SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM ALUMNUS

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SAMANTHA NEALON

BIRTHDATE March 8, 1994
HOMETOWN Morriston, ON
HEIGHT 179cm
HOME CLUB Olympium Synchro, Granite Synchro
AT COE SINCE 2012
JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM 2011, 2012
SOCIAL FEEDS  

BIOGRAPHY

It was while watching the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games that Samantha Nealon decided she wanted to pursue swimming for Canada. She got that chance in 2011 when she joined the Junior National Team and competed at the Pan American Championships, helping Canada win gold in the team event. It was also in 2011 that she gained exposure to multi-sport competition at the Canada Games. In 2012, she was part of the team that finished fourth at the FINA World Junior Championships. She earned a couple more near-podium results at the 2013 Summer Universiade. In 2014 she was a reserve for the team that competed at the FINA World Cup in Quebec City and in 2015, she won the gold medal in the team event at the Toronto PanAm Games.

GETTING TO KNOW THE ATHLETE

  • Family: Parents Joseph and Caroline… Younger brother Kyle… Grandfather Richard Mattiussi played in the NHL in the late 1960s… 
  • Getting into the Sport: Started synchro at age 8… One of her friends did the sport recreationally and asked if she’d be interested in coming to a practice to try it… 
  • Outside Interests: Enjoys doing yoga…
  • Future aspirations: Pursuing Child Studies at Concordia University… Would like to become a primary school teacher… 
  • Odds and Ends: Nickname: Sammy… Role model is Sylvie Fréchette because of her courage and tenacity which characterized her synchro career… Collects keychains from the places she travels to…
  • Favourite motto: “No pain, no gain”
  • Why she loves Synchro: For its artistic side and the opportunity that everyone is able to put their own ideas in the creation of the routine.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION RESULTS

Competition Year Location Event (Result)  Download
Olympic Qualifier 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team (4) Results
FINA World Championships 2015 Kazan, RUS Combo (6), Team Free (7), Team Technical (6) Results
Pan Am Games 2015 Toronto, ON Team (1) Results
Shiseido Canadian Open Championships 2015 Toronto, ON Team Free (1), Team Technical (1) Results
FINA World Trophy 2014 CHN
FINA World Cup 2014 Quebec City, QC Team (4), Highlight Team (2) Results
Spanish Open 2014 Castillon, ESP Team (2) Results
Japan Open 2014 Amagasaki, JPN Team (2) Results
Canadian Open Championships 2014 Saskatoon, SK Team Free(1), Team Technical(1) Results
Summer Universiade 2013 Kazan, RUS Team Free (4), Team Technical (4), Solo Technical (6), Solo Free (6) Results
Canadian Open Championships 2013 Quebec City, QC Team Technical (1) Results
FINA World Junior Championships 2012 Volos, GRE Team (4), Combo (5), Figures (62) Results
UANA Pan American Championships 2011 Montreal, QC Team (1), Combo (1), Figures (17) Results

NATIONAL COMPETITION RESULTS

Competition Year Location Event (Result)  Download
Canadian Open Championships 2012 Victoria, BC Combo (3), Team (3), Solo (8), Figures (9) Results
Canadian Open Championships 2011 Calgary, AB Combo (3), Team (3), Solo (11), Figures (28) Results
Canada Games 2011 Halifax, NS Team (3), Figures (18) Results
Canadian Open Championships 2010 Charlottetown, PEI Team (2), Combo (3), Solo (11), Figures (32) Results
Canadian Espoir Championships 2009 London, ON Solo (11), Figures (12) Results