National Teams

Senior National Team

Richard Funk

  • Age 28
  • Height 180.34 cm / 5 ft 11 in
  • Club High Performance Centre- Vancouver
  • Coach Tom Johnson
  • Previous Coaches Chris Bezeau, Ben Titley, Pierre Lamy
  • Hometown Edmonton, AB
  • Residence Vancouver, BC
  • Event 50 BR, 100 BR, 200 BR

National Team Highlights

EventFinalist
Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships1
Tokyo 2018 Pan Pacific Championships3
Budapest 2017 FINA World Championships1

Richard’s Bio

  • At the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Funk won a bronze medal in the mixed 4×100-m medley relay. Funk also finished 15th in the 100-m breaststroke, breaking the one-minute barrier for the first time.
  • At the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships, Funk was a member of the mixed 4×100 medley relay that finished 4th and the men’s 4×100-m medley that finished 10th. Individually, Funk competed in the 50-m breaststroke (28th) and 100-m breaststroke (27th).
  • At the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, Funk finished eighth in the 100-m breaststroke. He was also a member of the mixed 4×100-m medley and the men’s 4×100-m medley that finished fourth and fifth.
  • At the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials, Funk won gold in the 100-m breaststroke qualifying him for his fourth FINA World Championships.
  • At the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials, Funk won gold in the 100-m breaststroke, which qualified him for the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships team.
  • At the 2017 Canadian Swimming Trials, Funk won gold in the 50-m and 100-m breaststroke events, qualifying for his third World Championship team.
  • At the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (25-m) in Windsor, Ont. Funk individually competed in the 50-m and 100-m breaststroke. After winning a swimoff, Funk finished 17th in the 50-m breaststroke and then finished 18th in the 100-m breaststroke, both races were personal best times for Funk.
  • At the same competition, Funk swam the breaststroke lap for the 4×100-m medley relay that finished 10th and the 4×50-m mixed medley relay that finished 5th.
  • At the 2016 Canadian Swimming Championships in Edmonton, Funk brought home two gold medals, in the 50-m and 100-m breaststroke. He also set a new personal best time in the 50-m.
  • At the 2016 Olympic & Para-swimming Trials in Toronto, Funk won a silver and a bronze in the 100-m breaststroke and 200-m breaststroke.
  • At the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Funk earned himself a silver in the 200-m breaststroke as well as a bronze in the 100-m breaststroke and the 4×100-m medley with teammates Russell Wood, Santo Condorellli and Yuri Kisil.
  • At the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Funk’s best result was a 15th-place finish in the 100-m breaststroke. He also swam the breaststroke lap in the 4×100-m medley, which placed 13th.
  • Funk was also part of the seventh-place 4×100-m mixed medley relay that set a Canadian record, alongside Russell Wood, Katerine Savard and Sandrine Mainville.
  • He won the 100-m breaststroke and placed second in the 200-m breaststroke to put his name on Team Canada for the Pan Am Games in Toronto and the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
  • At the Pan Pacs he was sixth in both the 100-m and 200-m breaststroke.
  • In Glasgow at the Games, he helped Canada to fourth in the medley relay and took sixth in the 100-m breaststroke and eighth in the 50-m breaststroke.
  • In 2013, Funk qualified for both the Summer Universiade and the FINA World Championships after winning the 100-m breaststroke at the Canadian team trials.
  • He also showed great sportsmanship at those trials, declining a swim-off in the 200-m breaststroke to allow Ashton Baumann to earn a spot on the team as well.
  • 2013, he helped the University of Michigan to the NCAA team title
  • Funk was named an All American in the 100 and 200- yard breaststroke and 400-yard medley relay.
  • He has also won Michigan’s Academic Achievement Award twice.
  • Attained First Team All-America status at the NCAA Division I Men’s championships in 2014
Quick Facts
  • Instagram: @rfunk08
  • Twitter: @rfunk08
  • Favourite Movie: The Departed
  • Favourite Magazine: GQ
  • Favourite TV Show: Rick and Morty

Richard’s Personal Bests

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EventCourseTimeDateMeetStatusMasters
50m Butterfly50mFINA: World Cup No 1 - 2019 Series
100m Breaststroke Laps50mFINA: 17th World ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Breaststroke50mFINA: 17th World Championships
100m Breaststroke50mFINA: 17th World Championships
100m Breaststroke Laps25mFINA: 13th World Short Course ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Breaststroke25mFINA: 13th World Short Course Championships
100m Breaststroke25mFINA: 13th World Short Course Championships
50m Butterfly25mThe Milton Skins
50m Backstroke25mThe Milton Skins
50m Freestyle25mThe Milton Skins
100m Butterfly25mThe Milton Skins
200m Breaststroke50mPan American Games
200m Medley50mGrand Prix
100m Butterfly Laps50mCanadian ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Butterfly50mCanadian Championships
50m Breaststroke Laps50mSpeedo Alberta Age Group and Senior ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Butterfly50mSpeedo Alberta Age Group and Senior Championships
100m Freestyle50mMel Zajac Jr InternationalRELAY
100m Freestyle Laps50mSummer NationalsRELAY1
200m Freestyle Laps50mSummer NationalsRELAY1
50m Freestyle50mSpeedo Aberta Age Group & Senior Championships Long CourseRELAY
200m Freestyle50mSpeedo Aberta Age Group & Senior Championships Long CourseRELAY
50m Breaststroke Laps25mEast vs West Dual MeetRELAY
200m Medley25mOR Paul Bergen Junior International
200m Breaststroke25mOR Paul Bergen Junior International
50m Butterfly Laps25mInvitationalRELAY
200m Backstroke25mInvitational
400m Medley25mInvitational
100m Medley25mOktoberfest
400m Medley50mAlberta AG&Sr Championships
50m Freestyle Laps50mAlberta AG&Sr ChampionshipsRELAY
1500m Freestyle50mKeyano International
800m Freestyle50mKeyano InternationalSPLIT
100m Backstroke50mOSC Double-Double
200m Backstroke50mOSC Double-Double
400m Freestyle50mOSC Double-Double
100m Freestyle25mWestern Canadian Championships
400m Freestyle25mBlue Bears
800m Freestyle25mBlue Bears
200m Freestyle25mFiset Invitational
50m Freestyle Laps25mFiset InvitationalRELAY
1500m Freestyle25mFiset Invitational
200m Butterfly25m33rd Annual Invitational
100m Backstroke25m33rd Annual Invitational
100m Freestyle Laps25mWestern Canadian ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Backstroke50mRods Invitational
25m Butterfly25m10 & Under Series
25m Breaststroke25m10 & Under Series