Andrea Nugent

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAndrea•Nugent
Used nameAndrea•Nugent
Born1 November 1968 in Montréal, Québec (CAN)
Measurements172 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsCalgary Dinos, Calgary (CAN) / McGill Martlets, Montréal (CAN)
NOC Canada
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


As a member of the University of Calgary swim club, Andrea Nugent joined the Canadian national team in 1985 and made her first major international appearance at the Pan Pacific Championships. The following year, alongside Jane Kerr, Patricia Noall, and Pamela Rai, she won a gold medal in the 4x100 metre freestyle relay at the Commonwealth Games. After an appearance at the 1987 Pan Pacific Championships, she attended the 1988 Summer Olympics, where she earned a bronze medal in the 4x100 metre medley relay, with the assistance of Kerr, Noall, Keltie Duggan, Allison Higson, and Lori Melien. She also finished 6th in the freestyle relay (alongside Higson, Kerr, Noall, Kathy Bald, and Kristin Topham), 17th in the 100 metres freestyle, 19th in the 50 metres freestyle, and 23rd in the 100 metres butterfly.

Nugent then returned to her native Montreal to attend McGill University and compete with their swim team. Her next major appearance for Canada was the 1990 Commonwealth Games, where she won bronze in the 50 metre freestyle. She took home three medals at the 1991 Summer Universiade (silver in the 4 x 100 m medley relay and bronze in the 100 m freestyle and 4x100 m freestyle relay) and then captained the swim team at the 1992 Summer Olympics, where she placed sixth and eighth in the medley and freestyle relays respectively, as well as 11th and 16th in the 50 and 100 m freestyle events. She had another two podium finishes at the 1993 Summer Universiade (second in the 4x100 m freestyle relay and third in the medley) prior to graduating and retiring from active competition. Among her collegiate accomplishments was being named McGill Female Athlete of the Year for the 1992-1993 season (after winning 25 consecutive 50 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle, and 100 m butterfly events) and ten medals (seven of them gold) at Canadian Interuniversity Sport national championships. She was made a member of the McGill University Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) CAN Andrea Nugent
50 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 19
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 17
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) Canada 6
100 metres Butterfly, Women (Olympic) 23
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) Canada 3 Bronze
1992 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) CAN Andrea Nugent
50 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) =11
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 16
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) Canada 8
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) Canada 6

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