SSHoF logoRiley Janes

Athlete (2010)


Riley JanesRiley Janes was a dominant age-class swimmer while growing up in Saskatoon, where he started to compete with coach Harry Bailey and the Saskatoon Goldfins. He still holds 14 Goldfin club records. He also holds eight provincial records, one of them, the 100 backstroke for boys 13 and 14, also achieving Canadian record status. He joined the national team at the age of 15.

After graduating from Mount Royal Collegiate, he won a scholarship at Texas A & M University where he was a champion. He competed for Canada at the 2002 world short course championships in Moscow, the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England and the Pan Pacific Games in Japan.

Riley qualified for Canada's team at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. At the Olympics, he swam on the men's 4x100metre freestyle relay team which was ninth and the 4x100metre medley relay team which was 10th.