Canadian breaststroker and Pan American Games participant Faith Knelson has entered the NCAA transfer portal after being a member of the University of Arizona program during the 2020-21 season.
TOP TIMES (SCY)
- 100 breast – 1:00.60
- 200 breast – 2:16.55
Knelson competed at one meet with the Arizona Wildcats during the 2020-21 season, joining the team in fall 2020 after deferring the 2019-20 season to focus on making the originally scheduled 2020 Olympics.
Knelson hit her breaststroke SCY bests at a meet in December 2020, during a hectic fall semester where many NCAA programs did not race due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. In January, she took to Instagram to announce that a spinal injury led her to medically redshirt the remainder of the season and that she’d be missing the Canadian Olympic Trials, too.
For Team Canada, Knelson competed at high-profile meets like the 2017 World Junior Championships and the 2019 Pan American Games. She took silver medals in the 50m breast (30.91) and 100m breast (1:07.47) at World Juniors, and she followed that with a bronze at Pan Ams in the 100m breast (1:07.42).
Knelson has told SwimSwam she is still exploring her options for her next steps.