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Ella Jansen

  • Age 18
  • Height 173 cm / 5 ftin
  • Club High Performance Centre - Ontario
  • Coach Ryan Mallette
  • Previous Coaches Robert Novak, Yuriy Bespalov, Sergei Soloukhin, Kevin Thorburn
  • Hometown Burlington, ON
  • Residence Burlington, ON

National Team Highlights

EventFinalist
Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games11
Fukuoka 2023 World Aquatics Championships
Doha 2024 World Aquatics Championships1

Ella’s Bio

  • At the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Jansen was part of the preliminary team that helped secure a spot in the 4×100 freestyle relay final. The team earned bronze. Jansen was also part of the 6th-place 4×200 freestyle relay.
  • Individually, Jansen placed 10th in the 400 individual medley, 20th in the 200 butterfly, and 21st in the 400 freestyle.
  • Jansen finished 17th in the 400-metre individual medley at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Was part of the 4x200m relay in the heats to help Canada secure a spot in the final where the team finished fifth.
  • Was named Swimming Canada’s 2022 Breakout Swimmer of the Year.
  • Took bronze in the 4×100 freestyle relay at the Pan Pacific Junior Championships in 2022.
  • At the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Jansen was a member of the 4×200-m freestyle relay that captured silver. She swam in the preliminaries for the mixed 4×100-m freestyle relay that earned bronze. Individually, she placed 5th in the 400-m individual medley, 7th in the 400-m freestyle and 9th in the 200-m butterfly.

  • At the 2022 Bell Canadian Swimming Trials, Ella Jansen won bronze in the 400-m freestyle, the 400-m individual medley, and the 200-m butterfly. Her performances qualified her for a spot on the 2022 Commonwealth Games team.
Quick facts
  • Instagram: @ellajansen_
  • Nickname: ila
  • Favourite quote/motto: Winners never quit
  • Favourite movie: Just Go With It
  • Favourite book: People We Meet on Vacation
  • Favourite TV show: Stranger Things
  • Favourite actor/actress: Emma Watson
  • Favourite band: The Bee Gees
  • Pre-race meal: Bagel with cream cheese and banana with peanut butter
  • Superhero: Spiderman
  • Favourite Place to Visit: The Netherlands
  • Pre-competition ritual: I always listen to happy music during my activation because I swim best when I’m in a really good mood. I have started/would like to start collecting pins for my swim bag.

Ella’s Personal Bests

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