Chaim Schalk


Notable International Results

9th – 2016 Olympic Games, Rio, Brazil

30 top ten finishes on the FIVB World Tour. 

5th – FIVB World Tour Finals, Hamburg
5th – FIVB World Championships, Vienna
3rd – AVP Gold Series, New York

4th – FIVB World Tour Finals, Toronto
3rd – FIVB Swatch Major Series, Klagenfurt
3rd – FIVB Swatch Major Series, Porec
5th – FIVB Grand Slam, Olsztyn

3rd – FIVB Grand Slam, Olsztyn
2nd – FIVB Grand Slam, Yokohama
5th – Swatch Major Series, Porec

1st – NORCECA Championships, Trinidad & Tobago
3rd – FIVB Open, Parana
5th – FIVB Grand Slam, Sao Paulo


Chaim Schalk grew up in Red Deer, Canada. He has 4 highly competitive brothers, where he learned how to fight and work hard for everything (including food at the dinner table). Chaim’s father built him and his brothers a beach volleyball court in the backyard, which he believes to be one of the biggest factors in him making a career of the sport.

Up until 2009, Chaim’s primary focus was indoor volleyball. He was a setter and an All-Canadian while playing for Trinity Western University; he also captured two National Championships with Red Deer College.

In 2009 Chaim made the Canadian Beach National Team and has competed on the FIVB World Tour since 2010. He formed one of the strongest Canadian teams ever with Ben Saxton. Over a period of 5 years together, they captured 5 FIVB medals, a 9th place at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, and accumulated over 30 top 10 finishes on the FIVB World Tour.

Chaim is looking to the future now and believes that over the next decade he will be able to maintain himself as one of the best defenders in the world. Over the past 5 years he has been living and training in California as a dual citizen, and he is currently transitioning to play for the United States. Chaim is determined to see how far the sport of beach volleyball will take him.


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