Garapick, Nancy Ellen

Nancy Ellen Garapick, swimmer (b at Halifax 24 Sept 1961). Although proficient in backstroke, butterfly, freestyle and individual medley, she enjoyed possibly her greatest success in the backstroke, setting a world record of 2:16.33 for the 200 m (1975) and a Canadian and Olympic mark of 1:03.28 for the 100 m (1976). Displaying her skills throughout the world with Canada's national aquatic team, Garapick collected an impressive array of honours and records. She represented Canada in the 1976 Montréal Olympics, claiming 2 bronze medals, and was named to the Canadian team for the boycotted 1980 Moscow Olympics. At age 14, in 1975, she was named Canada's female athlete of the year.