WORSLEY Blake < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Canada   
Gender Men
Born 07 Nov 1987 in Vancouver, CAN
Height1.98 m
Weight 95 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Victoria, BC, CAN
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English
Higher education Marketing - University of Denver: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up swimming at age eight.
Why this sport? "I started swimming when I was eight years old because my mother bribed me with McDonalds."
Club / Team Toronto Swim Club: Canada
Name of coach Ben Titley
Coach from which country? Great Britain
Coach from what year? 2013
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for Canada
Tournament World Championships
Location Rome
General Interest
Hobbies Making movies, working with computers. (swimming.ca, 19 Jul 2010).
Most influential person in career His mother. (islandswimming.blogspot.co.uk, 19 Mar 2012)
Hero / Idol Canadian athlete and cancer activist Terry Fox. (islandswimming.blogspot.co.uk, 19 Mar 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "A happy swimmer is a fast swimmer." (swimswam.com, 08 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours He was named Athlete of the Year at the University of Denver in 2009. (swimming.ca, 19 Jul 2010)
Famous relatives His mother competed at national level in swimming. His younger brother Cole also competed in swimming for the University of Denver. (swimming.ca, 2013)
He had become tired of swimming until he qualified for the 2013 World Championships. "I havenít been truly excited about swimming in a long time and surprising myself with that swim in the 200m freestyle [at the Canadian trials] reinvigorated my passion for the sport." (swimswam.com, 08 Apr 2013)

While in high school, he won the Glenwood Springs Film Festival and the Steamboat Springs Film Festival for best drama movie. (parcolympique.qc.ca, 06 Apr 2012)