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Date of Birth: 27/05/80
Place of Birth: Vancouver, BC
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 119 lbs
Years on National Team: 5
 Jessica Deglau, Canada's Madam Butterfly, is now a major player in the sport of swimming after a brilliant 1999 season in which she pre-qualified for the 2000 Olympic Games. The 20-year-old Vancouver resident first broke the Canadian record in the 200 butterfly at the 1996 Olympics clocking 2:11.68 for sixth spot and bettered it two years later at the world championships again finishing sixth.

 However in the 200 fly the very best are currently swimming in the 2:07-2:10 range. At the 1999 Pan Am Games Deglau went under the magic 2:10 barrier clocking 2:09.64, a time that would have earned her the silver medal at the 1996 Games and a bronze at the 1998 worlds. It was the second fastest time in the world in 1999 behind Australian world and Olympic champion Susie O'Neill's 2:07.35.

2000 Games
Sept. 20: Women's 800-metre freestyle relay: Marianne Limpert, Fredericton; Shannon Shakespeare, Winnipeg; Joanne Malar, Hamilton; Jessica Deglau, Vancouver, finished fifth in final.
Sept. 19: Women's 200-metre butterfly: Jessica Deglau, Vancouver, finished seventh in heat, eliminated.
Sept. 18: Women's 200-metre freestyle: Jessica Deglau, Vancouver, finished sixth in heat, eliminated; Laura Nicholls, Waterloo, Ont., was seventh in heat, eliminated. Sept. 17: Jessica Deglau, Vancouver, was sixth in heat, eliminated.
Sept. 16: Marianne Limpert, Fredericton; Shannon Shakespeare, Winnipeg; Laura Nicholls, Waterloo; Jessica Deglau, Vancouver, Waterloo, were seventh in final.

Canadian Olympic swimmers gather after their heat
The Canadian women have a group hug
A Canadian group hug

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