Sydney Pickrem

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The Early Years

Sydney Pickrem was born and raised in Florida but has dual citizenship with Canada. She was born on May 21, 1997 to Darren Pickrem, a former hockey player, and Elizabeth Pickrem.

College – Texas A&M

Sydney Pickrem (photo: Mike Lewis)

Freshman Year

At the 2015-2016 NCAA Championships, Pickrem placed fourth in the 400 IM and seventh in the 200 IM. She also helped the Aggies’ fourth place 4X200 Free Relay.

Sophomore Year

At the 2016-2017 NCAA Championships, Pickrem placed fourth in the 200 IM missing the podium by less than a second. In the 400 IM, Pickrem finished second behind Ella Eastin. Pickrem also picked up another fourth place finish in the 200 Breaststroke, just .03 seconds behind third place finisher, Emily Escobedo of UMBC.

2015 Canadian Trials

Pickrem won both the 200M and 400M IM, and reached the Podium in both at the Pan Am Games, earning a silver medal in the 400M IM and a bronze in the 200M IM.

2016 Rio Olympics

Pickrem represented Canada at the Olympics, placing sixth in the 200M Individual Medley and 12th in the 400M Individual Medley.

Sydney Pickrem 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary (photo: Mike Lewis)

2017 FINA World Championships

In the final of the 400m IM, Pickrem won bronze in 4:32.88.  Katinka Hosszu of Hungary won the gold in 4:29.33.  Spain’s Mireia Belmonte picked up the silver in 4:32.17.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Bronze 400 I.M. 2017 World Championships

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 400 IM 4:32.88 07/30/17 2017 FINA World Championships
Budapest, Hungary
lcm 200 IM 2:09.17 07/23/17 2017 FINA World Championships
Budapest, Hungary
Sydney Pickrem, Texas A&M Sydney Pickrem (photo: Mike Lewis) Sydney Pickrem 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials Sydney Pickrem 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials Sydney Pickrem (photo: Peter Sukenik/www.petersukenik.com) Emily Overholt Sydney Pickrem Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials Emily Overholt Sydney Pickrem 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials