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Brent Hayden

  • Team: Canada
  • Sport: Swimming
  • Date of birth: 21-Oct-1983
  • Discipline: Freestyle


Brent started swimming from a young age, swimming with Mission Marlins for ten years from 1989-1999. He then moved to Chilliwack Spartans to continue his training. He is currently the Canadian record holder for 50metres, 100metres and 200metres freestyle both long course and short course.

In 2007 when Brent won Gold in 100metres freestyle at the World Championships, he was the first Canadian to hold an aquatic World title for 21 years.

At the 2010 commonwealth Games, Brent won Gold, becoming only the third person ever to break the 48second mark for 100metres freestyle without the aid of a non-permeable suit and the only person ever to break it in a knee suit.


Winning bronze in the 100m Freestyle at the London 2012 Olympics.

2012 Olympic Games

3rd 100m Freestyle

2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi

1st 100metres freestyle (Canadian record)
1st 50metres freestyle

2010 Pan Pacific Swimming championships

2nd 100metres freestyle
3rd 50metres freestyle
4th 4x100metres freestyle relay
4th 4x200metres freestyle relay
5th 4x100metres medley relay

2009 World Swimming Championships, Rome

4th 100metres freestyle (Canadian record)

2008 Olympic Games, Beijing

5th 4x200metres freestyle
6th 4x100metres freestyle

2007 World Swimming Championships, Melbourne

1st 100metres freestyle
3rd 4x200metres freestyle relay

2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne

2nd 50metres freestyle
3rd 4x100metres freestyle relay
3rd 200metres freestyle
4th 100metres freestyle
4th 4x200metres freestyle relay
4th 4x100metres medlay relay

2006 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, Canda

1st 100metres freestyle