The Cali Condors have announced their third post-draft addition for the 2021 International Swimming League Season in Canadian butterfly and freestyler Katerine Savard.
Savard was recently selected to swim for Canada at the Tokyo Olympics which will mark her third time competing at the Games. Katerine swam the 100 butterfly at the 2012 Olympics and placed 16th overall. At the 2016 Games, Savard race to a 15th place finish in the 200 freestyle and collected a bronze medal as a member of the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay. She is slated to race the 100 butterfly and 4×200 freestyle relay.
Savard raced for Canada consistently between 2013 and 2018 before taking a step back from the sport. She amassed a number of international swimming medals including gold in the 100 fly at the 2013 Summer Universiade and 2014 Commonwealth Games, bronze in the 100 fly at the 2015 Pan Am Games, and nearly a dozen relay medals across the Commonwealth, Pan Am, Pan Pac, and Short Course World Championships.
This will be Savard’s first season in ISL and will be the second stage of her recent comeback to the sport. Savard hasn’t been active on the international scene since her appearance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Savard will join the Condors’ already strong butterfly and freestyle lineup consisting of Kelsi Dahlia, Hali Flickinger, Natalie Hinds, and Olivia Smoliga. Savard swam collegiately for the University of Montreal from 2015 – 2019 and holds the following lifetime bests:
At the time of the announcement that Savard will be joining the team, the Cali Condors remain the only ISL team to announce any post-draft signees. The first 2 additions to the team were Germany’s Kathrin Demler and Mexico’s Angel Martinez.
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|Maike de Waard|