National Teams

Senior National Team

Philippe Guertin

  • Age 29
  • Height 182.88 cm / 6 ftin
  • Club Club Aquatique Montreal
  • Coach Claude St-Jean
  • Hometown St-Hubert, QC
  • Residence Montreal, QC.

Philippe’s Bio

  • At the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Guertin finished 28th in the 10-km open water race.
  • He won the 2016 FINA World Cup race in Lac St-Jean to qualify for the 2017 FINA World Championships.
  • He also was selected to represent Canada at the 2017 FISU Universiade in Taipei.
  • In 2015, he broke his hand on a buoy during the qualifier for world championships, finishing the race in “incredible” pain but missing the team. This also cost him a shot at the Rio 2016 Olympics, as the open water qualifying was tied to performances at the 2015 worlds.
  • Guertin bounced back with strong performances at other events in 2015, winning the FINA 10-km World Cup in Lac-Megantic, and placing second at the 32-km Traversée du Lac-St-Jean.
  • Guertin persevered through bad luck the following two years. In 2014 he earned a spot on the Pan Pacific Championships team with a fifth-place finish at the Fran Crippen Cup. Despite travelling to Gold Coast, Australia, for the Pan Pacs, Guertin did not get the chance to compete as the open water competition was cancelled due to unsuitable conditions.
  • Guertin made his first national team in 2013, when he represented Canada at FINA World Championships in Barcelona
  • He finished 9th in the 25-km, 23rd in the 5-km, and helped Canada to a 12th-place finish in the 5-km team event
  • He was born in Saint John, N.B., joined his first swim club in Baie-Comeau, Que., lives in Montreal and calls St-Hubert, Que., his hometown.
  • He lost 45 pounds after joining CAMO and credits Head Coach Claude St-Jean as a major influence in his life.

Philippe’s Personal Bests

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EventCourseTimeDateMeetStatusRecords
100m Medley25mFestival par equipe - section 1
400m Freestyle25mInvitation provinciale AA-AAA de Noel avec finales
100m Freestyle50mInvitation provinciale AA-AAA de Noel avec finales
100m Freestyle25mInvitation provinciale AA-AAA de Noel avec finales
200m Butterfly25mInvitation provinciale AA-AAA de Noel avec finales
200m Butterfly50mInvitation provinciale AA-AAA de Noel avec finales
50m Freestyle50mInvitation provinciale AA-AAA de Noel avec finalesRELAY
200m Freestyle25mInvitation provinciale AA-AAA de Noel avec finales
800m Freestyle25mInvitation Provinciale AAA Pointe-ClaireSPLIT
50m Freestyle25mInvitation provinciale A-AA-AAA Halloween
10000m Freestyle50mCoupe du Monde FINA 10 km
1500m Freestyle50mCanadian Swimming Trials---
400m Freestyle50mCanadian Swimming Trials---
800m Freestyle50mCanadian Swimming Trials---
200m Backstroke50mInvitation provinciale AA-AAA de Noel CAMO
200m Freestyle Laps50mCanadian ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Butterfly Laps25mChampionnat provincial Junior et Senior d'hiverRELAY
1500m Freestyle25mChampionnat provincial Junior et Senior d'hiver---
100m Backstroke25mInvitation Groupe d'age P1-P2
200m Backstroke25mInvitation P1- P2 de Noel
100m Backstroke50mFestival par equipe - Section 1RELAY
400m Medley25mFestival par equipe - Section 1
200m Freestyle50mFestival par equipe - Section 1
200m Freestyle Laps25mEastern ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Butterfly25mInvitation Provinciale Groupe d'age Halloween
200m Breaststroke50mInvitation Challenge P1-P2
100m Freestyle Laps50mSection 1 - Champ. provincial par equipeRELAY
5000m Freestyle50mWorld Trials
100m Breaststroke25mCompetition Collegiale AA #2 Edouard-Montpetit
200m Medley50mInvitation Internationale P1 P2
50m Breaststroke25mCoupe Internationale
50m Butterfly25mCoupe Internationale
50m Backstroke25mChampionnat Provincial AQUAMRELAY
50m Butterfly Laps25mInvitation Aquaparc H2o P1 Et P2 Avec Finales A Et BRELAY
50m Backstroke50mChamp. Prov. AQUAM groupes d'ageRELAY
50m Freestyle Laps50mChamp. Prov. AQUAM groupes d'ageRELAY
400m Medley50mInvitation P1-P2 Challenge
100m Butterfly50mChamp. Prov. par Equipe - Section 2
50m Freestyle Laps25mChamp. Prov. AQUAM groupes d'age et seniorRELAY
200m Medley25mInvitation P2
100m Breaststroke50mAquasport Nike Internationale
50m Butterfly Laps50mChampionnat par EquipeRELAY
50m Butterfly50mInvitation Provinciale P1-P2
50m Breaststroke50mInvitation Provinciale P1-P2