February 27, 2017…Edmonton- Swim Alberta is pleased to announce that Edmonton Keyano Swim Club and University of Alberta Swim Team alumni, Keltie Duggan, has been selected to be inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in the ‘Athlete’ category.
The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame made their official release this morning on the announcement of their 2017 inductees in the Athlete, Builder and Team categories. The induction ceremony will take place May 26th.
Duggan, who now resides in Calgary, is one of the most decorated and accomplished athletes to have come through Swim Alberta, and was inducted into the Swim Alberta Hall of Fame in 2014.
Among her numerous accomplishments, several highlights include winning bronze at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, gold at the Pan American Games in Indianapolis, USA in 1987; winning gold at the Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo, Japan in 1989 and winning gold at the Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand in 1990. These international competitions and podium accomplishments were very important milestones in Keltie’s National Team career spanning from 1987-1993.
Duggan also swam as a student-athlete for the University of Alberta Golden Bears swim team from 1989-1994 and was a six-time Canadian Inter-University Athletic Union (CIAU, now U-Sport) champion. She was the winner of University of Alberta’s Female Athlete of the Year (Bakewell trophy) in 1989-90. In 1992-93 Keltie was awarded the Nick Carter Trophy MVP and was the team captain in 1993-94.
Other milestones in Keltie’s career include receiving the Swimming Canada Athlete of the Year Award in 1989-90 and she becoming a finalist in the 100m breaststroke at the 1991 World Aquatic Championships in Perth, Australia.
While studying at the University of Alberta, Keltie earned five consecutive All Canadian Honours and graduated with a B.A. with Distinction. She was the recipient of the Randy Gregg Athletics Award in 1994, the Peter Lougheed Scholarship in 1992-93, the Petro Canada Olympic Torch Scholarship in 1992, The Universiade ’83 Scholarship in 1991 and the Jimmy Condon Athletic Scholarships in 1989 through 1994.
Duggan has also spent plenty of time on the deck of the pool, coaching age group swimming for the University of Calgary Swim Club from 1994-1996 and can is still involved with the competitive swimming scene in Alberta after passing her love for swimming on to her four children.
For more information and to view the initial release of the 2017 inductees from the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, please visit www.ashfm.ca .