National Teams

Senior National Team

Abby Dunford

  • Age 18
  • Height 167 cm / 5 ftin
  • Club Unattached Canada
  • Coach Brent Arckey
  • Previous Coaches Jayme Cramer
  • Hometown Zachary, Louisiana
  • Residence Sarasota, FL

Abby’s Bio

  • Qualified for her second World Aquatics Championships team with a second-place finish in the 10-km open water marathon at the 2023 Canadian Open Water Trials.
  • At the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Dunford finished 17th in the 1,500-m freestyle. She also took part in the 5-km and 10-km open water races where she finished 31st and 38th.
  • Dunford won gold in the 1500-m freestyle at the 2022 Bell Canadian Swimming Trials. Her performance qualified her for both the 2022 FINA World Championships and the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Quick facts

Twitter: @AbbyDunford1

Instagram: @abby_dunford

Nickname: Abs, Abbers, Abalabadingdong

Favourite movie: Call Me By your Name

Favourite book: The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

Favourite magazine: Vogue

Favourite TV show: Gossip Girl

Favourite actor/actress: Christian Bale

Favourite band: Drake, The Weeknd, Tyler, The Creator, Mac Miller, Steve Lacy, The Marías, Frank Ocean, Blood Orange, Kaytranada

Pre-race meal: Two rice cakes with jam and some type of fruit like a banana and coffee

Superhero: Batman

Music Behind the blocks: Link to my Hype playlist:

Other Sports: Track & Field

Abby’s Personal Bests

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