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Senior National Team

Tera Van Beilen

  • Age 31
  • 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

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