SPORT: Skier Cross
BIRTHPLACE: Kelowna, BC Canada
HOMETOWN: Whistler, BC Canada
ABOUT Kelsey Serwa
Kelsey Serwa’s accomplishments in the sport of Ski Cross include 2018 Olympic Champion, 2014 Olympic Vice-Champion, 2011 World Champion, two-time X-Games Champion as well as eight-time World Cup winner.
Serwa demonstrated incredible determination and perseverance fighting from a succession of knee surgeries and a broken back to stand on the Olympic podium at Sochi 2014 where she won silver behind teammate Marielle Thompson for Canada’s record third 1-2 finish of the Games.
After taking the 2014-15 season off to allow her body to recover fully, Serwa was once again a force to be reckoned with in 2015-16, highlighted by her victory at the Winter X Games. But she encountered more injury trouble in December 2016 when she overshot a jump in training, damaging the cartilage in her knee due to the extreme impact on landing. She underwent surgery, ending her season. Serwa started the 2017-18 season with a third-place finish at the World Cup season-opener in Val Thorens, France for her 19th career World Cup podium.
At the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics Winter Games Serwa won gold ahead of teammate and fellow Swagman Ambassador Brittany Phelan with silver making it the 2nd consecutive 1-2 finish and the 3rd consecutive time that Canada has won this event since introduced in Vancouver 2010.
Serwa grew up in Kelowna, B.C. where her grandfather was a co-founder of her local hill, Big White Ski Resort.
Kelsey launched the KSER scholarship fund 4 years ago. One of the fundraising initiatives is a annual golf tournament of which Swagman is proud to be a supporter of. All funds raised from the event go to assist excelling student-athletes graduating from high school. This year the tournament is on August 24th, 2018 at Gallaghers Canyon in Kelowna, BC, and includes a full dinner and silent auction. For more details on the KSER Scholarship Fund click HERE.