In honour of Black History Month, Swimming Canada is taking the time to celebrate the contributions and achievements of Black Canadian swimmers and coaches in our community.
Meet Coach Chantique Carey-Payne, the head coach of the University of Guelph Gryphons varsity swimming program.
Prior to becoming a coach, Carey-Payne swam varsity for the University of Guelph. She was a four-year Ontario University Athletics (OUA) All-Star, and earned a total of 11 OUA medals, and eight national university medals in her varsity career. Since her swimming career, she has turned her focus to coaching. Carey-Payne has been coaching the local Guelph Marlins Swim Club for the past six years sharing both her knowledge of swimming and competitive lifesaving. She also served as the assistant coach for the Gryphons swim team for two seasons prior to being named head coach in June 2017.