Name: Julia Wilkinson
Hometown: Stratford, ON
Favorite Sports Memory:
Waving to my parents and other Canadian fans from the pool deck after qualifying for the final of the 200 IM in Beijing in 2008
Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
CAN Fund Testimonial:
I almost started crying when I found out I was selected for the CAN Fund. I know that, now that I don’t have to worry so much about supporting myself on the little money I make swimming, I can focus my efforts on my ultimate goal: the podium in 2012.
7th in the 200 m IM at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
I learned to play the guitar when I was injured and unable to train in 2009, and I use it as a stress-relief. I also enjoy writing both poetry and prose. I am a little bit superstitious and always wear the same green sports bra at swim meets and always have to have my fingernails and toenails painted before a meet. I lived in Texas for 5 years and am now a burrito connoisseur.