National Teams

Senior National Team

Tera Van Beilen

  • Age 29
  • Height 180 cm / 5 ft 11 in
  • Club High Performance Centre- Vancouver
  • Coach Jozsef Nagy
  • Hometown Oakville, ON
  • Residence Vancouver, BC
  • Event 100 BR

Tera’s Bio

  • At the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Van Beilen finished just short of the podium in the 100-m breaststroke, settling for fourth
  • In Toronto, Van Beilen swam in the morning session for the 4×100-m medley, which later on won a silver medal.
  • Made the Pan Am Games team with a second-place finish in the 200-m breaststroke and third in the 100- m breaststroke at the Team Canada Trials.
  • Narrowly missed the 100-m final at the 2012 Olympics in London, losing a semifinal swim-off to Jamaican Alia Atkinson. Although she settled for ninth, her name was trending worldwide on Twitter as the excitement of the swim-off drew the world’s attention to swimming.
  • In 2014 she turned in another strong performance at Canadian Swimming Trials in Victoria, winning all three breaststroke events.
  • Van Beilen helped Canada to a bronze medal in the 4×100-m medley relay at 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. She also swam in two individual finals, coming fifth in the 50-m breaststroke and sixth in the 100, and just missed the 200 final in ninth.
  • At 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, she was 12th in both the 100-m and 200-m breaststroke.
  • At the 2013 Universiade in Kazan, Russia, Van Beilen took fourth spot in the 100-m breaststroke and sixth in the 200-m breaststroke despite battling the flu. At the 2013 worlds in Barcelona she came 21st in the 200, 28th in the 100 and 30th in the 50.
  • Her junior experience includes 100-m breaststroke gold, and silver in the 200 at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.
Quick Facts
  • Twitter: @teravb
  • Instagram: @teravb
  • Pre-race meal: Yogurt covered rasins
  • Other sports: Basketball, Volleyball
  • Favourite Place to visit: Greece

Tera’s Personal Bests

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200m Medley25mChampionnat canadien universitaire
200m Freestyle Laps50mChampionnat canadien universitaireRELAY
100m Freestyle Laps25mOdlum Brown Colleges' Cup - PacificRELAY
50m Backstroke50mSwim BC 2015 October Senior Circuit
200m Freestyle50mCanadian ChampionshipsRELAY1
50m Breaststroke25mFINA: 12th World Short Course Championships
200m Freestyle Laps25mCanada West Swimming ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Breaststroke Laps50mXX Commonwealth GamesRELAY
50m Breaststroke50mXX Commonwealth Games
200m Medley50mSwim BC Open (LC)
400m Medley50mSwim BC Open (LC)
400m Medley25mCanada West University Championships
200m Breaststroke25mFINA: 11th World Short Course Championships
100m Breaststroke Laps25mFINA: 11th World Short Course ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Freestyle25mInvitational
200m Breaststroke50mCanadian Olympic & Paralympic Swimming Trials
100m Breaststroke50mCanadian Olympic & Paralympic Swimming Trials
100m Breaststroke25mChampionnat Canadien Universitaire Sic
50m Butterfly50mSummer Nationals1
200m Butterfly50mAge Group Meet
100m Freestyle50mDivision 1 Team Championships
100m Butterfly25mDivision 1 Team Championships
100m Butterfly50mDivision 1 Team Championships
50m Freestyle Laps25mSC Junior Provincial ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Freestyle Laps50mAge Group InternationalRELAY
50m Freestyle50mOntario Senior Provincials
200m Butterfly25mThe 23rd Annual Oakville Invitational
800m Freestyle50mNSW State Age Group Championships
400m Freestyle50mNSW State Age Group Championships
200m Freestyle25mYouth Cup
100m Medley25mCanada Cup
100m Backstroke25mBrad Townsend Fall Classic
50m Breaststroke Laps25mCanada GamesRELAY
50m Breaststroke Laps50mDr. Ralph Hicken InvitationalRELAY
1500m Freestyle50mDr. Ralph Hicken Invitational
200m Backstroke50mJohn Grootveld Sr. Officials Classic
100m Backstroke50mJohn Grootveld Sr. Officials Classic
1500m Freestyle25mCanadian Spring Nationals
800m Freestyle25mCanadian Spring NationalsSPLIT
400m Freestyle25mJunior Provincial Championships S.C.
200m Backstroke25mThe 22nd Annual Oakville Invitational
50m Freestyle25m26th Annual Youth Cup
50m Freestyle Laps50mJunior Provincials ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Backstroke25mCOBRA Cash Challenge
50m Butterfly25mCOBRA Cash Challenge
25m Freestyle25mTeam Aquatic Supplies - Dash F