In her first international appearance with Team Canada, Kindred Paul won silver at the 2014 Youth World Championships. The next year, she helped Canada to a fourth-place finish at the World Junior Championships and won silver at the Universiade. Paul competed in the FINA World League Super Final in 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2021. She helped Canada to a fourth-place finish at the latter as the team competed for the first time in more than 18 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was also a member of Team Canada at the 2018 FINA World Cup.
In 2019, Paul made her debut at the senior FINA World Championships. She’d had to miss the 2017 Worlds where Canada finished fourth because of a back injury. She was also part of Canada’s silver medal at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima which secured the team’s ticket to Tokyo 2020.
A Little More About Kindred
Getting into the Sport: Started as a competitive swimmer and transitioned to water polo at age 8… Outside Interests: Hobbies include reading and interior design… Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from University of California Berkeley in 2018… Would like to attend medical school… Odds and Ends: Recently started collecting stickers from the different places she visits… Inspired by Colin Kaepernick for using his public platform as he has to raise awareness around racial issues…
Notable International Results
Pan American Games: 2019 - SILVER
FINA World Cup: 2018 – 6th
FINA World League Super Final: 2021 – 4th; 2019 – 7th; 2018 –4th; 2016 – 7th
FINA World Championships: 2019 – 9th
FINA World Championships (junior): 2015 – 4th
FISU Universiade: 2017 – 5th; 2015 – SILVER