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Date of Birth: 26/05/75
Place of Birth: Montreal, PQ
Hometown: Pointe-Claire, PQ
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 225 lbs
Years on National Team: 3
 Freestyle sprinter Craig Hutchison dropped his personal best time in the men's 100 freestyle by almost 7/10ths of a second (from 50.83 to 50.14) at the Olympic trials, an enormous amount, to qualify for his first Games.

  He is the first swimmer from the Pointe-Claire Club since the late Victor Davis in 1988 to make a Canadian Olympic squad.

  Hutchison has earned a civil-engineering degree at Arizona State and a bachelor of science at McGill and the University of Toronto. He is still at the U of T studying geology.

  Hutchison started swimming a Pointe Claire pool at age five but stopped the sport six years at age 12. It was his older sister, Jennifer, a member of the women's swim team at the University of Southern California, who encouraged him to get back into the pool.

2000 Games
Sept. 23: Men's 400-metre medley relay: Chris Renaud, Calgary; Morgan Knabe, Calgary; Michael Mintenko, Moose Jaw, Sask., and Craig Hutchison, Pointe-Claire, Que., were sixth in final.
Sept. 21: Men's 50-metre freestyle: Craig Hutchison, Pointe-Claire, disqualified in heat for false start.
Sept. 19: Men's 100-metre freestyle: Craig Hutchison, Pointe-Claire, Que., finished fifth in heat, eliminated.
Sept. 16: Craig Hutchison, Pointe-Claire, Que.; Robbie Taylor, Brampton, Ont.; Rick Say, Salmon Arm; Yannick Lupien, Ste-Foy, Que., were fifth in heat, eliminated.


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