Senior National Team
About Margo Erlam
Margo Erlam continues the great western tradition of national team divers emerging from Alberta and Saskatchewan to find a foothold on the international stage.
Erlam and her older sister Martine developed a love for the water during summers spent boating in Montana. When Martine tried diving at age 6, Margo, two years her junior, followed her into the sport with Dive Calgary.
At age 16, Erlam made the difficult decision to leave Calgary and move to Saskatoon where she now works with Olympian Mary Carroll at the Saskatoon Diving Club. Erlam initially lived with Olympian Rylan Wiens’ family for a year-and-a-half before getting her own place at 17.
Before joining the senior national team, Erlam was a long-standing member of the junior national team and 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 3m as well as the 2016 and 2018 World Junior championships.
Erlam’s first senior international podium was in her hometown of Calgary at a FINA Diving Grand Prix in 2018. Erlam won silver with Cochrane, Alberta’s Ashley McCool in the 3m synchro event.
One of Erlam’s proudest moments in the sport came in front of friends and family in Saskatoon when she won the 1m and 3m springboard events at 2022 Winter Nationals.
In June of 2022, Erlam won two gold medals at the FINA Diving Grand Prix in Calgary. She teamed up with Kirkland, QC’s Mia Vallée in women’s 3m synchro and Victoria’s Bryden Hattie in mixed 3m synchro. The event was a tune up for the 19th FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary where Erlam would compete in three events, including a top result of 5th in 3m synchro with Vallée.
Erlam and Vallée capped the 2022 season with a bronze medal on 3m synchro at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
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|Summer National Championships||05-2022||Victoria, BC||2nd / 298.60|
|Winter National Championships||04-2022||Saskatoon, SK||1st / 377.65||1st / 289.30|