Katie Brambley

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Katie Brambley
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Full name Katie Brambley
National teamFlag of Canada.svg  Canada
Born (1979-02-05) February 5, 1979 (age 39)
Victoria, British Columbia
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Pacific Dolphins Swim Club

Katie Brambley (born February 5, 1979) is a Canadian former swimmer who specialized in middle-distance freestyle events. [1] She captured two bronze medals from the 1995 Pan American Games, and later represented Canada at the 2000 Summer Olympics. During her sporting career, Brambley also trained for the Pacific Dolphins Swim Club, under head coach Tom Johnson, while taking up a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of British Columbia. [2] [3]

Swimming (sport) water-based sport

Swimming is an individual or team sport that requires the use of one's entire body to move through water. The sport takes place in pools or open water. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with varied distance events in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, and individual medley. In addition to these individual events, four swimmers can take part in either a freestyle or medley relay. A medley relay consists of four swimmers who will each swim a different stroke. The order for a medley relay is: backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle. Swimming each stroke requires a set of specific techniques; in competition, there are distinct regulations concerning the acceptable form for each individual stroke. There are also regulations on what types of swimsuits, caps, jewelry and injury tape that are allowed at competitions. Although it is possible for competitive swimmers to incur several injuries from the sport, such as tendinitis in the shoulders or knees, there are also multiple health benefits associated with the sport.

1995 Pan American Games 12th edition of the Pan American Games

The 12th Pan American Games were held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, from March 12 to March 26, 1995. After 44 years, this was the Pan American Games first return to the country that hosted the first Games, in 1951.

2000 Summer Olympics Games of the XXVII Olympiad, held in Sydney in 2000

The 2000 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad and commonly known as Sydney 2000 or the Millennium Olympic Games/Games of the New Millennium, were an international multi-sport event which was held between 15 September and 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was the second time that the Summer Olympics were held in Australia, and also the Southern Hemisphere, the first being in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1956.

Brambley made her official debut at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina, where she collected two bronze medals each in the 400-metre freestyle (4:18.74), and as a member of the Canadian squad, in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay (8:08.25). [4]

At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Brambley competed only in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay. [5] On the fifth night of the Games, the Canadians pulled off a fifth-place finish in the final with a time of 8:02.65, nearly five seconds off the Olympic record set by the Americans. [6] Teaming with Jessica Deglau, Jen Button and Shannon Shakespeare in heat one on the morning prelims, Brambley swam the third leg and recorded a split of 2:02.40 to post a seventh-seeded time for the Canadians in 8:07.12. [7] [8] [9]

The women's 4×200 metre freestyle relay event at the 2000 Summer Olympics took place on 20 September at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Jessica Deglau was a member of the Canadian Olympic team in swimming in the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. Deglau swam for the Vancouver Pacific Swim Club in her youth, until becoming a member of the national team. In addition to swimming on the national team, she swam for and graduated from the University of British Columbia.

Jennifer Button is a former female butterfly and freestyle swimmer from Canada, who competed for her native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Her best result was finishing in fifth place in the women's 4x200-metre freestyle relay event.

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