Waldo, Carolyn - 1991

Waldo, Carolyn - 1991

Carolyn Waldo

Synchronized Swimming Athlete, Calgary

Inducted in 1991


Carolyn Waldo won her first national title when she was fourteen in the Junior Duet Event. She succeeded in attaining a position on the National Synchro Team in 1981 and embarked on a path of international stardom at the Pan Pacific Games winning team gold. In 1982, she moved to Calgary to train with Coach Debbie Muir and the Calgary Aquabelles.

Competing only in team and figure events, Carolyn Waldo won a gold medal at the 1985 and 1987 Federation Internationale De Natation Amateur World Cup; 1986 World Aquatic Championships; 1986 Commonwealth Games; and 1987 Pan Pacific Championships.

At the 1988 Olympics, she proved to the world that she was virtually flawless when she won the solo gold and teamed with Michelle Cameron to win the duet event. Carolyn Waldo is the first Canadian woman to ever win two gold medals at a single Olympic Games. She is now a sportscaster for CJOH in Ottawa.

Carolyn Waldo

1991 Synchronized Swimming Athlete, Calgary

Carolyn became a CTV Ottawa Sports Anchor/Reporter. In 1988 she was named to the Order of Canada, and in

1988 - Order of Canada (Invested 1989)

1991 - Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Other Appointments:

2014 - Canada's Sports Hall of Fame Board of Governors