National Teams

Senior National Team

Evan Van Moerkerke

  • Age 27
  • Height 210.312 cm / 6 ft 11 in
  • Club Guelph Marlin Aquatic Club
  • Coach Don Burton
  • Hometown Tillsonburg, ON
  • Residence Tillsonburg, ON
  • Event 50 FR, 100 FR

Evan’s Bio

  • At the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (25-m) in Windsor, Ont. Van Moerkerke swam in the 4×50-m freestyle relay (10th) and then 4×100-m freestyle (7th).
  • At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Van Moerkerke swam the anchor leg of the 4×100-m freestyle relay that finished 7th.
  • At the 2016 Canadian Olympic & Para-Swimming Trials, Van Moerkerke finished in 4th place in the 100-m freestyle, which earned him an Olympic berth on the 4×100-m freestyle relay with Santo Condorelli, Yuri Kisil and Markus Thormeyer.
  • At the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Van Moerkerke was focusing on his 4×100-m freestyle relay, swimming the third leg of the silver medal winning race alongside teammates Santo Condorelli, Karl Krug and Yuri Kisil.
  • At the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Van Moerkerke once again swam the 4×100-m freestyle relay. He, Santo Condorelli, Yuri Kisil and Karl Krug finished eighth.
  • The 6’9’’ national team rookie made the cut for both the Pan American Games and FINA World Championships teams finishing fourth in the 100-m freestyle at the Team Canada Trials.
  • At the Trials he was the 12th Canadian to break the 50-second barrier in the 100-metre freestyle after posting a personal best time of 49.94.
  • He also won a silver medal in the 100-m freestyle at the CIS Championships.
  • He was a member of the Canadian junior national team and competed at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in 2010 and the FINA World Junior Championships in 2011.
  • At the world juniors he swam the preliminary heat of the 4×100-m freestyle that won silver.
  • Van Moerkerke is majoring in crop, horticulture and turfgrass sciences at the University of Guelph.
  • He plans to continue to work on the family farm in Tillsonburg, Ont
  • His older brother Luke Van Moerkerke played in the OHL with the London Knights and Brampton Battalion.
Quick Facts
  • Favourite Movie: Fast and Furious
  • Favourite TV Show: Fast N Loud
  • Music behind the Blocks: Country
  • Favourite Restaurant: Montana’s

Evan’s Personal Bests

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EventCourseTimeDateMeetStatus
50m Breaststroke25mU Sports- Championnat canadien universitaire
100m Freestyle25mU Sports- Championnat canadien universitaire
50m Freestyle25mU Sports- Championnat canadien universitaire
200m Freestyle25mU Sports- Championnat canadien universitaire
200m Freestyle Laps25mOUA Swimming ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Freestyle Laps25mFINA: 13th World Short Course ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Medley50mOntario Div. I Team Championships
50m Freestyle Laps50mOntario Div. I Team ChampionshipsRELAY
400m Freestyle25mOntario Div. I Team Championships
100m Breaststroke25mThe Milton Skins
100m Freestyle50mCanadian Olympic Swimming Trials
100m Backstroke50mChampionnat canadien universitaireRELAY
50m Breaststroke50mChampionnat canadien universitaire
200m Freestyle Laps50mChampionnat canadien universitaireRELAY
200m Freestyle50mChampionnat canadien universitaire
100m Freestyle Laps25mOUA Swimming ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Breaststroke Laps25mOUA Fairweather Divisional ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Butterfly25mTime Trials
200m Breaststroke25mTime Trials
100m Freestyle Laps50mPan American GamesRELAY
50m Butterfly25mCIS University Championships
50m Butterfly50mGrand Prix
50m Freestyle50mGrand Prix
100m Backstroke25mOUA Championships
50m Backstroke25mOUA Tihanyi / Stratten Division Championships
100m Breaststroke50mInvitational Meet
400m Freestyle50mInvitational Meet
800m Freestyle50mInvitational Meet
400m Medley50mInvitational Meet
50m Butterfly Laps50mDivision 2 Team ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Medley25mDivision 2 Team Championships
100m Medley25mSteeltown Invitational
200m Butterfly25mNothers Fall Invitational
400m Medley25mSwim International
1500m Freestyle50mLC Meet
100m Butterfly50mGood Friday Pentathalon
50m Backstroke50mWorld Trials
200m Backstroke25mEastern Canadian Championships
800m Freestyle25mAB Meet
1500m Freestyle25mTime Trials
200m Backstroke50mCanadian Age Group Championships
200m Breaststroke50mInvitational
25m Freestyle25mTeam Aquatic Supplies Dash for Cash
25m Butterfly25mSwimtatathalon Invitational
50m Butterfly Laps25mSI 2005RELAY