National Teams

Para-Swimming Team

Abi Tripp

  • Age 19
  • Height 163 cm / 5 ftin
  • Club Kingston Y Penguins Aquatic Club
  • Coach Vicki Keith
  • Hometown Kingston, ON
  • Residence Kingston, ON
  • Event 50 FR, 100 FR, 100 BR

National Team Highlights

EventFinalist
London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships1
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games3
Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games4

Abi’s Bio

  • At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Tripp made the finals in the 400-m freestyle (6th), 100-m freestyle (7th) and 200-m individual medley (8th).
  • Her times in the 400 free and 200 IM were also Canadian records.
  • Tripp also swam in the 50-m freestyle and 100-m backstroke, finishing 10th in both events.
  • At the London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, Tripp claimed a bronze medal in the 4×100-m freestyle relay 34 points and reached one individual final, placing fifth in the 100-m breaststroke SB7. In her first career appearance at worlds, she also competed in the 100-m freestyle S8 (9th) and 50-m freestyle S8 (10th).
  • At the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Tripp brought home bronze in the S8 50-m freestyle.
  • At the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials in Toronto, Tripp won gold in the 100-m breaststroke multi-class final.
  • At the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships, Tripp finished fourth in the 200-m individual medley SM8 and fifth in the 100-m backstroke S8.
  • At the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials, Tripp won the women’s Para multi-class 100-m breaststroke, and set a new Canadian SB7 record. She also earned a silver in the 50-m freestyle.
  • At the 2017 Para-swimming Canadian Open, Tripp broke the Canadian record in the 100-m freestyle.
  • Tripp earned herself two silver medals in the 50-m and the 100-m freestyle events at the 2017 Can Am Para-swimming Championships.
  • Broke the Canadian record in S8 200-m individual medley twice at the 2016 Olympic & Para-swimming Trials, with a time that ranked eighth in the world to qualify for her first Paralympic Games. She also placed second in the multi-class 100-m backstroke and third in the 100-m freestyle.
  • Tripp finished 4th in the 50-m freestyle, 100-m freestyle, 100-m breaststroke and 200-m IM at the Parapan Am Games.
  • At the 2015 Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships Tripp was fifth in the 100-metre backstroke plus earned sixth-places finishes in the 50-m and 100-m freestyle.
  • Tripp has cerebral palsy which mildly impairs all four of her limbs.
  • She learned how to swim at age seven.
  • When her swimming career is over Tripp wants to be an occupational therapist or swim coach.
  • One of two 14-year-olds on the 2015 national Para- swimming team (Sabrina Duchesne).
Quick Facts
  • Instagram: @abi.tripp
  • Favourite Movie: Soul Surfer
  • Favourite TV Show: Sherlock
  • Favourite Actrice: Emma Watson
  • Favourite Book: The Book Thief
  • Favourite Magazine: The Food Network
  • Favourite Band: Journey
  • Other Sport: Rowing
  • Place to Visit: Australia
  • Pre-race meal: Pasta
  • Favourite things to do away from pool: Cooking
  • Superhero: Wonder Woman
  • Guilty pleasure: Chocolate cake

Abi’s Personal Bests

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EventCourseTimeDateMeetStatus
100m Freestyle25mEastern Ontario Regional Championships (SC/LC)
50m Breaststroke25mEastern Ontario Regional Championships (SC/LC)
50m Freestyle25mEastern Ontario Regional Championships (SC/LC)
400m Freestyle25mEastern Ontario Regional Championships (SC/LC)
100m Breaststroke25mEastern Ontario Regional Championships (SC/LC)
200m Breaststroke25mEBSC Fall Invitational Swim Meet
50m Breaststroke50mCanadian Swimming Championships
200m Breaststroke50mAudi Midtown Toronto Pan Am Invitational (TPASC)
25m Freestyle25mY Penguins Big Chill
100m Freestyle Laps50mPan Pacific Para ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Breaststroke50mCanadian Swimming Trials
50m Backstroke25mApril Spring Splash
100m Backstroke25mEastern Ontario Regional SC Championship Meet
100m Medley25mDistance and Development Challenge
100m Freestyle50mPara-Swimming Canadian Open
50m Freestyle50mPara-Swimming Canadian Open
100m Backstroke50mPara-Swimming Canadian Open
200m Freestyle25mSplash N Grill
50m Butterfly25mSplash N Grill
50m Butterfly50mSpring Championships
200m Freestyle50mSpring Championships
100m Butterfly50mOntario Spring Provincial Championships
200m Medley50mParalympic Games
400m Freestyle50mParalympic Games
50m Backstroke50mTime Trials
200m Backstroke25mEastern Ontario Short Course Regional Championships
200m Medley25mFall Five
100m Butterfly25mOntario Age Group Championships
400m Medley50mCan AM Para-swimming Championships
200m Butterfly25mMay Wind Up KBM Queen's Qualifier
200m Backstroke50mOYO Long Course Invitational
800m Freestyle25mEBSC Last Chance Qualifier
25m Backstroke25mY Penguins Big Chill
25m Butterfly25mDefi Sportif