WILKINSON Julia < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Canada   
Gender Women
Born 12 Jun 1987 in Stratford, CAN
Height1.80 m
Weight 71 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Victoria, BC, CAN
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Communications - Texas A & M University: College Station, TX, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport when she was eight years old.
Why this sport? Her older sister Jane joined a swim team, so she followed.
Club / Team Victoria Amateur Swim Club: Toronto, ON, CAN
Name of coach Steve Bultman, Murray Drudge
International Debut
Year 2006
Competing for Canada
Tournament Pan Pacific Games
Location Melbourne, VIC
General Interest
Hobbies Reading, writing, watching movies, shopping, dancing and playing beach volleyball. (Swimming Canada, 15 Sep 2006)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs "I wore the same green sports bra every day of NCAAs, Olympic Trials and the Olympics, and when I ripped the strap at World's, I had my friend's mom sew it for me". (aggieathletics.com, 19 Jul 2010).

Music plays an important role in her racing strategy. It is used to pump her up for racing and also used to calm her post race to help regain focus. (Swimming Canada, 15 Sep 2006)
Awards and honours A four-time All American after her freshman year, Wilkinson was a Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar award recipient. (aggieathletics.com, 29 Nov 2006)

A member of the 4 x 100m freestyle women's team that won the Aquatic Federation of Canada 2006 Team of the Year Award. (calgarypatriots.com, 19 Oct 2006)

She was named swimming MVP of her high school when she was just a freshman. (aggieathletics.com, 06 Mar 2008)
Other sports She played floor-hockey when she was in elementary school. (foxsportssouthwest.com, 19 Jul 2010)
Famous relatives Her father, Mark, played in the baseball Little League World Series. (aggieathletics.com, 29 Nov 2006)
Ambitions Her career ambition is to work in the media. (aggieathletics.com, 19 Jul 2010)
Other information WORST HABIT
She says her worst habit is correcting people when they sing the wrong lyrics to songs. (aggieathletics.com, 19 Jul 2010)