National Teams

Senior National Team

Josiah Binnema

  • Age 23
  • Height 188 cm / 6 ftin
  • Club High Performance Centre- Vancouver
  • Coach Tom Johnson
  • Hometown Prince George, BC
  • Residence Vancouver, BC

National Team Highlights

EventFinalist
Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships
Tokyo 2018 Pan Pacific Championships2
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games2

Josiah’s Bio

  • At the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships, Binnema finished 24th in 100-m butterfly.
  • At the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials, Binnema won gold in the 100-m butterfly, qualifying him for his second FINA World Championships.
  • At the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, Binnema was a member of the mixed 4×100-m medley and men’s 4×100-m medley relay that finished fourth and fifth. Individually, he finished 11th in the 100-m butterfly.
  • Binnema finished fifth in the 100-m butterfly at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He was also a member of the 4×100-m medley relay team that finished fifth.
  • At the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials, Binnema won gold in the 100-m butterfly, which qualified him for the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo.
  • At the 2017 Canadian Swimming Trials, Josiah Binnema made his first World Championship and FISU Universiade teams by winning a gold medal in the 100-m butterfly. He also earned a silver medal in the 50-m butterfly, both in personal best times.
  • At the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, his best result was 34th in the 100 fly. He went on to finish 16th in the 100 fly at the Universiade in Taipei.
  • At the 2016 Canadian Swimming Championships, he brought home a bronze medal in the 100-m butterfly and a gold medal where he swam the butterfly lap in the 4×100-m medley relay.
  • In 2015, Binnema swam the 50-m butterfly (18th) and the 100-m butterfly (11th) at the FINA World Junior Championships in Singapore. At the same event, he swam the butterfly lap in the 4×100-m medley where they finished 6th.
Quick Facts
  • Favourite Book: Eragon
  • Favourite TV Show: Breaking Bad
  • Other Sport: Rowing
  • Guilty Pleasure: Lemon Meringue Pie

Josiah’s Personal Bests

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EventCourseTimeDateMeetStatus
200m Freestyle50mWestern Trans Mountain Cup
100m Freestyle50mWestern Trans Mountain Cup
50m Butterfly25mOdlum Brown Colleges Cup Pacific
100m Freestyle Laps50mU SPORTS Odlum Brown Swimming ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Butterfly50mU SPORTS Odlum Brown Swimming Championships
200m Freestyle Laps50mU SPORTS Odlum Brown Swimming ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Backstroke50mU SPORTS Odlum Brown Swimming Championships
100m Freestyle25mCanada West ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Backstroke25mCanada West Championships
200m Freestyle Laps25mCanada West ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Medley25mOdlum Brown Colleges Cup Pacific Hosted by UBC
50m Freestyle Laps25mOdlum Brown Colleges Cup Pacific Hosted by UBCRELAY
50m Butterfly Laps25mOdlum Brown Colleges Cup Pacific Hosted by UBCRELAY
100m Freestyle Laps25mOdlum Brown Colleges Cup Pacific Hosted by UBCRELAY
50m Breaststroke25mOctober Senior Circuit
200m Freestyle25mOctober Senior Circuit
100m Butterfly Laps50m13th Pan Pacific ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Butterfly50mCanadian Swimming Trials
100m Backstroke50mCanadian Swimming Trials
50m Butterfly50mXXI Commonwealth Games
200m Backstroke50mPro Swim Series
200m Backstroke25mU Sports Championships
100m Butterfly Laps25mU Sports ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Butterfly25mU Sports Championships
400m Medley50mSwim BC Senior Circuit #2
200m Butterfly25mCanada West Swimming Championships
100m Backstroke25mCanada West Swimming Championships
400m Freestyle25mOdlum Brown Colleges's Cup Pacific
50m Freestyle50mCanadian Swimming Trials
800m Freestyle25mOdlum Brown Colleges Cup - PacificSPLIT
1500m Freestyle25mOdlum Brown Colleges Cup - Pacific
100m Medley25mOdlum Brown Colleges Cup - Pacific
50m Butterfly Laps50mSpeedo Alberta Age Group & Senior ChampionshipsRELAY
400m Freestyle50mSpeedo Alberta Age Group & Senior Championships
200m Medley50mCanadian Swimming Trials
50m Freestyle25mColleges Cup - Mountain
200m Breaststroke25mJP Fiset International
100m Breaststroke25mJP Fiset International
50m Freestyle Laps50mPGBSC Dental Moose MeetRELAY
1500m Freestyle50mTime Trials
200m Breaststroke50mPGB Dental Moose Meet
400m Medley25mBritish Columbia Age Group Champioships
800m Freestyle50mMel Zajac Jr International
50m Breaststroke50mKAJ 1st Annual Long Course Invitational
100m Breaststroke50mKAJ 1st Annual Long Course Invitational
50m Breaststroke Laps25mFrost FestRELAY
25m Butterfly25mMedical Northern Sprints