Élise Marcotte To Help Lead Canada at TORONTO 2015 Games

Monday, March 16, 2015

On Friday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced that two-time synchronized swimming Olympian, Elise Marcotte, will join fellow Assistant Chef, Waneek Horn-Miller and Chef de Mission, Curt Harnett, for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.

With her, Marcotte brings a wealth of international competition experience, making her an excellent addition and a great role model for the Canadian Team.

In 2005, Marcotte began her career by winning gold and silver at the Pan American Championships in the team and duet events respectively, before becoming a member of the Senior National Team in 2006. At the 2007 FINA World Aquatic Championships, the synchro team finished sixth in both team events before Marcotte and the team bounced back at the Pan American Games by placing second in the team event. In 2009, Marcotte and the team finished just off the podium in the team events and the duet event finishing fourth and sixth respectively at the FINA World Aquatic Championships. Marcotte and the team also finished fourth in 2012 in both events at the FINA World Aquatic Championships.

At the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, Marcotte was the alternate for the gold medal-winning duet. Earlier that year she had won bronze in the team event at the FINA World Cup.

Marcotte made her Olympic Games debut in 2008 and finished fourth in the team event. In 2011, she was a double gold medallist at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara in the team event and in the duet event with partner Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon, qualifying spots in both events for London 2012. She then competed in her second consecutive Olympic Games in 2012 and finished in fourth place for the duet competition with partner Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon and in fourth place for the team competition. Marcotte announced her retirement after the London Games.

Marcotte was offered the opportunity after Josee Grand’Maitre accepted a position with the COC as Manager, Team Services.

From the COC Website | Olympic.ca

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