Shelby Newkirk • 22 • Saskatoon • Para Swimming
Nominated by Swim Saskatchewan Inc.

  • Won gold in the women’s 100 m back (S7) and bronze in the women’s 4 x 100 m medley relay (S1-S10) at the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships.
  • Set a new world record and captured silver in the 50 m backstroke (S7) at the International Deutsche Meisterschaften, which featured competitors from 24 clubs and 45 countries. In addition, she won silver in the women’s 100 m back.
  • Won bronze in the women’s open 400 m free and women’s 200 m medley at the World Para Swimming World Series in Copenhagen, Denmark, which featured participants from 25 nations. In addition, she placed 6th in the women’s open 100 m back.
  • Won gold and set a new world record in the women’s 100 m back multiclass at the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials, which featured participants from 104 clubs across the country. At the same event, she won silver in the women’s 100 m free multiclass.
  • Named the 2018 Swimming Canada Para Swimmer of the Year.

 

The other finalists in this category were:

 

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