National Teams

Senior National Team

Coleman Allen

  • Age 29
  • 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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200m Butterfly50mCanadian Olympic Swimming Trials
200m Freestyle Laps50mPan American GamesRELAY
200m Breaststroke50mMel Zajac Junior International
50m Butterfly50mCIS University Championships
50m Butterfly25mCIS University Championships---
200m Butterfly25mCIS University Championships
200m Medley50mUBCD/VPSC Senior Cup
200m Medley25mFINA: World Cup No 7 - 2014 Series
100m Backstroke25mFINA: World Cup No 7 - 2014 Series
100m Freestyle50mCanadian Swimming Trials
200m Freestyle50mCanadian Swimming Trials
100m Backstroke50mSwim BC Open (LC)
50m Freestyle50mSwim BC Open (LC)
100m Butterfly Laps25mCIS Swimming ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Freestyle Laps25mCIS Swimming ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Freestyle25mCIS Swimming Championships
50m Freestyle Laps25mCoupe Canada CupRELAY
50m Butterfly Laps25mCoupe Canada CupRELAY
50m Freestyle25mUofC Dinos InvitationalRELAY
100m Medley25mFINA: World Cup No 2 - 2013 Series
100m Butterfly25mFINA: World Cup No 1 - 2013 Series---
400m Freestyle25mFINA: World Cup No 1 - 2013 Series
100m Freestyle25mFINA: World Cup No 1 - 2013 Series
100m Butterfly Laps50mFINA: 15th World ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Butterfly50mXXVII Universiade
100m Freestyle Laps50mXXVII UniversiadeRELAY
100m Freestyle Laps25mCIS Swimming ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Breaststroke Laps25mCoupe Canada CupRELAY
200m Backstroke50mUS Junior National Championships