National Teams

Para-Swimming Team

Andrew Cooke

  • Age 29
  • Height 177.8 cm / 5 ft 10 in
  • Club KISU Swim Club
  • Coach Jane Bentley
  • Hometown Matsqui, B.C
  • Residence Penticton, B.C
  • Event 50 FR, 100 FR, 200 FR, 50 BK, 50 FL, 100 BR, 200 IM

Andrew’s Bio

  • Cooke reached the final in five events at the 2015 Toronto Parapan AM Games. His best results were sixth-place finishes in the 50-m freestyle and 100-m freestyle.
  • Cooke reached the final in five events at the 2015 Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships, placing second in the 50-metre backstroke plus third in the 50-m, 100-m and 200-m freestyle and third in the 50-m butterfly.
  • The swimmer, who has cerebral palsy, won the silver medal in the 50-m backstroke, and bronze in the 200- m individual medley at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para- swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif. He was fourth in the 50-m freestyle and helped Canada to fifth in the 4×50-m relay – all were Canadian record times.
  • Qualified for the Para Pan Pac team at the Can-Am Championships in Miami in March 2014, when he broke the Canadian record and won gold in the 200- m IM.
  • In 2011, Cooke made his international debut as a member of the Canadian team at the Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. His best results were fifth in the 100-m breaststroke and sixth place finishes in the 50-m freestyle and 200-m freestyle.
Quick Facts
  • Instagram: @acjc7
  • Favourite Movie: Tommy Boy
  • Favourite Book: Of Mice and Men
  • Favourite TV Show: The Big Bang Theory
  • Favourite Actor/Actress: Jim Carrey
  • Music behind the blocks: Queen, AC/DC
  • Favourite Restaurant: Burger 55
  • Pre-race meal: Fruit salad
  • Other sports: Golf
  • Favourite Superhero: Batman
  • Favourite Place to visit: Pender Island

Andrew’s Personal Bests

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EventCourseTimeDateMeetStatus
100m Breaststroke50mCanadian Para-swimming Trials
50m Freestyle50mParapan American Games
50m Butterfly50mParapan American Games
400m Freestyle25mTime Trials
100m Butterfly50mKAJ Long Course Invitational
50m Freestyle25mSwim BC AAA Short Course Age Group Championships
50m Backstroke25mSwim BC AAA Short Course Age Group Championships
100m Freestyle25mSwim BC AAA Short Course Age Group Championships
200m Freestyle25mSwim BC AAA Short Course Age Group Championships
200m Breaststroke25mKISU February Fling
800m Freestyle25mKISU February Fling
200m Medley25mKAJ Fall Classic
100m Butterfly25mKAJ Fall Classic
100m Medley25mKISU Iron Triple Pentathlon
50m Breaststroke25mKISU Iron Triple Pentathlon
50m Butterfly25mKISU Iron Triple Pentathlon
200m Butterfly25mKISU Iron Triple Pentathlon
200m Backstroke25mKISU Iron Triple Pentathlon
400m Medley25mKISU Iron Triple Pentathlon
50m Breaststroke Laps50mPan Pacific Para ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Medley50mPan Pacific Para Championships
100m Freestyle50mPan Pacific Para Championships
50m Backstroke50mPan Pacific Para Championships
200m Freestyle50mPan Pacific Para Championships
100m Backstroke50mSwimBC LC AAA Championships
50m Breaststroke50mApple Capital Invitational
50m Freestyle Laps25mFall ClassicRELAY
25m Breaststroke25mKamloops Jamboree
25m Butterfly25mKamloops Jamboree
25m Backstroke25mKamloops Jamboree
25m Freestyle25mKamloops Jamboree
100m Backstroke25mKokanee 40th Anniversay Fall I
100m Breaststroke25mIron Sprint