Burlington’s Rampling named to national synchro swim team

Burlington’s Isabelle Rampling has been named to Canada’s team that will compete at the 2007 World Championships. Synchro Canada announced its team after a week-long selection trial.

Rampling competed at the recent FIBA World Trophy event on Russia where she and Dominika Kopcik placed fifth in the duet competition.

The 12th FINA World Championships will be held in Melbourne, Australia from March 17 to April 1. At last year’s World Cup, held in Montreal, Canada finished fourth in combo, fifth in solo, sixth in duet and sixth in team.

The final group features seven returning members from the 2005 World Championship team and five new faces.

The four new swimmers include Elise Marcotte and Karine Thomas, both had previously been competing with the National Junior Team. Eve Lamoureux, a member of the National B Team, and Tracy Little and Tanya Matson, who spent the past season with the National A Team.

The selection trial began in Winnipeg, MB, where 28 hopefuls were looking to make the team. After a four-day camp the group was cut down to 20. The remaining swimmers returned to Montreal for a week-long training session where they were evaluated by Synchro Canada’s National A team coaches.

Other team members are: Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon, Riviere-du-Loup, QC; Jessika Dubuc, Montreal, QC; Marie-Pierre Gagné, Montreal, QC; Kopcik, Surrey, B.C.; Eve Lamoureux, Montreal; Anouk Renière-Lafreniere, Repentigny, QC; Jennifer Song, Calgary.