Michelle Balcaen
Michelle  Balcaen


Kenora, Ontario

High School:
Beaver Brae Secondary


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Three Podium Finishes Headline Day One Of Phill Hansel Invitational

50 Freestyle
• Posted a season-best 23.95 at the Houston Invite
• Placed third versus Incarnate Word with a time of 24.76
• Finished fourth against Texas A&M and Houston (24.31), Rice (24.95) and Tulane (24.97)
• Took fifth at TCU (24.97)
• Swam a 24.05 in the preliminary round of the C-USA Championships
100 Freestyle
• Recorded a season-best 52.74 at the Houston Invite
• Placed fifth against Tulane with a 54.65 time
• Swam a 52.86 in the preliminary round of the C-USA meet
200 Freestyle Relay
• Finished third at the Houston Invite with a time of 1:34.75, the seventh-best time in school history.
• Earned a second-place finish at the North Texas Relays (1:38.09) and against SMU (1:38.32)
• Took fifth at the C-USA Championships (1:33.74), notching the fourth-best time in program history
400 Freestyle Relay
• Took second at TCU (3:32.88)
200 Medley Relay

• Took second at TCU (1:47.63)
• Finished third at the Houston Invite with a 1:43.61 time, eighth-best in team history
• Recorded a time of 1:43.70 at the C-USA Championships, good for the ninth-best time in team history

• Awarded the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal with a GPA over 3.75
50 Freestyle
• Finished second in the 50 Free versus Arkansas with a score of 25.06
• Posted a time of 24.02 at the C-USA Championships
100 Freestyle
• Finished fourth in the 100 Free versus Rice with a score of 55.74
• Was a part of the 200 Medley Relay team that finished fourth at the C-USA Championships
• Earned a third-place finish as a part of the 200 Free Relay team and the 400 Medley Relay team at the Houston Invitational
• Earned a second-place finish in the 200 Medley Relay at the Houston Invitational
• Took second in the 400 freestyle relay at Tulane (3:33.61)

50 Freestyle
• Finished ninth at the Sun Belt Conference Championships with a time of 23.90
100 Freestyle
• Swam to a 15th place finish at the SBC Championships

High School
• Sixth-fastest 50 Free Short Course Meter time for 17-year-old girls in Canada during the 2011-12 season
• Third-fastest 50 Free Long Course Meter time for 16-year-old girls in Canada during the 2010-11 season
• Canadian Senior National Swim Championship and Canadian Olympic Trials qualifier at age 15
• 2010 Ontario Summer Games double-gold and double-silver medal winner
• Principal's Bronze Medal Honors for Grade 11 (Third out of 184 students).
• Coached by Bruce and Edie Fisher of the Kenora Sharks Swim Club, and was team captain from 2009-2012
• Holds records for fastest club times in all girls freestyle events

• Daughter of Mark and Caroline Balcaen, has one brother named Austin
• Qualified for the Canadian Age Group National Swim Championship at age 12
• Enjoys spending time on the lake, camping and fishing
• Majoring in Biology/Pre-Med

Top Times
• 50 Free: 23.86
• 100 Free: 52.40
• 100 Fly: 58.99

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