In 2008 Elaine celebrated her 40th Anniversary since the 1968 Olympics. Her Olympic triple medal performance in a single games coupled with her 7 medal 4 gold 3 silver in a single Commonwealth Games in 1966 remains to this day two historical moments in Canadian Olympic and Commonwealth sports history.
Elaine with historic medals

Awards & Achievements

Voted in top 50 of greatest Canadian atheletes of all time (as voted by Canadian Sport Advisory Council, 2010)
Swimming Canada's Circle of Excellence, 2009
Top Ten Female Athletes of the Century as voted by CP Press
Triple Olympic Medallist (Mexico City 1968)
Five time World Record Holder
Commonwealth 7 medals, 4 Gold, 3 Silver, Jamaica 1966
Pan Am Games 2 Gold, 3 Silver, Winnipeg 1967
17 National titles and 50 senior and age group records
Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's Greatest Athlete, 1966
Canada's Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year - 1966
Order of Canada – 1970
Vancouver's Civic Medal 1969

Seven Halls of Fame

International Aquatic Hall of Fame Florida
Canadian Sports Hall of Fame
Canadian Olympic Sports Hall of Fame
BC Sports Hall of Fame
Canadian Swimming Hall of Fame
BC Swimming Hall of Fame
West Vancouver Hall of Fame

Historic Firsts in Canadian Sport

First person ever to win 3 medals in a single Olympics
First woman to win an Olympic medal in swimming
First Olympic medal won by a women's team 400M relay
First quad gold in Commonwealth Games history, 1966
First seven medals, 4 gold 3 silver at a single Commonwealth Games
Canada's greatest athlete award, the Lou Marsh Trophy
(At 15 years old, Elaine remains the youngest recipient since the award's inception in 1936.)