National Teams

Para-Swimming Team

Nicolas-Guy Turbide

  • Age 27
  • Height 186 cm / 6 ftin
  • Club Club de Natation Region de Quebec
  • Coach Marc-André Pelletier
  • Hometown Quebec City, QC
  • Residence Quebec City, QC
  • Event 50 FR, 100 FR, 400 FR, 100 BK, 100 FLY, 200 IM

National Team Highlights

EventFinalist
Manchester 2023 World Para Swimming Championships 11
Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships11
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games12
London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships14
Cairns 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships2114
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games12
Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games336

Nicolas-Guy’s Bio

  • At the 2023 Para Swimming Championships in Manchester, Turbide earned a bronze medal in the 50-metre freestyle S13 and set a Canadian record with a time of 23.88 seconds.
  • At the 2023 Bell Canadian Swimming Trials in Toronto, Turbide won multi-class gold in the men’s 50-m freestyle. His performance qualified him for the 2023 World Para Swimming Championships team in Manchester, England.
  • He was named Swimming Canada’s 2022 Male Swimmer of the Year (Paralympic Program), marking the fifth time he’s won the award since 2016.
  • Turbide won gold and lowered the Canadian record in the 50-m freestyle S13 at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. It was the first time the event was contested at Commonwealth Games so also set a Games record.

  • At the Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships, Turbide won gold in the 100-m backstroke S13.
  • At the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Nicolas-Guy Turbide captured silver in the men’s 100-m backstroke S13. Turbide also finished eighth in the men’s 50-m freestyle S13.
  • At the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships, Turbide won gold and broke the Americas and Canadian record in the 100-m backstroke and the 200-m individual medley.
  • At the same event, Turbide broke the Canadian record and captured silver in the 50-m freestyle S13. He also earned a bronze medal in the 100-m butterfly S13 in a personal best time.
  • At the London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, Turbide claimed his first medal in his third career appearance at worlds, silver in the 100-m backstroke S13. He also set Canadian and Americas records in the 200-m individual medley SM13, finishing fifth, set a national record in the 50-m freestyle S13, placing seventh, and finished ninth in the 100-m butterfly S13. Thanks to his performance in the 100 back, he was nominated to the Canadian Paralympic Committee to represent the country at Tokyo 2020.
  • At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Turbide earned his first Paralympic medal, a bronze in the 100-m backstroke. He also finished 8th in the 50-m freestyle.
  • Both times were Canadian records.
  • Based on his performance at the Para Swimming World Series in Berlin, Turbide qualified for the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships.
  • Turbide won Male Swimmer of the Year (Paralympic Program) in 2021.
  • Turbide was named Swimming Canada’s Male Para-swimmer of the Year for 2016 and 2018 and was the co-winner in 2019.
  • At the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials in Toronto, Turbide collected three multi-class medals, including gold in the 50-m freestyle and the 100-m backstroke, as well as bronze in the 200-m individual medley.
  • Turbide broke an Americas and Canadian record at the 2017 Para-swimming Canadian Open in the 200-m individual medley and 100-m freestyle.
  • His breakout performance saw him win six medals and set an Americas record at the 2015 Parapan Am Games where he won gold in the 100-m backstroke (Canadian and Americas record), 200-m IM and 100-m butterfly. He also took silver in the 50-m, 100-m and 400-m freestyle.
  • Turbide swam six events at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. He reached the final of the 100-m backstroke, finishing 5th
  • In 2014 he won the bronze medal in the 400-m freestyle at the Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships. It was his first medal at a major international event.
  • At the 2013 IPC World Championships in Montreal, he placed sixth in the 100-m backstroke and seventh in both the 100-m butterfly and 400-m freestyle.
  • The visually impaired swimmer was also on the 2011 Canadian squad for the Parapan American Games in Guadalajara. He placed sixth in the 50-m and 100-m freestyles.
Quick Facts
  • Favorite movie: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Favorite book: The Shining
  • Favorite TV Show: Dragon’s Den
  • Favorite website: Youtube
  • Music behind the blocks: 80’s rock
  • Other sports: Golf
  • Place to visit: Japan
  • Favourite pastime: Playing guitar

Nicolas-Guy’s Personal Bests

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EventCourseTimeDateMeetRecordsStatusMasters
50m Butterfly50mCoupe du Quebec junior et senior
50m Freestyle25mNez Rouge---
50m Butterfly25mNez Rouge---
50m Freestyle50mPara World Championships---
50m Backstroke25mDefi Nez-Rouge
100m Breaststroke50m36. Internationale Deutsche Para Meisterschaften
50m Backstroke50mU.S. Paralympics Championships
50m Freestyle Laps25mCoupe du Quebec Senior 1 (automne)RELAY
100m Freestyle25mDefi Nez Rouge
100m Backstroke25mDefi Nez Rouge
200m Medley25mDefi Nez Rouge
200m Medley50mWorld Para Swimming Championships---
50m Freestyle Laps50mCoupe du Quebec (Senior et PARA) - EteRELAY1
200m Butterfly25mInvitation du Printemps
50m Breaststroke25mInvitation du Printemps
100m Medley25mInvitation du Printemps
100m Butterfly25mDefi Nez-Rouge
100m Butterfly50mPan Pacific Para Championships
100m Backstroke50mPan Pacific Para Championships---
100m Freestyle50mPara-Swimming Canadian Open---
200m Backstroke25mDefi Nez-Rouge
200m Backstroke50mChampionnat provincial AA-AAA junior et senior
200m Freestyle25mParanatation AQUAM - Championnat provincial (Hiver)
400m Freestyle50mPan Pacific Para Championships
200m Freestyle50mChampionnat provincial de paranatation AQUAM
400m Medley25mCoupe du Quebec Junior et Senior 1 (au CEPSUM)---
400m Freestyle25mChampionnat provincial de paranatation AQUAM
100m Breaststroke25mDefi UL
400m Medley50mSpeedo CAN AM Para-Swimming Championships
200m Butterfly50mSpeedo CAN AM Para-Swimming Championships
25m Freestyle25mChallenge ARLPHL
50m Breaststroke50mChampionnat provincial Aquam groupes d'age et senior
200m Breaststroke25mFestival 5 Hiver