National Teams

Senior National Team

Joshua Liendo

  • Age 19
  • Height 192 cm / 6 ftin
  • Club High Performance Centre - Ontario
  • Coach Ben Titley
  • Previous Coaches Murray Drudge, Phillip Garcia
  • Hometown Markham, ON
  • Residence Markham, ON

National Team Highlights

Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships
Budapest 2019 FINA World Junior Championships126

Joshua’s Bio

  • At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Trials, Liendo won gold in the 100-m butterfly, breaking the Canadian record in the preliminaries, and won gold in the 100-m freestyle. He also finished second in the 50-m freestyle. His performance qualified him for his first Olympic Games.
  • Liendo was a member of the men’s 4×100-m medley that finished 10th at the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships. Individually, Liendo finished 44th in the 50-m butterfly.
  • At the Budapest 2019 FINA World Junior Championships, Liendo lowered his Canadian age group record to earn silver in the 100-m freestyle. He was also a member of the mixed 4×100-m medley and the men’s 4×100-m medley that brought home bronze medals.
  • At the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials in Toronto, Liendo qualified for the 2019 FINA World Championships, his first senior national team, by finishing second and breaking the 15-17 age group record in the 100-m butterfly. He went on to lower that record at the Eastern Canadian Championships the following week in Quebec City.
  • He also finished fourth in the 50-m freestyle and fifth in the 100-m free at Trials, in age group record times.
  • Liendo won Swimming Canada’s Male Junior Swimmer of the Year in 2019.
  • At the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Fiji, Liendo was a part of the men’s 4×100-m medley team that earned bronze. Individually, Liendo finished fourth and fifth in the 100-m butterfly and 50-m freestyle.
  • At the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Liendo was a member of the men’s 4×100-m medley, and mixed 4×100-m medley that finished sixth and seventh.
  • At the 2018 Canadian Junior Championships, Liendo won gold in the 50-m and 100-m freestyle as well as the 100-m butterfly. He also captured bronze in the 200-m freestyle, 100-m backstroke and 200-m butterfly.
Quick Facts
  • Instagram: @j__liendo
  • Favourite Movie: Black Panther
  • Favourite Book: Percy Jackson books
  • Favourite TV Show: Dragon Ball Z
  • Favourite Actor: Chris Rock
  • Favourite Group: Migos
  • Other Sport: American Football
  • Favourite place to visit: Australia
  • Music behind the blocks: Trap
  • Pre-race meal: Pasta
  • Favourite Superhero: Thor

Joshua’s Personal Bests

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100m Freestyle50mOlympic Swimming Trials
50m Freestyle50mOlympic Swimming Trials
100m Butterfly50mOlympic Swimming Trials---
100m Freestyle Laps50mTake5 HP EventRELAY
100m Freestyle25mOntario Junior International---
50m Freestyle25mOntario Junior International---
200m Freestyle25mOntario Junior International
100m Butterfly25mOntario Junior International---
100m Backstroke50mFINA: World Cup No 5 - 2019 Series
100m Butterfly Laps50mFINA: 7th World Junior ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Butterfly50mFINA: 7th World Junior Championships
200m Butterfly50mEastern Canadian Championships
200m Freestyle50mEastern Canadian Championships
50m Freestyle Laps50mSpring Ontario Swimming ChampionshipRELAY
200m Butterfly25mOntario Junior International
50m Butterfly25mOntario Junior International
100m Medley25mYouth Cup
50m Butterfly Laps25mYouth CupRELAY
50m Backstroke25mNYAC Cup
200m Backstroke25mNYAC Cup
100m Breaststroke25mDowntown Sprint Meet
200m Freestyle Laps50mJunior Pan Pacific ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Butterfly Laps50mOntario Summer Provincial ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Backstroke50m55th Annual Mel Zajac Jr. International
50m Breaststroke25mRed Black & White Meet
200m Backstroke50mEastern Canadian Championships
200m Medley50mOntario Spring Provincial Championships
100m Backstroke25mOntario Junior InternationalRELAY
100m Freestyle Laps25mOntario Junior InternationalRELAY
200m Medley25mYouth Cup
400m Medley25mNYAC Cup
800m Freestyle50mHicken International
400m Freestyle50mHicken InternationalSPLIT
400m Medley50mPrairie Winter International
1500m Freestyle50mMAC Winter Invitational
50m Freestyle Laps25mCentral Region Large Team ChampsRELAY
1500m Freestyle25mYouth Cup
800m Freestyle25mYouth CupSPLIT
400m Freestyle25mYouth CupSPLIT
200m Breaststroke50mOntario Launch into Long Course
100m Butterfly Laps25mOntario Winter SC ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Breaststroke25mPICK Sprint
100m Breaststroke50mAge Group International