MORNINGSTAR Erica < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Canada   
Gender Women
Born 03 Mar 1989 in Regina, CAN
Height1.80 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Calgary, AB, CAN
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English
Higher education Business, Communications - University of Calgary: Calgary, AB, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started in 1998 aged nine in Calgary.
Why this sport? "I swam with a recreational club because my parents wanted me involved in some kind of sport and I liked to swim. They then moved me to a competitive club afterwards."
Club / Team University of Calgary Swim Club: Calgary, AB, CAN
Name of coach Jan Bidrman
Coach from which country? Czech Republic
Coach from what year? 2008
International Debut
Year 2006
Competing for Canada
Tournament Commonwealth Games
Location Melbourne, VIC
General Interest
Nicknames Rica. (canadianathletesnow.ca, 30 Sep 2011)
Hobbies Reading, shopping, watching movies, baking, hanging out with friends. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Placing seventh in the 4x100 medley relay at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career Family, friends and coaches. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol Canadian freestyle skier Jennifer Heil. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2010)
Injuries She had tendonitis in her rotator cuff in 2002 which kept her out for three months. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She does not cut her nails before a competition. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If it was easy everyone would do it." (Athlete, 30 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours She was a member of the women's 4x100m freestyle team that was named the Aquatic Federation of Canada's 2006 Team of the Year. (calgarypatriots.com, 19 Oct 2006)
Ambitions To be the best in the world. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2010)
Other information FITNESSPALOOZA
She was an ambassador for Fitnesspalooza in 2011. An event organised to encourage physical activity for residents of Calgary. (swimming.ca, 09 Jun 2011)