National Teams

Richie Stokes

  • Age 23
  • Height 194 cm / 6 ftin
  • Club University of Calgary Swim Club
  • Coach Mike Blondal
  • Previous Coaches Kevin Thorburn
  • Hometown Toronto, ON
  • Residence Calgary, AB

Richie’s Bio

  • At the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Stokes finished 17th in the 200-m backstroke.
  • Stokes won gold in the 200-m backstroke at the 2022 Bell Canadian Swimming Trials. Stokes qualified for the 2022 FINA World Championships with this performance.
Quick facts
  • Nickname: Richie
  • Instagram: @Richie.stokes
  • Favourite quote/motto: You get what you give
  • Favourite movie: Cars 3
  • Favourite TV show: The Office
  • Favourite actor/actress: Elizabeth Olsen
  • Pre-race meal: Chicken and pasta
  • Favourite superhero: Scarlet Witch
  • Music behind the blocks: Any Disney remix
  • Guilty Pleasure: Watching awful TV shows
  • Pre-competition ritual/superstitions: One of my superstitions is that I always wear colour coordinated shoes with my clothes for finals

Richie’s Personal Bests

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100m Backstroke25mU SPORTS Swimming Championships
200m Freestyle50mU SPORTS Swimming ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Freestyle25mOdlum Brown Colleges Cup
100m Freestyle50mProvincial Series #4 - CSI 2023: Fukuoka Funk
100m Butterfly50mProvincial Series #4 - CSI 2023: Fukuoka Funk
50m Freestyle50mProvincial Series #4 - CSI 2023: Fukuoka FunkRELAY
200m Backstroke25mCanada West Swimming Championships
50m Backstroke25mCanada West Swimming Championships
200m Freestyle Laps25mCanada West Swimming ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Medley25mOdlum Brown Colleges Cup
100m Freestyle Laps25mOdlum Brown Colleges CupRELAY
50m Backstroke50mCanadian Junior & Senior Championships
200m Backstroke50mCanadian Swimming Trials
100m Backstroke50mUS Open Championships
50m Freestyle Laps25mUCSC Fall Start UpRELAY
100m Breaststroke25mUCSC Fall Start Up
50m Freestyle25mUCSC Team Champs 1
200m Freestyle25mUCSC Senior TT
400m Freestyle25mU SPORTS Swimming Championship
400m Medley25mU SPORTS Swimming Championship
100m Breaststroke50mMel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet
200m Medley50mCanadian Swimming Trials
400m Medley50mCanadian Swimming Trials
100m Medley25mOdlum Brown Colleges Cup Pacific Hosted by UBC
3000m Freestyle50mCanadian Junior Championships
100m Freestyle Laps50mEastern Canadian ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Butterfly25mAge Group International SC
50m Butterfly25mHarvest Invitational
200m Freestyle Laps50mCanadian Junior ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Butterfly50mOntario Summer Provincial Championships
50m Freestyle Laps50mOntario Summer Provincial ChampionshipsRELAY
400m Freestyle50mEastern Canadian Championships
800m Freestyle50mCanadian Swimming Trials
1500m Freestyle50mMAC Winter Invitational
800m Freestyle25mAge Group International SCSPLIT
1500m Freestyle25mAge Group International SC
50m Breaststroke25mHall of Fame Meet
200m Breaststroke50mMAC April Invitational
200m Breaststroke25m A- B Meet
100m Butterfly25m A- B Meet
100m Breaststroke Laps50mOntario Provincial ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Breaststroke Laps50mOntario Provincial ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Breaststroke50mTaking Up the Slack
50m Butterfly50mTaking Up the Slack
50m Breaststroke Laps25mSwim Ontario Age Group ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Breaststroke Laps25mInvitation Pointe-Claire Provincial 2RELAY
50m Butterfly Laps25mDivision 1 Team ChampsRELAY