Erica Morningstar

Name: Erica Morningstar
Sport: Swimming
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Nickname: Rica

Favorite Sports Memory: Watching the Vancouver 2010 Olympics on TV. I will never forget how our country came together in support of Canadian athletes.

How you got involved in your sport: My parents put me in a recreational swim program to get me involved in sport. From there my coach suggested I join a more competitive program and my parents forced me into joining my first competitive team. After the first few months I loved it.

The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: When I was 12 there was at a meet held in Calgary called the Sears Swimming Skins Meet and Canada’s best swimmers were there. Curtis Myden and Joanne Malar held a camp which I attended and they spoke to us about their experiences on the national team. After that I was obsessed with making the Olympics.

Favorite Quote: “If it were easy, everyone would do it.”

CAN Fund Testimonial: CAN Fund has made it possible for me to focus on training and competing without having to worry about how I am going to support myself financially. Their financial support has made it possible for me to train and compete all over the world in pursuit of excellence.

Best Result: 7th Olympic Games 4×100 Medley Relay, 12th 2011 World Championships 200 IM

Fun Facts:I love to bake and give it away to my friends and family