Hayley McKelvery of Canada attempts to block a pass

Hayley McKelvey


Hayley McKelvey competed with Team Canada at the 2012 and 2014 Youth World Championships, winning silver at the latter. She also competed at the Junior World Championships in 2013 and 2015. In 2017, she helped Canada to a silver medal at the FINA World League Super Final where she was named to the media all-star team. She was also part of Canada’s fourth-place finish at the 2017 FINA World Championships. 

In 2019, McKelvey competed at her second FINA World Championships and helped Canada win the silver medal at the Pan Am Games in Lima, which secured their ticket to Tokyo 2020. In 2021, she was part of Canada’s fourth-place finish at the FINA World League Super Final, the team’s first competition in more than 18 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, McKelvey scored seven goals as Canada finished seventh. 

McKelvey won two NCAA national titles in 2016 and 2018 with the USC Trojans.

A Little More About Hayley

Getting into the Sport: Began playing water polo with the North Delta Sunfish in the Lower Mainland Water Polo League before joining the Pacific Storm in 2010… Was selected to Team BC in the summer of 2010… Outside Interests: Graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Sciences with a minor in Occupational Science… Would like to become an occupational therapist and work with children with cerebral palsy… Enjoys reading a good book and watching movies… Odds and Ends: Favorite quoteLaughter is poison to fear.” -George R.R. Martin

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
Tokyo 2020Water PoloWomen7

Notable International Results

Olympic games: 2020 - 7th

Pan American Games: 2019 - SILVER

FINA World Championships: 2019 – 9th; 2017 – 4th

FINA World Championships (junior): 2015 – 4th; 2013 – 9th

FINA World League Super Final: 2021 – 4th; 2019 – 7th; 2018 – 4th; 2017 – SILVER

FISU Universiade: 2015 – SILVER