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Savannah KING
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Canada   
Born04 Jun 1992 in Scarborough, CAN
Height1.78 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Montreal, QC, CAN
English, French
Higher education
Human Movement Studies - University of British Columbia [UBC]: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming competitively at Vernon Kokanee Swim Club in British Columbia, Canada. She had initially learned to swim at age two after jumping into a neighbour's pool. "In a panic my neighbour jumped in to save me. Once she had got me out of the pool I jumped back in and started to dog paddle. She let me be after that."
International Debut
Competing for
Pan Pacific Championships
Victoria, BC, CAN
General Interest
Sav, Savvy (swimming.ca, 12 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always dream a size too big so you can grow into them." [Daniel Igali] (Instagram profile, 08 Aug 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named Canadian Interuniversity Sport Swimmer of the Year in both 2012 and 2013. (cupwire.ca, 10 Mar 2013)

She was named Canadian Interuniversity Sport Rookie Of The Year in 2011. (cis-sic.ca, 04 Apr 2012)
Other information
She retired from competitive professional swimming in 2015. (sprucegroveexaminer.com, 20 Oct 2017)

She worked as a commentator on the live stream provided by Swimming Canada at the 2017 Canadian Championships. (Instagram profile, 08 Aug 2017)

She studied biomechanics and kinesiology at McGill University in Montreal, QC, Canada. (Facebook profile, 08 Jul 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2012 London, ENG 400m Freestyle 4:10.93
15 2012 London, ENG 800m Freestyle 8:29.72
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 400m Freestyle 4:11.49
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 400m Freestyle 4:12.47
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 800m Freestyle 8:40.35
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:55.48
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 1500m Freestyle 16:35.67
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 800m Freestyle 8:41.93
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 800m Freestyle 8:48.01
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 1500m Freestyle 16:43.25
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 400m Freestyle 4:13.58
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 800m Freestyle 8:39.36
2 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay