National Teams

Senior National Team

Coleman Allen

  • Age 30
  • Height 188 cm / 6 ftin
  • Club UBC Dolphins
  • Coach Steve Price
  • Hometown Spokane, WA
  • Residence Vancouver, BC
  • Event 100 FL

Coleman’s Bio

  • Allen competed in the morning sessions for both the 4×100-m and 4×200-m freestyle relays at the 2015 Pan Am Games. Both earned bronze medals in finals. Allen also took part in the morning heat of the 4×100-m medley relay, which later won bronze.
  • Individually Allen competed in the 100-m butterfly event in Toronto where he finished 11th.
  • Allen swan at the 2015 Canandian Swimming Championships in Pointe-Claire, Que., where he earned himself a gold in the 100-m butterfly, and both the 4×200-m freestyle and 4×100-m mixed freestyle (with Pan Am teammate Stefan Milosevic.)
  • Allen cracked the line-up thanks to a silver medal performance in the 100-m butterfly and fifth spot in the 200-freestyle at the Team Canada Trials.
  • Allen produced a golden sweep of the three butterfly events at 2015 CIS Championships, setting a CIS record each time.
  • He was named Canada West Swimmer of the Year for a third straight season.
  • At the 2014 Pan Pacs he notched two 12th-place finishes and at the Commonwealth Games helped a young Canadian foursome to fifth in the 4×100-m freestyle relay.
  • In 2013 he represented Canada at the Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, and the FINA World
  • Championships in Barcelona. Allen finished seventh in the 50-m butterfly in Kazan.
  • Born in Barrie, Ont., Coleman Allen grew up in Spokane, Wash., after his father accepted a job in the U.S. His parents introduced him to swimming to help burn off some of his excess energy.
  • After the worlds Allen competed at the FINA World Cup stops in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and Berlin. He broke the Canadian short course record in the 100-m butterfly in Eindhoven clocking 50.90.
  • He was a four-event qualifier for the 2012 US Olympic trials (100-m butterfly, 200-m fly, 200-m freestyle and 200-m individual medley) but could not participate due to his Canadian citizenship.
Quick Facts
  • Twitter: @ColemanAllen1
  • Instagram: @coleymanallen
  • Favourite Book: Boys in the Boat
  • Favourite TV Shows: Workaholics
  • Favourite Website: Reddit
  • Favourite Band: Bob Dylan, Mumford & Sons
  • Other sports: He was a National Junior Champion Snowboarder

Coleman’s Personal Bests

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