Julia Wilkinson

Personal information

Full name
Julia Rose Wilkinson

National team

(1987-06-12) June 12, 1987 (age 29)
Stratford, Ontario

1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

70 kg (150 lb)



Backstroke, medley, freestyle

North York Aquatic Club

College team
Texas A&M University

Medal record

Women’s swimming

Representing Canada

Pan Pacific Championships

2006 Victoria
4×100 m free relay

2010 Irvine
4×100 m freestyle

2010 Irvine
4×200 m freestyle

Commonwealth Games

2010 Delhi
100 m backstroke

2010 Delhi
200 m medley

2010 Delhi
4×100 m medley relay

Julia Rose Wilkinson (born June 12, 1987) is a Canadian former competitive swimmer who swam in major international championships. Wilkinson competed in backstroke, medley, and freestyle events.


1 Career

1.1 2008 Olympics
1.2 2009–2010 Season
1.3 2010 Commonwealth Games
1.4 2012 Summer Olympics

2 Personal
3 References
4 External links

2008 Olympics[edit]
At the 2008 Canadian Olympic Trials, she broke the Canadian national record in the women’s 100 m backstroke with her time of 1:01.41, automatically qualifying for the 2008 Summer Olympics. She broke the same record again by swimming it in 1:00.59 at the final swimming meet before the Olympics.[1] Erin Gammel previously held the record with her 1:01.93 time set in 2005.[2] At the 2008 Mel Zajac, Jr. International swim meet in Vancouver, British Columbia, she broke the Canadian record for the 50 m backstroke with her time of 28.53.[3] The record was previously held by Jennifer Carroll, who set it in the 2003 World Championships.[4]
Wilkinson became qualified to compete in the 100 m back, 200 m free, 200 m individual medley, the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 free, and the 4 x 100 medley relays at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[5][6] In the 4 × 100 m relay, her team finished 8th, compiling a record time of 3:38:32. She dropped the 200 m freestyle to concentrate on the 200 m individual medley.[7][8] In the 200 m individual medley, she finished in 7th place, with a time of 2:12.43.[9]
At the 4 × 100 m medley race, she finished in 7th.
2009–2010 Season[edit]
In the summer of 2009, Julia represents Canada at the World Championships.[10]
She was named to Canada’s Senior National Team for the 2009–2010 season at the Canada Cup opening night in Toronto.[11] She went on to win the 100 free that evening