Amber Thomas

Amber Thomas broke the Canadian record in the 400m freestyle at the 2012 Paralympic Swim Trials and neared the 28-year-old mark in the 100m freestyle, as well showing she is primed for a big performance at the London Games.

She battled back from a lung infection last year to qualify for the Para Pan Pacific championships in Edmonton. There, she was one of Canada’s most successful swimmers, winning five gold medals and two silver. At age 15 Thomas competed at her first Paralympics, in Beijing in 2008, and took seventh spot in the 100m freestyle and 12th in the 50m freestyle.

When Thomas was almost 10 years old, she lost her sight due to a brain tumor.

Thomas would like to one day open a therapeutic riding centre for disabled children and for troubled kids. She plans on getting her equine and canine massage therapy certification as well as enter business studies after the Games.

She was discovered by Canadian national team coach Craig McCord when she was in summer swimming as a youngster.


2012 LondonNatation400 m libre - Femmesargent
2012 LondonNatation200 m quatre nages individuel - Femmesbronze

Résumé des résultats

Jeux Sport Evénement Résultat
2012 London Natation 400 m libre - Femmes 2
2012 London Natation 100 m dos - Femmes 9
2012 London Natation 100 m brasse - Femmes 5
2012 London Natation 200 m quatre nages individuel - Femmes 3
2012 London Natation 50 m libre - Femmes 6
2012 London Natation 100 m libre - Femmes 4
2008 Beijing Natation 50 m libre - Femmes 12
2008 Beijing Natation 100 m libre - Femmes 7