National Teams

Para-Swimming Team

Nydia Langill

  • Age 30
  • Height 165.1 cm / 5 ftin
  • Club Ducks Swimming
  • Coach Reg Chappel, Craig Mortimer
  • Hometown Mississauga, ON
  • Residence Mississauga, ON
  • Event 50 FR, 100 FR, 50 FL, 100 BR, 200 IM

Nydia’s Bio

  • At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Langill competed in both the 200-m individual medley and the 100-m breaststroke, finishing 10th and 12th.
  • At the 2016 Olympic & Para-swimming Trials she qualified for her first Paralympic Games by posting a time that ranked her 11th in the world in the SB6 100-m breaststroke.
  • Langill swam five events at the Parapan Am Games and reached three finals. She was 4th in the100-m freestyle.
  • Earlier in the summer, she swam three events at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. She was 7th in the 100-m breaststroke.
  • At the 2015 Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships Langill notched a pair of fourth-place finishes in 100-metre freestyle and 200-m individual medley.
  • Langill was on Team Canada for the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif., where she raced to three finals, finishing sixth in the 100-m breaststroke and 50-m butterfly and seventh in the 100-m freestyle.
  • Langill competed for Ontario at the 2009 Canada Games in PEI and reached four finals.
  • Langill was born nine weeks premature and was diagnosed at 18 months with a mild form of cerebral palsy.
  • As an infant she underwent several surgeries to correct bones and muscles affected by her condition.
  • She learned to walk in the pool and has been unstoppable ever since.
  • She hopes to educate people about people with disabilities and their potential as well as coach other Para-swimmers.
  • She studies communication at Calvin College in the U.S.
Quick Facts
  • Favourite Movie: My Best Friend’s Wedding
  • Favourite TV Show: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • Favourite Actor/Actress: Julia Roberts
  • Favourite Restaurant: Swiss Chalet
  • Favourite Places to visit: Las Vegas

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