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Ashton Baumann

  • Age 30
  • Height 191 cm / 6 ftin
  • Club Unattached Canada
  • Coach Chris Nesbit
  • Hometown Southport, Australia
  • Residence Southport, Australia

Ashton’s Bio

  • Baumann was born in Southport, Australia, but has also lived in New Zealand and Canada. He first developed a love for swimming while living in Ottawa.
  • At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Baumann swam in the 200-m breaststroke event where he finished 24th.
  • At the 2016 Canadian Olympic & Para-Swimming Trials, Baumann won the gold medal in the 200-m breaststroke to qualify for his first Olympic Games. He also tied for the bronze medal position in the 100-m breaststroke.
  • Baumann qualified for the 2016 Games 32 years after his father, Alex, earned two gold medals and world records in the 200-m and 400-m IM (Los Angeles 1984).
  • His performance at this competition came less than a year after tearing cartilage and bruising a bone in his left elbow, which had prevented him from swimming in the 2015 Pan Am Games.
  • Baumann represented Canada at the 2013 FINA World Championships in the 200-m breaststroke. He encountered two stress fractures in his ribs leading up to the Championships, and a third in his pubic bone during competition.
  • Due to training injuries, Baumann had to forgo the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championships the following year.
  • At the 2011 Pan Am Games, Baumann represented Canada in the 200-m breaststroke at age 18, where he finished in 7th place.
  • His younger sister, Tabitha, is a distance freestyle specialist who represented Canada at the 2015 Pan Am Games, 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2014 Pan Pacific Championships.
Quick Facts
  • Olympic bloodline: Father Alex Baumann won two gold medals at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games in the 200 IM and 400IM; sister Tabitha Baumann was also part of the senior national team in 2014 and 2015
  • Favourite superhero: Captain America
  • Favourite movie: Night at the Roxbury
  • Favourite book: Lord of the Rings
  • Favourite TV Show: Game of Thrones
  • Favourite band: Bon Jovi, Green Day
  • Pre-race meal: pasta
  • Favourite place to visit: Prague
  • Favourite quote: “There is no greater pain than not being able to endure pain.”

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