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Date of Birth: 10/06/74
Place of Birth: North York, ON
Hometown: Edmonton, ON
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 149 lbs
Years on National Team: 6
Video Bio: English, Français

 Kirstin Normand is the captain of the Canadian synchro team. She is a leader and the articulate team spokesperson. The 25-year-old Edmontonian is excited about the development of Canada's progress in the team event after it reached an all-time low at the 1998 world championships placing fourth. But a victory over the Americans for the gold at the Pan Am Games and a third place finish at the FINA World Cup in September have put the Canadians back in the gold medal hunt at the Olympics. "The World Cup bronze was a great boost for the entire Canadian team," said Normand. "It was a much better performance than at the Pan Am Games particularly at the technical level. Our goal there was to beat the Americans again and get on the podium." Normand studies psychology and ambitions to bring her athlete's self-motivation and team skills to the corporate world after her synchro career.

2000 Games
Sept. 28: 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.

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Canada's synchro team performs
Canada's technical routine
Canadian team phone home!

2000 Games Synchronized Swimming Coverage