National Teams

Senior National Team

James Dergousoff

  • Age 27
  • Height 182.88 cm / 6 ftin
  • Club High Performance Centre- Vancouver
  • Coach Scott Talbot
  • Previous Coaches Pat Paradis, Mandy Bell
  • Hometown Christina Lake, BC
  • Residence Vancouver, BC
  • Event 100 BR, 200 BR

National Team Highlights

Santiago 2023 Pan American Games 11
Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games1
Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games1

James’s Bio

  • At the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, Dregousoff took home two medals in the 4×100 medley and the 4×100 mixed medley. He helped the team secure a spot in the finals where the Canada would go earn a silver and bronze, respectively.
  • At the Pan American Games Dergousoff qualified for an A final in 200-metre breaststroke and finish seventh overall.
  • Swam a personal best time to finish 21st in the men’s 50-metre breaststroke during his preliminary swim at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Swam the breaststroke legs of both 4×100-metre medley relays, helping the mixed relay to a sixth-place finish and the men to seventh. He finished 28th in the individual 100 breast.
  • At the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Dergousoff was a member of the mixed 4×100-m medley that captured silver. He placed 7th in the 200-m breaststroke, 10th in the 100-m breaststroke and 11th in the 50-m breaststroke.

  • At the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Dergousoff finished 23rd in the 200-m breaststroke and was part of the 4×100-m medley relay team that finished 11th. He competed in the 50-m and 100-m breaststroke but was disqualified in both events.
  • Dergousoff won the 100-m and 200-m breaststroke at the 2022 Bell Canadian Swimming Trials. His performances qualified him for the 2022 FINA World Championships and the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
  • Dergousoff swam in the morning heats in the 4×100-m medley that earned a bronze medal at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games.
  • In Toronto, Dergousoff raced in the 100-m and 200-m breaststroke events, finishing 11th in both races.
  • At the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials, Dergousoff won gold in the 200-m breaststroke in a personal best time to qualify for the 2019 Pan American Games.
  • The promising breaststroker punched his ticket for the Pan Am Games in Toronto by upsetting defending champion Richard Funk by 0.02 seconds in the 200- m breaststroke at the Team Canada Trials.
  • He added a third place finish in the 100-m breaststroke.
  • Dergousoff’s junior career included the 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Hawaii, where he placed seventh in the 200-m breaststroke.
  • Dergousoff first made his way onto the Development Program scene with the 2011 Prospects Initiative, and was later selected to represent Canada at the 2012 US Youth Tour, again with the 2012 Prospects, and 2012 North American Challenge Cup.
  • In 2013 he represented his country internationally at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival and again at the 4th FINA World Junior Championships in Dubai.
  • In the future he hopes to go into coaching and/or business.
  • Grew up in a town of just 700 people.
Quick Facts
  • Favourite TV Show: Trailer Park Boys
  • Favourite Band: Sticky Buds
  • Music behind the blocks: Dubstep
  • Other sports: Hockey
  • Pre-race meal: Anything
  • Favourite Superhero: Spiderman

James’s Personal Bests

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100m Breaststroke Laps50mWorld Aquatics ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Breaststroke50mWorld Aquatics Championships
50m Breaststroke50m20th World Aquatics Championships
200m Breaststroke50mCanadian Trials---
100m Breaststroke Laps25mFINA: 16th World Short Course ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Breaststroke25mFINA: 16th World Short Course Championships
200m Breaststroke25mFINA: 16th World Short Course Championships---
100m Breaststroke25mFINA: 16th World Short Course Championships
100m Freestyle25mOdlum Brown Colleges Cup Pacific Hosted by UBC
400m Freestyle50mPro Swim Series
100m Backstroke25mOdlum Brown Colleges's Cup Pacific
100m Butterfly25mOctober Senior Circuit SC
200m Medley50mCanadian Championships1
100m Freestyle50m54th Annual Mel Zajac International
100m Butterfly Laps50m54th Annual Mel Zajac InternationalRELAY
200m Butterfly50m54th Annual Mel Zajac International
400m Medley50m54th Annual Mel Zajac International
100m Backstroke50mSwim BC Senior Open
200m Freestyle25mHyack Fall Into Finals
200m Backstroke25mHyack Fall Into Finals
100m Freestyle Laps50mCanadian Swimming ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Butterfly50mCanadian Swimming Championships
200m Freestyle50mCanadian Swimming Championships
200m Freestyle Laps50mCanadian Swimming ChampionshipsRELAY
800m Freestyle25mChena LMR Distance Meet
200m Medley25mJP Fiset International
50m Freestyle Laps25mJP Fiset InternationalRELAY
400m Freestyle25mHyack Fall into Finals
50m Butterfly25mHyack Fall into Finals
50m Backstroke50mSwim BC 2015 October Senior Circuit
50m Freestyle50mCanadian Age Group Championships
100m Butterfly50mCanadian Age Group Championships
50m Breaststroke Laps50mHyack Festival Youth CupRELAY
200m Freestyle Laps25mThunderbolt Int'l InvitationalRELAY
100m Medley25mThunderbolt Int'l Invitational
50m Freestyle25mHyack Fall Into Finals
50m Backstroke25mSwim BC October Senior Circuit
50m Freestyle Laps50mHyack Festival Youth CupRELAY
50m Breaststroke Laps25mSwim BC AAA Short Course Age Group ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Freestyle Laps25mThunderbolt Junior InternationalRELAY
200m Backstroke50mHyack Festival Youth Cup
400m Medley25mBritish Columbia Age Group Champioships
1500m Freestyle25mFall Into Finals
1500m Freestyle50mTucson Ford Dealers LC Invitational
800m Freestyle50mMies Schootman Invitational
200m Butterfly25mWestern Canadian Championships
50m Butterfly Laps25mPCS Xmas Cracker SC InvitationalRELAY
50m Butterfly Laps50mHyack Festival Youth CupRELAY
100m Butterfly Laps25mTAS Provincial Short Course ChampionshipsRELAY