: @KnelsonFaith
  • Instagram: @faithknelson
  • Favourite Band: Dan & Shay
  • Music behind the blocks: Kanye West
  • Other Sport: Hockey
  • Favourite place to visit: Home

Faith’s Personal Bests

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EventCourseTimeDateMeetStatusRecords
50m Breaststroke Laps25mBennett CupRELAY
50m Freestyle Laps25mBennett CupRELAY
100m Breaststroke Laps50mPan American GamesRELAY
50m Freestyle50mBC Summer Provincial Championships
200m Medley50mBC Summer Provincial Championships
50m Freestyle25m16th Annual XMAS Cracker Invitational
200m Breaststroke25m16th Annual XMAS Cracker Invitational
100m Butterfly25m16th Annual XMAS Cracker Invitational
100m Freestyle25m16th Annual XMAS Cracker Invitational
50m Breaststroke25m16th Annual XMAS Cracker Invitational
200m Medley25m16th Annual XMAS Cracker Invitational
200m Breaststroke50mCanadian Swimming Trials
100m Breaststroke50mXXI Commonwealth Games---
50m Butterfly25mOntario Junior International
200m Freestyle Laps25mOntario Junior InternationalRELAY
100m Breaststroke25mOntario Junior International---
100m Freestyle50mFINA: 6th World Junior ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Breaststroke50mFINA: 6th World Junior Championships
200m Freestyle Laps50m54th Annual Mel Zajac InternationalRELAY
100m Freestyle Laps50m54th Annual Mel Zajac InternationalRELAY
200m Freestyle50mEastern Canadian Championships
100m Breaststroke Laps25mOntario Junior InternationalRELAY
200m Freestyle25mISC Bennett Cup
100m Backstroke25mISC Bennett Cup
50m Butterfly50mCanadian Age Group Championships
50m Backstroke50mCanadian Age Group Championships
100m Butterfly50mCanadian Age Group Championships
100m Backstroke50mSwim BC AAA Long Course Championships
400m Medley50mSwim BC AAA Long Course Championships
400m Freestyle50mBermuda National Championships
800m Freestyle50mBermuda National Championships
800m Freestyle25mWinter Break Invitational
100m Medley25mWinter Break Invitational
50m Backstroke25mThirteenth Annual Pcs Xmas Cracker Invitational Sc Swim Meet
400m Medley25mBennett Cup
400m Freestyle25mNRST Fall Invitational
200m Backstroke25mVIR SC Regional Championships
100m Freestyle Laps25mEast West Youth DualRELAY
200m Backstroke50mVIR Long Course Championship
50m Butterfly Laps50mVIR Long Course ChampionshipRELAY
200m Butterfly25mIsland pacific Cup
50m Freestyle Laps50mIsa Lc Medley ChallengeRELAY
50m Breaststroke Laps50mIsa Lc Medley ChallengeRELAY
25m Breaststroke25mVIR November Meet @ DST
25m Butterfly25mVIR November Meet @ DST
25m Backstroke25mVIR November Meet @ DST
25m Freestyle25mVir #7