Sports: Swimming

Chantal Van Landeghem began swimming at four years old, and never looked back. Chantal went to high school at Vincent Massey, and started competing at a national level in her teens as a Sports School athlete. At 18, she was on the brink of competing at the London 2012 Olympics, but very narrowly missed qualifying. The next year, Chantal placed in the top 10 in three different events at the FINA World Championships, and has kept climbing since. Today, though she is only in her early 20s, Chantal has made a name for herself on the international stage – most notably winning two gold medals on the opening night at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, an event she says has been the highlight of her career thus far.

“It was such an amazing experience representing Canada at such a high calibre event.”

While she currently resides in Athens, GA, Chantal is Winnipeg born and raised. For as long as she can remember, she has loved being in the water, a passion which led her to move south of the border to continue competing while pursuing an education. Currently, Chantal keeps busy balancing training and studying psychology at the University of Georgia, where she will graduate in the spring of 2017.

2016 Rio Olympic Games

Being selected to the Rio 2016 team was redemption for Chantal, but she didn’t go to be a participant. Chantal became part of history as she and her 4x100m freestyle relay team claimed bronze on the first night of the Olympics, winning Canada’s first medal of the games, and breaking a Canadian record in the heats and again in the final. Her team’s bronze medal began what would be a banner year for Canadian female swimmers at the Olympics. Chantal’s bronze medal was the first Olympic medal won by a Manitoban in swimming.

“I think we surprised a lot of people, but we didn’t surprise ourselves,”


  • Won the bronze medal 4x100m freestyle relay
  • Finished fifth in the 4x100m medley relay
  • Qualified for the 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle semifinals

What she loves most about swimming: The thrill of competition and the lifelong friendships she has made.

DOB: 03/05/1994

Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Chantal Van Landeghem returns to Georgia after winning Olympic medal

Friday, October, 7th, 2016

THE RED & BLACK (Oct 7) Replacing seniors is a common concern for any college team coming off a national title. But it shouldn’t be for Georgia this time around.

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Olympic Medalist Chantal Van Landeghem will Return to Georgia

Friday, August, 26th, 2016

SWIM SWAM (Aug 26) Canadian Olympian Chantal van Landeghem will return to Athens to continue her NCAA career at the University of Georgia next fall.

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Rio 2016: Winnipegger Chantal Van Landeghem 50m freestyle medal hopes dashed

Friday, August, 12th, 2016

GLOBAL NEWS (Aug 12) Winnipeg swimmer Chantal Van Landeghem came up short in her women’s 50m freestyle medal bid at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Winnipeg swimmer Chantal Van Landeghem qualifies for semifinals

Wednesday, August, 10th, 2016

CBC MANITOBA (August 10) Chantal Van Landeghem, a swimmer who grew up in Winnipeg, will go on to compete in the 100-metre semifinals at the Summer Olympics in Rio.

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In photos: Canadian women show their medals at Olympic Games

Tuesday, August, 9th, 2016

GLOBE AND MAIL (Aug 9) The Canadian women are winning all the medals at Rio Olympics.

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My Experiences with Sport Psychology


Wednesday, August, 9th, 2017

About Chantal: Chantal Van Landeghem is an Olympic bronze medallist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Chantal recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a perfect GPA as […]

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