National Teams

Senior National Team

Jason Block

  • Age 34
  • Height 182 cm / 6 ftin
  • Club University of Calgary Swim Club
  • Coach Dave Salo
  • Hometown Calgary, AB
  • Residence Calgary, AB

Jason’s Bio

  • At the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (25-m) in Windsor, Ont. Block swam in four different events including three individual events and a relay. Individually, Block swam three individual events including the 50-m breaststroke (19th), 100-m breaststroke (23rd) and the 200-m breaststroke (54th). Both the 50-m and 100-m breaststroke events were personal best times for Block.
  • Block was also a member of the 4×50-m medley relay that finished in 10th.
  • At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Block swam in the 100-m breaststroke where he finished 24th Block also swam the breaststroke leg of the men’s 4×100-m medley relay that finished 16th.
  • At the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series stop in Charlotte, Block brought home a silver medal in the 50-m breaststroke.
  • At the 2016 Canadian Olympic & Para-Swimming Trials, Block earned a gold medal in the 100-m breaststroke, setting a personal best, as well as a silver medal in the 200-m breaststroke.
  • At the 2015 Canadian Championships, Block earned three gold medals in the three breaststroke races.
  • At the 2015 Canadian Swimming Trials, Block received a pair of silver medals in the 50-m and 100-m breaststroke.
  • Block represented Canada at the 2013 Summer Universiade, advancing to the semifinal in the 50-m and 100-m breaststroke.
  • At the 2013 CIS Swimming Championships, Block swept the three breaststroke events, setting CIS Championship records in the 50-m and 100-m events.
  • At the same competition, Block swam the breaststroke leg on the University of Calgary’s silver medal-winning 4x100m medley relay. The men’s team finished in third place overall.
  • In the 2012-13 season, team captain Block was named male athlete of the year for his school. He graduated from the Haskayne School of Business.
  • Off-season interests: Racing Corvettes
  • Role Models: Canadian Olympic medallists Tom Ponting and Victor Davis
  • Pre-competition ritual: have a cup of coffee, preferably from Tim Hortons
  • Favourite quote: “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t” – Jerry Rice

Jason’s Personal Bests

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50m Breaststroke Laps25mFINA: 13th World Short Course ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Breaststroke25mFINA: 13th World Short Course Championships
100m Breaststroke25mFINA: 13th World Short Course Championships
100m Breaststroke Laps50mXXXI Olympic GamesRELAY
50m Breaststroke Laps50mSpeedo Age Group and Senior ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Breaststroke50mArena Pro Swim Series---
100m Breaststroke50mCanadian Olympic Swimming Trials
200m Breaststroke50mCanadian Championships1
100m Breaststroke Laps25mCIS Swimming ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Breaststroke25mCIS Swimming Championships
50m Freestyle25mInvitational
100m Freestyle Laps25mAlberta vs Calgary Dual MeetRELAY
100m Freestyle25mUCSC Fall Start Up
50m Butterfly50mCanadian Championships
100m Freestyle Laps50mCanadian ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Backstroke50mCanadian ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Freestyle Laps50mSpeedo Alberta Age Group and Senior ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Butterfly Laps50mSpeedo Alberta Age Group and Senior ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Freestyle Laps50mSpeedo Alberta Age Group and Senior ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Medley50mCanadian Olympic & Paralympic Swimming Trials
100m Medley25mUniversity Challenge Cup
100m Backstroke25mCascade Speed Meet "GOLD"
50m Freestyle Laps25mDinos University InvitationalRELAY
200m Butterfly25mU of A vs. U of C Dual Meet
50m Freestyle50mCascade Swimming Invitational
200m Backstroke25mGrand Prix
100m Butterfly25mSFU Clan Cup International
50m Backstroke25mHalloween UCSC Start Up
200m Freestyle25mHalloween UCSC Start Up
100m Butterfly50mCanadian World Championship Trials
100m Butterfly Laps50mAlberta Age Group & Senior ChampionshipsRELAY
400m Medley25mCanadian Interuniversity
200m Medley25mCanadian Interuniversity
200m Butterfly50mNorth American Challenge Cup
400m Medley50mNorth American Challenge Cup
200m Freestyle50mAlberta Age Group/Senior Championships
800m Freestyle50mSwimming International
400m Freestyle50mAB Senior Provincial Championship Long Course
200m Freestyle Laps25mWestern Canadian ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Butterfly25mOR Paul Bergen Junior International
100m Freestyle50mNorth American Challenge Cup
200m Backstroke50mNorth American Challenge Cup
50m Backstroke50mAge Group Championships
1500m Freestyle50mEki
400m Freestyle25mAlberta Senior Championships
50m Butterfly Laps25mGrand PrixRELAY
1500m Freestyle25mAlberta Senior Championships
800m Freestyle25mN/A