Margo Erlam is currently in Saskatoon where she trains at the Saskatoon Diving Club. She is coached by Olympian Mary Carroll. Erlam made the difficult decision to leave her hometown of Calgary at age 16. Although it was tough to leave her parents, she felt she needed a change. She lived with the Wiens family in the beginning which included national team diver Rylan Wiens. She plans to apply for university in 2022.
She started diving at age four in Calgary influenced by her older sister Martine, at the Rexall Centre. Margo did several sports as a youngster including soccer and figure skating but diving was the one that stood out for her.
Margo says the sport of diving has taught her to be fearless and she admires Canadian divers Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay, whom she trained with for many years in Calgary.
She says 2020 wasn’t a negative experience for her despite being out the pool for four months. She says she capitalized on an opportunity to return home to her family for a long period. She focused on dryland training which she feels has put her in the best shape of her life and has been more attentive to nutrition and mental health.
She is a long-standing member of the Canadian Junior National Team and has won multiple junior national titles, including the platform title (group A) in July 2019. She represented Canada at the 2015 Junior Pan Ams where she won gold on three-metre as well as the 2016 and 2018 World Junior championships.
In early 2020, she reached her first two international individual senior finals at the FINA Grand Prix stops in Madrid and Rostock. In Madrid, she was fourth on three-metre missing the podium by four points.
Erlam made her senior international debut at a 2017 FINA Grand Prix in Puerto Rico.