In 2021, Elaena Dick resides in Toronto where she trains with the Toronto Diving Academy and studies at the University of Toronto. She is in her fourth year of kinesiology. However due to her diving schedule she may need more time to complete her degree. Dick would like to eventually pursue a career in the medical field.
She is focused on the individual 10-metre for 2021 and is vying for a spot on the Olympic team. The four-year national team member looks forward to getting back into competition so she can test out her training over the previous months and be ready for trials.
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dick started diving at age eight in her hometown of Edmonton where she comes from a sports family. She was quickly identified as a talent in the sport. She loves finding the small details that can help her improve her dives that can lead to better scores in competition.
She moved to Toronto in 2016, where she said the adjustment to a new club and coach was one of her biggest career challenges but she has blossomed under her coach Gilles Emptoz-Lacote.
Dick made her international debut at the 2015 Pan Am Junior Diving Championships, where she collected an impressive haul of three medals, including a gold medal on 10m.
Since then, she has represented Canada at the 2016 FINA Junior World Championships, placing 7th on 1m and 3m and at the 2017 Pan Am Junior Diving Championships, where she defended her 10m title.
At the senior level, Dick has competed at several FINA Diving Grand Prix since 2016, including the Rostock stop in early 2020. She was fourth at both the 2017 and 2019 Summer Universiade missing the podium on tower in 2019 by just under four points. Another career highlight was achieving a personal best in a second-place finish on tower at the 2019 nationals.