Video Bio: English
As a youngster Fanny Létourneau loved to perform on water. However it was
the frozen kind for figure skating even though her parents had a in-ground
pool in the backyard. She stayed away from the pool because her brothers
took advantage of her fear of water and always splashed her. However after
watching Carolyn Waldo and Michelle Cameron win Olympic gold in 1988 she
was hooked and took swimming and synchro lessons at the same time at age
Now a seven-time national champion, the 21-year-old Montrealer is one of
Canada's most talented team members and forms a powerful duet with
Claire Carver-Dias. A national team member since 1994, she moved to
Etobicoke in 1997 and qualified the following year for the Centre of
Excellence team. She won the Helen Vanderburg trophy for the best 15-17
age group swimmer in 1996 and was a finalist for outstanding junior female
athlete in Canada in 1997.
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