Women’s Senior National Team
About Olivia Chamandy
A star on 10-metre tower in her junior career, Chamandy is now focusing on three-metre at the senior level. Her goal in 2021, is to continue her development on the springboard and gain as much international experience as possible. She’s vying for a spot on her second straight Universiade team.
She switched to three-metre in 2018 and she is still developing a solid international calibre list and learning new dives with an eye to be on the 2024 Olympic team.
Chamandy enjoys the challenges in diving such as pushing herself to get better and surpassing herself to achieve what she once thought was not possible.
She stepped onto the podium not once, but twice at the 2016 FINA World Junior Championships with a bronze medal on tower and one-metre, becoming the first Canadian to win two world medals since Blythe Hartley in 2000. In 2017, at age 16, she was a member of Canada’s world championship team and placed an impressive 10th on tower.
She is also an eight-time FINA Grand Prix medallist which includes two gold.
At age 7, Chamandy was watching Alexandre Despatie compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on television, and realized she had a passion for diving. She told her parents about her new fascination for diving and one day competing at the Olympic Games, and her parents signed her up for her first diving lessons a few months later.
She attends Collège André-Grasset in Montreal in her fourth year of humanities studies while doing her best to maintain her regular training sessions under the circumstances.