|Intro||Canadian swimmer, Olympic athlete|
|Birth||17 August 1988, Cowansville|
Charles Francis (born August 17, 1988) is a Canadian competitor swimmer and backstroker. He was born in the small town of Cowansville, Quebec.Francis competed at the 2007 Pan American Games, but failed to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Francis also competed at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, his best result being a 16th-place finish in the 50-metre backstroke event.
In 2012, at the Canadian Olympic trials, Francis qualified to compete in the 100-metre backstroke event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In London, he advanced to the semifinals, finishing 15th overall.