National Teams

Para-Swimming Team

Sabrina Duchesne

  • Age 22
  • Height 160 cm / 5 ftin
  • Club Rouge et Or
  • Coach Johanne Girardin
  • Hometown St-Augustin, QC
  • Residence St-Augustin, QC
  • Event 50 FL, 100 FR, 400 FR, 100 BK, 200 IM

National Team Highlights

Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships2
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games13
London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games15

Sabrina’s Bio

  • At the 2023 Bell Canadian Swimming Trials in Toronto, Duchesne earned a multi-class silver medal in the women’s 400-m freestyle. Her performance qualified her for the 2023 World Para Swimming Championships team in Manchester, England.
  • At the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, Duchesne was a member of the 4×100-m freestyle relay (34 points) that captured bronze. Individually, Duchesne finished fifth in the women’s 400-m freestyle S7 and sixth in the 100-m freestyle S7, both in personal best times.
  • At the Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships, Duchesne placed 4th in the 400-m freestyle S7 and 6th in the 100-m freestyle S7.
  • At the London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, Duchesne reached two finals in four individual events, including the 400-m freestyle S7 (6th) and 200-m individual medley SM7 (8th). She also competed in the 100-m freestyle S7 (10th) and 50-m butterfly S7 (11th).
  • Duchesne won a multi-class gold medal in the 400-m freestyle at the 2022 Bell Canadian Swimming Trials. She also placed 5th in the 100-m freestyle multi-class. Her performances qualified her for the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships.
  • At the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials in Toronto, Duchesne picked up multi-class silver medals in the 50-m butterfly and 400-m freestyle. She set a personal best in the 50-m butterfly.
  • At the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships, Duchesne finished fourth in the 400-m freestyle S7 and sixth in the 100-m freestyle S7 and the 50-m butterfly S7 in a personal best time.
  • Duchesne captured silver in the women’s Para multi-class 50-m butterfly and the 400-m freestyle at the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials.
  • At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Duchesne swam in five events, with her best result being a 9th-place finish in the 400-m freestyle.
  • Her best result at the 2016 Olympic & Para-swimming Trials was a third in the multi-class 400-m freestyle. That ranked her 10th in the world in the S8 class, qualifying her for her first Paralympic Games.
  • Won a bronze medal in the 400-m freestyle at the 2015 Parapan Am Games.
  • Swam five events at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. She reached the final in the 200-m IM, finishing 7th.
  • Duchesne was just 14 when she qualified for both the world championships and Parapan Am Games as the youngest member of both teams.
  • At the 2015 Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships she reached five finals, finishing fourth in the 200-metre individual medley.
  • Making the Paralympic Games was the highlight of her career.
  • After her swimming career she would like to become a lawyer or criminologist.
  • Youngest member of the 2015 Para-swimming team.
Quick Facts
  • Instagram: @sabduchesne17
  • Favourite Movie: Hacksaw Ridge
  • Favourite Place to visit: Hawaii
  • Favourite TV Show: Blindspot
  • Music behind the blocks: Eminem
  • Guilty Pleasure: Oreo McFlurry

Sabrina’s Personal Bests

Not all features are currently implemented. Visit the old rankings system to access missing features.

100m Freestyle25mChampionnat provincial universitaire
100m Freestyle Laps25mChampionnat provincial universitaireRELAY
200m Freestyle50mCoupe universitaire 4
50m Freestyle25mCoupe du Quebec Senior
200m Freestyle25mCoupe du Quebec Senior---
200m Freestyle Laps25mCoupe Universitaire # 3RELAY
50m Freestyle Laps25mCoupe Universitaire # 3RELAY
100m Freestyle50mParalympic Games
400m Freestyle50mParalympic Games---
100m Freestyle Laps50mParalympic GamesRELAY
800m Freestyle50mArena Challenge 2 Mixte Camo
400m Freestyle25mDefi Nez Rouge---
1500m Freestyle25mEssai de temps
50m Butterfly50mCanadian Swimming Trials
100m Butterfly50mWorld Para Swimming World Series
100m Breaststroke50mWorld Para Swimming World Series
200m Backstroke50mInvitation en 50 m (12 ans et moins et 13 ans et plus)
50m Breaststroke50mCanadian Championships
200m Medley25mInvitation du Printemps CNQ
200m Medley50mCoupe du Quebec du printemps (senior et paranatation)/ Selection Jeux du Canada Para
50m Freestyle50mParalympic Games
800m Freestyle25mFestival par equipe section 2---
50m Butterfly25mChamp. provincial Aquam Paranatation Hiver
100m Butterfly25mChamp. provincial Aquam Paranatation Hiver
100m Backstroke50mParapan American Games
100m Medley25mQuebec
100m Breaststroke25mQuebec
50m Backstroke25mDefi Nez Rouge
100m Backstroke25mDefi Nez Rouge
50m Breaststroke25mJeux du Quebec
50m Backstroke50mKen Dunn Invitational Long Course Meet
200m Backstroke25mSection 2 - Festival par equipe
25m Butterfly25mRegionale developpement #4 et OSQ
25m Freestyle25mDefi Sportif
25m Breaststroke25mRegional developpement 1
25m Backstroke25mFinale regionale reseau developpement