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Stephanie HORNER
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Canada   
GenderWomen
Born19 Mar 1989 in Beaconsfield, CAN
Height1.80 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Business Management, Commerce - University of Victoria: Canada
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age nine at Beaconsfield Bluefins Swim Club in Beaconsfield, QC, Canada. In 2015 she competed in her first international open water competition.
Why this sport?
She started swimming as part of a summer programme, but loved her coach so much that she joined the club's winter group.
Club / Team
Victoria Amateur Swim Club: Victoria, BC, CAN
Training Regime
She trains at Swimming Canada's High Performance Centre [HPC] in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She swims an average of 70 to 80 kilometres per week.
General Interest
Nicknames
Steph (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She likes to paint her toenails before competing. (swimming.ca, 14 Dec 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Every day I push myself out of my comfort zone." (lapresse.ca, 25 Nov 2020)
Awards and honours
She was named Best Female Open Water Swimmer of the Year by the Quebec Swimming Federation in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. (journalmetro.com, 30 Nov 2020)

She was named 2018 Female Open Water Swimmer of the Year by Swimming Canada. (timescolonist.com, 14 Dec 2018)
Other sports
She represented Canada in swimming at the Olympic Games in both 2008 and 2012. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Mar 2020)
Other information
DISCIPLINE SWITCH
She was encouraged to try open water swimming after the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and finally made the decision to transition away from the pool in 2014. "I wasn't really that interested in switching to open water but so many people believed I could be good at it that I started to believe it myself. It's an event where experience counts so I decided to take up the challenge." (olympic.ca, 03 Feb 2015; swimming.ca, 11 Jun 2016)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She studied commerce at Marianopolis College in Westmount, QC, Canada, between 2006 and 2008. She then studied international business from 2008 until 2010 at Auburn University in Alabama, United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
21 2012 London, ENG 400m Individual Medley 4:45.49
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:58.35
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 400m Freestyle 4:07.45
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 200m Butterfly 2:10.33
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:44.85
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Individual Medley 2:15.42
2 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Freestyle 2:00.29
5 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 400m Individual Medley 4:48.32
2 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:07.85
2 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:04.56
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
28 2017 Budapest, HUN 10km 2:04:48.1
11 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km - Team Relay 55:58.3
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2019   10km  
4 2019 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 2:04:08.80
5 2019 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:25:40.9
15 2018   10km  
34 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 2:09:02.7
19 2018 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km 2:00:02.70
27 2018 Doha, QAT 10km 2:03:46.5
4 2018 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 2:05:50.90
36 2017   10km  
35 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 2:06:34.7
23 2017 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:40:36.4
1 2016 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 2:06.15
5 2015 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:24:05.8
41 2015 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:54:56.00
23 2015 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:24:11.97
Pan Pacific Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2018 Tokyo, JPN 10km 2:10:59.9