Video Bio: English
Claire Carver-Dias started synchro at a rather late age of 12. However she
has developed into Canada's workhorse performing in all three events, solo,
duet and team at the recent FINA World Cup in South Korea. Career
highlights include senior national titles in team in 1998 and duet in 1996
and 1999. Creativity and presentation are her strengths in the sport and
she is considered one of the Olympic squad's leaders.
She has a strong partnership in duet with Fanny Létourneau. The pair have
been together for two years and Carver-Dias even moved to Montréal to live
with Letournéau so they could train daily. However Carver-Dias got married
and returned to the Toronto area. "They are very similar in the water,"
said Canadian national team coach Sheilagh Croxon. "That's a special
quality and takes years to develop. It indicates they are going to get
better and better."
Team: Catherine Garceau, Toronto; Claire-Carver-Dias, Mississauga, Ont.; Erin Chan, Calgary; Fanny Letourneau, Deux-Montagnes, Que.; Jacinthe Taillon, St-Eustache, Que.; Jessica Chase, Montreal; Kirstin Normand, Edmonton; Lyne Beaumont, Pont-Rough, Que., and Reidun Tatham, Calgary, were third after technical routine, advanced to final.
Duet: Claire Carver-Dias, Mississauga, Ont., and Fanny Letourneau, Deux-Montagnes, Que., were fifth overall after the free routine preliminaries, advanced to final.
Duet: Claire Carver-Dias, Mississauga, Ont., and Fanny Letourneau, Deux-Montagnes, Que., were in fifth place after technical routine qualifying, advanced to next round.
Canada's synchro team performs
Canada's technical routine
Carver-Dias & Létourneau perform for Canada
Carver-Dias and Letourneau wave to the crowd
Carver-Dias and Letourneau perform their routine
Listening to the coaches
2000 Games Synchronized Swimming Coverage