Joel Greenshields

Name: Joel Greenshieldsjoel-greenshields
Sport: Swimming
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Nickname: Wheelz

Favorite Sport Memory:
Swimming in the 4x100m freestyle relay final at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games; the atmosphere was supercharged, the crowd was deafening and our 6th place finish smashed the Canadian Record in a time under the World Record standard going into the Games.

Favorite Quote:
I would rather live one day like a lion than a lifetime like a sheep.
– Victor Davis

CAN Fund Testimonial:
CAN Fund makes it possible for me to continue to train in one of the best swimming programs in the world, under some of the best coaches in the sport, alongside 15 Olympic swimmers from 8 countries around the world. With just two years until the 2012 London Olympic Games, training with the best in the world develops the capacity and confidence to be competitive with the best in the world.

Best Result:
World Record 4x200m Freestyle Relay @ 2009 British Grand Prix, 6th 4x100m Freestyle Relay @ 2008 Olympic Games, 16th 100m Freestyle @ 2009 World Aquatic Championships.

Fun Facts:
I enjoy outdoor activities and sports; particularly fly-fishing, golfing, surfing and skiing. In my spare time, I play guitar and like to spend time with friends and family.