Senior National Team
- Age 25
- Height 198.12 cm / 6 ft 6 in
- Club High Performance Centre- Vancouver
- Coach Tom Johnson
- Hometown Delta, BC
- Residence Vancouver, BC
- Event 100 BK, 200 BK, 100 FR, 200 FR
National Team Highlights
|Tokyo 2020 Olympics||—||—||—||2|
|Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships||—||—||—||2|
|Tokyo 2018 Pan Pacific Championships||—||—||—||3|
|Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games||—||—||1||2|
|Budapest 2017 FINA World Championships||—||—||1||2|
|Rio 2016 Olympic Games||—||—||—||1|
|Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games||—||1||—||2|
- At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Thormeyer was a member of the men’s 4×100-m freestyle relay team that broke the Canadian record and finished fourth. Thormeyer was also a part of the men’s 4×100-m medley relay that finished in seventh place. Individually, Thormeyer finished 16th in the 200-m backstroke and 19th in the 100-m backstroke.
- At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Thormeyer swam the third leg in the 4×100-m freestyle relay that finished 7th.
- At the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships, Thormeyer finished 8th in the 200-m backstroke. After being ranked 17th in the preliminaries, he would have missed the semifinals but when one of the other entries pulled out, he made the most of his second opportunity by breaking the Canadian record and advancing to the final. He also finished 11th and 22nd in the 100-m backstroke and 100-m freestyle. Thormeyer was a member of the mixed 4×100-m freestyle relay that finished fourth in Gwangju. He was also part of the men’s 4×100-m medley (10th), 4×100-m freestyle (13th) and 4×200-m freestyle (17th).
- Thormeyer was provisionally nominated for the 2020 Olympic Games in the 200-m backstroke. At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Trials, Thormeyer won gold in the 100-m backstroke and captured bronze in the 100-m freestyle.
- Markus Thormeyer made history at 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials with a sweep in the 100-m, 200-m backstroke and the 100-m and 200-m freestyle. He broke the Canadian record in the 100-m backstroke and swam personal best times in the 200-m backstroke and the 200-m freestyle.
- At the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Thormeyer earned a bronze medal in the 100-m backstroke and finished fifth in the 200-m backstroke. He set personal bests in both events.
- At the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, Thormeyer finished sixth in the men’s 100-m backstroke. He was also a part of the 4×100-m and 4×200-m freestyle relays that finished fourth and fifth.
- Thormeyer made four appearances on the podium at the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials. He won gold in the 200-m freestyle, 100-m and 200-m backstroke and a silver in the 100-m freestyle.
- Thormeyer won Swimming Canada’s Male Swimmer of the Year in 2019 and 2018.
- At the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Thormeyer won bronze in the mixed 4×100-m freestyle relay as he took part in the preliminaries. He was also a member of the eighth place in the men’s 4×100-m freestyle relay team.
- At the 2017 Canadian Swimming Trials in Victoria, Thormeyer won the 200-m freestyle and took two silver medals (100-m freestyle and 100-m backstroke). Thormeyer swam his 100-m freestyle in a personal best. He earned spots on his first FINA World Championships and FISU Universiade teams.
- At the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (25-m) in Windsor, Ont. Thormeyer individually competed in five events. He set personal bests in the 50-m backstroke (36th) and 200-m freestyle (22nd). He also finished 46th in the 100-m freestyle, 28th in the 100-m backstroke and 25th in the 200-m backstroke.
- At the same competition, Thormeyer was a member of three relays including a bronze medal and new Canadian record in the 4×50-m mixed freestyle relay with teammates Yuri Kisil, Michelle Williams and Sandrine Mainville. Kisil’s other relays included the 4×100-m freestyle relay (7th) and the 4×200-m freestyle relay (12th).
- At the 2016 Canadian Olympic & Para-Swimming Trials, Thormeyer won a gold medal in the 200-m freestyle, as well as two bronze medals in the 100-m backstroke and 100-m freestyle. He earned an Olympic berth on the 4×100-m freestyle relay with Santo Condorelli, Yuri Kisil and Evan Van Moerkerke.
- At the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Thormeyer led off in the morning heats for the 4×100-m freestyle, which went on to earn a silver medal in the final.
- Individually in Toronto, Thormeyer finished seventh in the 100-m backstroke along with 19th in the 200-m backstroke.
- At the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships in Singapore, Thormeyer contributed to a gold medal in the 4×100-m freestyle mixed relay.
- Markus Thormeyer made his first national senior team in 2015, earning a spot on the Pan Am Games team with second-place finishes in the 100-m backstroke and 200-m backstroke at the Team Canada Trials
- The 6’6’’ Thormeyer moved into the senior ranks at age 17 after posting some impressive times at the junior level.
- At both the 2014 and 2015 Speedo Western Canadian Championships, he won five gold medals but in different age groups.
- In 2014, he also won three bronze medals at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships and earned
the Male High Point Aggregate Award in the 16-year-old sport class at the Canadian Age Group Championships.
- Thormeyer first represented Canada when he was just 12 years old at the North American Challenge Cup in 2010 and returned to do so again in 2012.
- His first major junior international competition was the 4th FINA World Junior Championships in 2013. At 16, he was the youngest member of the team.
- 2020 ISL team: Tokyo Frog Kings
- Markus Thormeyer lowered the Canadian record in the 200-m backstroke at ISL 2020.
- 2019 ISL team: NY Breakers
- Thormeyer is currently studying environmental science at UBC.
- Instagram: @lilmarquenis
- Twitter: @markusthor2
- Favourite Movie: The Avatar
- Favourite Book: The Giving Tree
- Favourite TV Show: Parks and Recreation
- Favourite Actor/Actress: Tom Holland
- Music behind the Blocks: chill or sad music
- Favourite Restaurant: Earls
- Pre-race meal: Bread
- Favourite Place to visit: Africa or Europe
- Favourite quote: “Live. Laugh. Love.”
Markus’s Personal Bests
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