National Teams

Senior National Team

Sarah Darcel

  • Age 24
  • Height 169 cm / 5 ftin
  • Club Island Swimming Club
  • Coach Ryan Mallette
  • Hometown Grande Cache, AB
  • Residence Victoria, BC

National Team Highlights

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games11
Windsor 2016 FINA World Championships (25 m)12
Kihei 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships126

Sarah’s Bio

  • At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Darcel earned a silver medal and set a personal best in the 200-m individual medley.
  • Darcel made two finals at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, finishing 4th in the 400-m individual medley and 5th in the 200 IM.
  • At the 2016 Ontario Junior International, Darcel brought home an impressive eight medals. Individually she had two gold, two silver and a bronze medal, setting new personal best times in every event she medaled. She also was a member of three relays that all won gold.
  • At the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25-m) in Windsor, Ont. Darcel competed in all three individual medley events. She finished 10th in the 100-m medley, 6th in the 200-m medley and 10th in the 400-m medley.
  • At the same competition, Darcel swam in the prelims of the 4×50-m freestyle that later won a gold medal.
  • At the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Maui, Darcel won gold in the 400-m individual medley.
  • She also finished the meet with three silver medals, contributing to all three relays.
  • At the 2016 Canadian Swimming Championships in Edmonton, Darcel earned silver in the 200-m IM and bronze in the 400-m IM. She was also part of the 4×100-m freestyle and 4×200-m freestyle that both won gold medals.
  • At the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series stop in Santa Clara, Darcel earned herself a bronze medal in the 400-m IM.
  • At the 2016 Olympic & Para-swimming Trials in Toronto, Darcel’s best finish was fourth place in the 200-m IM.
  • Twitter: @sarahdarcel
  • Instagram: @sarah_darcel
  • Favourite Movie: Black Panther
  • Favourite Book: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Favourite TV Show: The 100
  • Favourite Band: The Lumineers
  • Favourite Place to visit: Iceland
  • Pre-race meal: Peanut butter and banana on toast

Sarah’s Personal Bests

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50m Butterfly50mPro Swim Series
200m Medley50mXXI Commonwealth Games---
100m Butterfly50mCanadian Championships1
200m Butterfly50mInvitational Meet
50m Freestyle50mArena Pro Swim Series
100m Freestyle50mArena Pro Swim Series
200m Freestyle50m54th Annual Mel Zajac International
400m Medley50mCanadian Swimming Trials
200m Breaststroke50mCanadian Swimming Trials
200m Backstroke50mArena Pro Swim Series
100m Freestyle25mOntario Junior International
200m Backstroke25mOntario Junior International
200m Medley25mOntario Junior International---
100m Freestyle Laps25mOntario Junior InternationalRELAY
100m Backstroke25mOntario Junior International
200m Butterfly25mOntario Junior International
200m Breaststroke25mOntario Junior International
400m Medley25mOntario Junior International---
100m Breaststroke25mOntario Junior International
200m Freestyle25mOntario Junior InternationalRELAY
50m Backstroke25mOntario Junior International
50m Freestyle Laps25mFINA: 13th World Short Course ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Medley25mFINA: 13th World Short Course Championships---
100m Freestyle Laps50mJunior Pan Pacific ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Freestyle Laps50mCanadian Swimming ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Freestyle Laps50mSwim BC AAA Long Course ChampionshipsRELAY
800m Freestyle50mSouthwest Classic Meet
400m Freestyle50mSouthwest Classic MeetSPLIT
100m Butterfly Laps50mSpeedo Western Canadian OpenRELAY
100m Backstroke50mSpeedo Western Canadian Open
50m Freestyle25mOntario Junior International
100m Butterfly25mOntario Junior International
100m Butterfly Laps25mBennett CupRELAY
100m Breaststroke Laps50mFINA: 5th World Junior ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Breaststroke50mFINA: 5th World Junior Championships
50m Butterfly Laps50mSwim BC LC AAA ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Butterfly25mThunderbolt Int'l Invitational
50m Breaststroke25m12th Annual PCS Xmas Cracker Invitational Meet
50m Breaststroke Laps25m12th Annual PCS Xmas Cracker Invitational MeetRELAY
50m Butterfly Laps25mEast West Youth DualRELAY
50m Breaststroke50mCanadian Age Group Championships
50m Backstroke50mKeyano International
100m Breaststroke Laps25mWestern Canadian ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Freestyle Laps25mWestern Canadian ChampionshipsRELAY
800m Freestyle25mPCS Xmas Cracker Invitational
400m Freestyle25mPCS Xmas Cracker Invitational
25m Butterfly25m17th Annual Weyerhaeuser Invitational
25m Backstroke25mMayflower Invitational
25m Breaststroke25mMayflower Invitational
25m Freestyle25mMayflower Invitational