National Teams

Senior National Team

Yuri Kisil

  • Age 28
  • Height 200 cm / 6 ftin
  • Club Cascade Swim Club
  • Coach Dave Johnson
  • Previous Coaches Ryan Mallette, Ben Titley, Tom Johnson
  • Hometown Calgary, AB
  • Residence Calgary, AB
  • Event 100 FR

National Team Highlights

Budapest 2022 FINA World Championships1
Abu Dhabi 2021 FINA World Championships (25m)11
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games2
Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships2
Tokyo 2018 Pan Pacific Championships13
Budapest 2017 FINA World Championships23
Rio 2016 Olympic Games1
Kazan 2015 FINA World Championships11
Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games 113

Yuri’s Bio

  • At the 2021 FINA World Championships (25m), Kisil won gold and broke the Canadian record as a member of the mixed 4×50-m freestyle relay team.
  • At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Kisil was a part of the men’s 4×100-m freestyle relay that broke the Canadian record and finished fourth. He also swam the freestyle leg of the men’s 4×100-m medley relay that placed seventh. Individually, Kisil finished 15th in the 100-m freestyle.
  • At the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo, Kisil captured bronze in the 50-m freestyle, his first individual international medal. He also a member of the 4×100-m freestyle and 4×100 medley that finished fourth and fifth.
  • At the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Kisil was part of the men’s 4×100-m freestyle relay team that finished sixth and the mixed 4×100-m medley relay team that finished 11th. Individually, he placed 41st in the 50-m freestyle.
  • At the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships, Kisil was a member of the mixed 4×100-m freestyle relay that finished fourth and 4×100-m medley that finished fifth. He was also part of the men’s 4×100-m medley (10th) and 4×100-m freestyle (13th). Individually, Kisil finished 17th in the 100-m freestyle and 25th in the 50-m freestyle.
  • Kisil captured silver in the 50-m freestyle and earned bronze in the 100-m freestyle at the 2022 Bell Canadian Swimming Trials, qualifying him for a spot on the 2022 FINA World Championships team. He also qualified for Commonwealth Games but declined the spot to rest his injured shoulders following the worlds.
  • At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Trials, Kisil swam under the FINA A standard in the 100-m freestyle prelims. His time qualified him for his second Olympic Team.
  • At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Kisil made it to the semifinals of the 100-m freestyle where he finished 10th in a new personal best time. He also swam the second leg of the 4×100-m freestyle relay that finished 7th.
  • At the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials, Yuri earned silver in the 100-m freestyle to qualify for his third FINA World Championships.
  • Kisil competed in five finals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He finished fourth as a member of the 4×200-m freestyle relay team, and placed fifth in the 4×100-m freestyle and 4×100-m medley relays. Individually, Kisil finished fifth in the 50-m freestyle in a personal best time and came in seventh in the 100-m freestyle.
  • At the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials in Edmonton, Kisil won two gold medals in the 50-m and 100-m freestyle.
  • At the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Kisil won bronze in the mixed 4×100-m freestyle relay and the 4×100 medley relay. He also placed 10th in the 100-m freestyle and he was a member of the eighth place 4×100-m freestyle relay team.
  • Kisil won Swimming Canada’s Co-Male Swimmer of the Year award for his 2017 performances.
  • At the 2017 Canadian Swimming Trials in Victoria, BC, Kisil gold in the 100-m freestyle and took silver in the 50, qualifying for his second FINA World Championships in both events.
  • At the 2017 U Sports Swimming Championships in Sherbrooke, QC, Kisil brought home gold medals in the 50-m, 100-m, and 200-m freestyle events, all in personal best times. He was also a member of the 4×100-m freestyle, 4×200-m freestyle and 4×100-m medley relays that all won gold medals.
  • At the Austin stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series, Kisil won a silver and a bronze medal in the 50-m and 100-m freestyle events.
  • At the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25-m) in Windsor, Ont. Kisil individually set two new personal bests in the 50-m and 100-m freestyle events that had him finish 17th and 11th.
  • At the same competition, Kisil swam in four relays including the 4×50-m mixed relay that earned a bronze medal and a new Canadian record. Other relays include the 4×50-m freestyle (10th), 4×100-m freestyle (7th) and 4×50-m medley relay (10th).
  • At the Charlotte stop of the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series, Kisil brought home a bronze medal in the 100-m freestyle.
  • At the 2016 Canadian Olympic & Para-swimming Trials, Kisil earned a medal of every colour in the freestyle events, including a gold in the 50-m, silver in the 100-m and bronze in the 200-m. He set personal bests in all three.
  • At the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Kisil swam the final leg of the 4×100-m freestyle relay, winning a silver with teammates Santo Condorelli, Karl Krug and Evan Van Moerkerke.
  • In Toronto, he competed in the morning sessions of the 4×200-m freestyle which later won bronze. He also competed in the 4×100-m medley with teammates Russell Wood, Richard Funk and Santo Condorelli, earning a bronze medal.
  • Individually in Toronto, Kisil finished fifth in the 100-m freestyle.
  • At the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Kisil earned himself a 23rd-place finish in the 100-m freestyle.
  • In Kazan, Kisil was a part of the inaugural 4×100-m mixed freestyle relay with teammates Santo Condorelli, Chantal Van Landeghem and Sandrine Mainville, which earned a bronze medal and new Canadian record.
  • Made his first senior national teams at the 2014 Canadian Swimming Trials, winning the 100-m freestyle in Victoria to become the youngest Canadian male to ever to swim under the 50-second barrier.
  • Individually he just missed the 2014 Commonwealth Games podium with a fourth-place finish in the 100 free.
  • Kisil won the Sprinter’s Cup at the 2015 CIS Championships, where he helped the University of British Columbia to the overall title earning wins in the 50-m and 100-m freestyle.
  • His selection to the 2013 FINA World Junior Championships in Dubai was his first major junior international competition.
  • 2020 ISL team: Toronto Titans
  • 2019 ISL team: London Roar
Quick Facts
  • Twitter: @Yuri_Kisil
  • Instagram: @yuri_kisil
  • Favourite Movie: Lord of the Rings or Deadpool
  • Favourite TV Show: Rick and Morty
  • Favourite Actor: Viggo Mortensen
  • Favourite Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Music behind the Block: Rap, EDM
  • Other Sports: Hockey

Yuri’s Personal Bests

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200m Freestyle Laps25mFINA: 16th World Short Course ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Butterfly50mCanadian Swimming Trials
50m Freestyle25mISL Series 5
100m Freestyle50mXXXII Olympic Games
100m Freestyle Laps50mXXXII Olympic GamesRELAY
100m Freestyle25mISL Semi-Final 2RELAY
100m Freestyle Laps25mISL Semi-Final 2RELAY
50m Butterfly25mSwim Cup
50m Freestyle50m13th Pan Pacific Championships
50m Backstroke50mPro Swim Series
100m Backstroke25mU Sports Championships
400m Medley50mSwim BC Senior Circuit #2
100m Medley25mOdlum Brown Colleges's Cup Pacific
50m Backstroke25mRocky Mountain Cup
200m Freestyle Laps50mFINA: 17th World ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Freestyle25mU Sports- Championnat canadien universitaire
50m Freestyle Laps25mFINA: 13th World Short Course ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Butterfly25mRocky Mountain Cup
100m Backstroke50mCanadian Olympic Swimming Trials
200m Freestyle50mCanadian Olympic Swimming Trials
400m Freestyle50mMel Zajac Junior International
200m Medley50mUBCD/VPSC Senior Cup
200m Backstroke25mCanada West Swimming Championships
200m Backstroke50mCanadian Swimming Trials
200m Medley25mWestern Canadian Championships
400m Freestyle25mSpeedo Alberta Open 1
50m Breaststroke25mSpeedo Alberta Open 1
50m Freestyle Laps50mCanada GamesRELAY1
100m Butterfly50mKeyano International
200m Breaststroke25mSenior Champs Short Course
100m Breaststroke25mCascade Age Group Challenge
100m Breaststroke50mCascade Swimming International
50m Breaststroke50mTime Trials
1500m Freestyle25mSpeedo Alberta Age Group Provincials Short Course
800m Freestyle25mSpeedo Alberta Age Group Provincials Short CourseSPLIT
400m Medley25mGrand Prix
1500m Freestyle50mAlberta Age Group & Senior Championships
800m Freestyle50mCascade Swimming Invitational
200m Butterfly50mTrex
200m Butterfly25mPronghorn Classic
200m Breaststroke50mChinook Invitational
50m Butterfly Laps25mAlberta Age Group Provincials ChampionshipsRELAY
25m Butterfly25mDino Cup
25m Backstroke25mSr League Tacky Shirt Day
25m Freestyle25mSr League Tacky Shirt Day