My name is Steph Horner. I am an international level swimmer who started swimming at the age of nine at the Beaconsfield Bluefins Swim Club.
After having won four medals at the 2007 Pan American Games, I competed for Canada at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. I also made the 2011 Canadian Worlds Team, qualifying in the 400m Individual Medley event at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China.
While finishing up my studies out west in Victoria, British Columbia, I managed to secure a spot on the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England. The following year I competed at the 2013 FISU World University Games, where I was nominated as one of the Team Captains and finaled in the 200m butterfly.
October 2013, I was named chair of Swimming Canada Athletes' Council. I brought a mix of experience that made it possible for me to fill the role, which also included representing athletes on Swimming Canada's Selection Committee.
Recently graduated from the University of Victoria (UVic) with a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), double specializing in Service Management and Entrepreneurship, I was part of a three person entrepreneurial team that came in second at UVic’s business competition, PlanIt, which gives entrepreneurs the chance to win seed money to start their venture. However, I chose to train full time again.
July 2015, I made the 2015 FISU World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea. It was my first team to have qualified in an Open Water event.
My eyes are now set on making my last and final Olympic team – Rio de Janeiro 2016.
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A little bit about me...
Hometown: Beaconsfield, PQ
Olympics: 2008 Beijing
Degree: BCom; Double Specialization in
*Awards: PlanIt - Entrepreneurial
Languages: Fluent in English & French