Karen Lefsrud


2021 National Team Athlete

  • ProgramWomen's Open
  • Club AffiliationCalgary Rowing Club

General Facts

  • Date of BirthApril 20, 1995
  • HometownCalgary, AB
  • Social Media

Career Info

  • Joined National Team2018
  • Club AffiliationCalgary Rowing Club
  • Current CoachMichelle Darvill
  • First Rowed2012, Row to Podium in Calgary
  • First CoachSarah Laing

Fun Facts

What I love about rowing

I love hearing the bubbles running along the boat when it’s running well; it’s fun to go fast.

Favourite place to race

Plovdiv, Bulgaria


Netflix, knitting, hanging out with my dog and napping

Inspirational quote

Success isn't owed, it's leased, and rent is due every day.


Year Event Class Position
2019World Cup 2W4-13th
World Cup 3W4-12th
2018World ChampionshipsW4-
World Cup 3W8+2nd
2017World U23 ChampionshipsBW8+1st
2016World U23 ChampionshipsBW4-7th
  • Canadian Olympic Team
  • Government of Canada
  • Canadian Paralympic Committee
  • Own the Podium
  • Canadian Sport Institute
  • Concept 2
  • Hudson Boat Works
  • Canadian Diagnostics Centres
  • RegattaCentral
  • Croker
  • Regatta Sport
  • Yamaha Power Equipment
  • Zoono