National Teams

Para-Swimming Team

Abi Tripp

  • Age 23
  • Height 163 cm / 5 ftin
  • Club C. N. Région de Québec
  • Coach Marc Andre Pelletier
  • Previous Coaches Vicki Keith
  • Hometown Kingston, ON
  • Residence Quebec, QC
  • Event 50 FR, 100 FR, 100 BR

National Team Highlights

Manchester 2023 World Para Swimming Championships 14
Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships2
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships12
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games3
Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games4

Abi’s Bio

  • At the 2023 Para Swimming Championships in Manchester, Tripp took home a silver medal in the SB7 100-metre Breaststroke. She reached the final in the 400-metre Freestyle, placing eighth, and the 50-metre freestyle, placing fifth.
  • At the 2023 Bell Canadian Swimming Trials in Toronto, Tripp claimed a multi-class silver medal in the women’s 100-m breaststroke and earned bronze in the 400 freestyle. Her performance qualified her for the 2023 World Para Swimming Championships team in Manchester, England.
  • At the Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships, Tripp placed 4th in the 50-m freestyle S8 and 5thin the 400-m freestyle S8.
  • At the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Tripp competed in the women’s 100-m breaststroke SB7 but was disqualified. Tripp was also a member of the women’s 4×100-m medley team that was disqualified in the final.
  • 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 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.
  • Tripp captured bronze in the 100-m breaststroke multi-class at the 2022 Bell Canadian Swimming Trials. Her performances qualified her for the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships.
  • 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: Japan
  • Pre-race meal: Sushi
  • Favourite things to do away from pool: Cooking
  • Superhero: Wonder Woman
  • Guilty pleasure: Chocolate cake

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