National Teams

Senior National Team

Brent Hayden

  • Age 37
  • Height 195 cm / 6 ftin
  • Club High Performance Centre- Vancouver
  • Coach Tom Johnson
  • Previous Coaches Vince Mikuska, Phil Uren
  • Hometown Mission, BC
  • Residence New Westminster, BC

National Team Highlights

EventFinalist
London 2012 Olympic Games12
Shanghai 2011 World Championships12
Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games25

Brent’s Bio

  • After seven years away from the pool, Brent Hayden has come out of retirement with the goal of competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The 2020 Pro Swim Series in Des Moines, USA was Hayden’s first international meet since his return. He finished third in the 50-m freestyle behind USA’s Caeleb Dressel and Nathan Adrian.
  • In 2013, Hayden was inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame.
  • At the London 2012 Olympic Games, Brent Hayden brought home his Olympic medal, a bronze in the 100-m freestyle. He was also a member of the men’s 4x100m medley that finished eighth.
  • Hayden was the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
  • At the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, Hayden captured silver in the 100-m freestyle. He was also a member of the 4x100m medley that finished seventh.
  • Brent Hayden won gold and broke the Commonwealth Games record in the 50-m and 100-m freestyle at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. He was also a part of the 4×100-m freestyle, 4×200-m freestyle, and 4×100-m medley relay teams which all finished fourth.
  • At the 2010 Pan Pacific Championships, Hayden captured silver in the 100-m freestyle and bronze in the 50-m freestyle. Hayden was also a member of the 4×100-m and 4×200-m freestyle relays that finished fourth, and the 4×100-m medley that finished fifth.
  • At the 2009 World Championships in Rome, Hayden finished fourth and broke the Canadian record in the 100-m freestyle. He also broke the Canadian record in the 50-m freestyle where he finished 13th.
  • At Hayden’s second Olympic Games in 2008, he was a member of the 4×200-m freestyle that finished fifth and the 4×100-m freestyle that finished sixth.
  • Brent Hayden tied with Italy’s Filippo Magnini for gold in 100-m freestyle and brought home bronze with his teammates in the 4×200-m freestyle relay at the 2007 World Championships. He also finished eighth in the 50-m freestyle.
  • Brent Hayden was the Canadian Swimmer of the Year from 2005 to 2007.
  • At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Hayden captured silver in the 50-m freestyle and earned bronze in the 200-m freestyle and 4×100-m freestyle.
  • Brent Hayden won gold and broke the Championship record in the 100-m freestyle at the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships. He also help capture silver in the 4×200-m freestyle relay and brought home bronze in the 50-m freestyle and 4×100-m freestyle.
  • At the 2005 World Championships in Montreal, was a part of the 4×100-m and 4×200-m freestyle team that captured silver. Individually, Hayden finished fourth in the 200-m freestyle and sixth in the 100-m freestyle.
  • At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Hayden was a part of the 4×200-m freestyle that finished fifth. Individually, he finished 13th in the 200-m freestyle.
  • At the 2003 World Championships, Hayden was a part of the 4×100-m freestyle relay that finished seventh. Individually, Hayden finished 11th in the 100-m freestyle.
  • At the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Hayden was a part of the 4×100-m freestyle and 4×100-m medley team that brought home bronze. Individually, Hayden finished sixth in the 100-m freestyle.
  • Hayden was a member of the 4×100-m freestyle and 4×100-m medley that brought home bronze at the 2002 Pan Pacific Championships. Individually, Hayden finished fourth and broke the Canadian record in the 100-m freestyle for the first time.
  • 2020 ISL team: Toronto Titans
  • Hayden along with his wife, launched an activewear company called Astra Athletica.  He also founded Hayden Swim Camps.

Brent’s Personal Bests

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