Name: Christopher Tobin
Year: 2014
Category: Athlete
Sport: Competitive Swimming
As a hometown boy Christopher was always involved in local sports which included being a member of the Kemptville Bluefins Swim Team. It was at the late age of fifteen, some ten years behind most already seasoned competitive swimmers, he felt a nudge towards changing his focus solely to this sport.He began his six day a week, two times a day, trek to the Nepean Barracudas Program. With the patience of his coaches he began to progress and swim with his own age group. In the fall of 2004 he joined the University of Calgary Swim Team. He captained the team to several CIS Championships. He individually won 3 golds and 5 silver medals. He was selected to the First Team All Canadian. At Senior Canadian Nationals he won two gold medals in the 4×100 relay. He stayed on the top ten Canadian Mens list in his final years in 50m and 100m breaststroke and finished in the top eight in his last Olympic Time Trial. In 2012 he set a new men’s record in 50m Breaststroke at the Eastern Canadian Championships.

Christopher is now a private business man in Calgary, Alberta but still refers to North Grenville as home. He has committed to always giving back to the community and occasionally can be seen during the summer on the Kemptville Bluefins deck.