Olivia's passion for water sports first developed by growing up on Toronto Island. She first fell in love with the sport of competitive paddling at age 7 at the Toronto Island Canoe Club. After continuing the sport for 7 years she claimed the title of provincial champion in C1, C4 and C15.
In 2010, Olivia learned how to windsurf out of the Toronto Windsurfing Club at age 14. Over the next year, she learned to race on the Bic Techno 293, the official youth Olympic class. Olivia advanced quickly and started racing on the Olympic Class (RS:X) in March 2012.
Olivia became a member on the Canadian Sailing Team in 2015. During this year she was asked to be the inspiration for the face of the 2015 Adventure Series Coin Collection from the Royal Canadian Mint.
In August 2015, Olivia claimed the title of top Canadian female and third woman in North America. She qualified the country a spot in the 2016 Olympic Games in January 2016.
When Olivia is not windsurfing full time, she studies Kinesiology at Queen's University. Here, she is a member of the Queen's Sailing Team crewing 420's. Olivia plans to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games, as a pathway to her ultimate goal of the 2020 Olympics.
Facebook: Olivia Mew's Windsurfing Olympic Campaign