SENIOR NATIONAL ATHLETE POOL

Jacqueline Simoneau 2017-12-28T20:29:44+00:00

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JACQUELINE SIMONEAU

BIRTHDATE September 29, 1996
HOMETOWN Ville St-Laurent, QC
HEIGHT 165cm
HOME CLUB Montreal Synchro, Dollard Synchro
SENIOR NT SINCE 2012
JUNIOR NT 2012
13-15 NT 2009, 2010, 2011
SOCIAL FEEDS  

BIOGRAPHY

The rising star joined the national team in 2012 when she was still a junior competitor. That year, she won a bronze medal in the solo event at the FINA World Junior Championship. Simoneau improved to the silver medal position at the 2014 World Juniors, while winning the figures competition at the event.

She made her FINA World Championship debut in 2013, competing in the team events, after which she also began competing in the duet event. In 2015, she won gold in the event at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, getting her golden ticket to the Rio Olympics. She also took part in a all synchro events (except mixed duet) at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan. Getting to compete at the Olympic Games is one of Simoneau’s life goals, along with being a doctor. For now she has achieved one of her goals, as she took part of the Rio Olympics in 2016 with her duet partner, Karine Thomas. The pair finished in the 7th position.

GETTING TO KNOW THE ATHLETE

  • Family: Parents Robert Simoneau and Lynda South-Simoneau… Younger brother Christian…
  • Getting into the Sport: Started synchro at age 8… At one point did all four water sports; narrowed it to synchro and diving and then chose to focus on synchro…
  • Outside Interests: Enjoys cooking, baking, learning anatomy, shadowing doctors, reading, golf, horseback riding… Health sciences studies at Vanier College on hiatus for Olympic season… Graduated Massey Vanier High School in 2013…
  • Odds and Ends: Sports idols include Kyle Shewfelt and Natalia Ischenko (three-time Olympic champion)… Has a very special water bottle for good luck in competition… Always hugs her coach before competing so the routine will go well… Always travels with a bear and a necklace given by her parents… Collects snow globes from every country she visits and now has about 20…
  • Favourite motto: Mens sana in corpore sano (Latin for “a sound mind in a sound body”)…

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION RESULTS

Competition Year Location Event (Result)  
Olympic Games 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Duet (7) Results
Synchro America Open 2016 Riverside, CA Duet (3) Results
Japan Open 2016 JAP Duet (2)
Olympic Qualifier 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team (4) Results
FINA World Championships 2015 Kazan, RUS Combo (6), Team Free (7), Team Technical (6), Duet Free (7), Duet Technical (6), Solo Free (6), Solo Technical (6) Results
Pan Am Games 2015 Toronto, ON Duet (1), Team (1) Results
Shiseido Canadian Open Championships 2015 Toronto, ON Team Free (1), Team Technical (1), Duet Free (1), Duet Technical (1), Solo Free (1), Solo Technical (1) Results
5th Make-Up For Ever French Open 2015 Montreuil, FRA Solo Tech (2) Results
FINA World Trophy 2014 CHN
FINA World Cup 2014 Quebec City, QC Team (4), Highlight Team (2), Duet (4) Results
FINA Junior World Championships 2014 Helsinki, FIN Solo (2), Figures (1) Results
Spanish Open 2014 Castillon, ESP Duet (2) – Team (2) Results
Japan Open 2014 Amagasaki, JPN Team (2), Duet (2) Results
Canadian Open Championships 2014 Saskatoon, SK Team Free (1), Team Technical (1), Duet Free (1), Duet Technical (1), Solo Free (1) Results
FINA World Championships 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Free (6), Team Technical (5) Results
Brazil Open 2013 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team Free (3), Team Technical (3) Results
Canadian Open Championships 2013 Quebec City, QC Combo (1), Team Technical (1) Results
FINA World Junior Championships 2012 Volos, GRE Combo (5), Team (4),
Solo (3), Figures (10)
Results
UANA Pan American Championships 2011 Montreal, QC Duet (1), Solo (1), Figures (2) Results
Comen Cup 2011 Busto Arsizio, ITA Team (3), Duet (2),
Solo (2), Figures (7)
Results
Comen Cup 2010 Chania, GRE Team (4), Duet (2),
Solo (1), Figures (3)
Results
Comen Cup 2009 Belgrade, SER Team (3), Figures (37) Results

NATIONAL COMPETITION RESULTS

Competition Year Location Event (Result)  
Canadian Open Championships 2012 Victoria, BC Combo (2), Team (2), Duet (2), Solo (1), Figures (1) Results
Canadian Espoir Championships 2011 Ottawa, ON Team (1), Duet (1), Solo (1), Figures (1) Results
Canadian Open Championships 2011 Calgary, AB Combo (2), Figures (3) Results
Canada Games 2011 Halifax, NS Team (1), Duet (1), Solo (1), Figures (1) Results
Canadian Espoir Championships 2010 Montreal, QC Combo (1), Team (1), Duet (1), Solo (1), Figures (1) Results
Canadian Espoir Championships 2009 London, ON Combo (2), Team (3), Duet (6), Solo (3), Figures (5) Results
Canadian Open Championships 2009 Quebec City, QC Figures (6) Results
Canadian Espoir Championships 2008 Team (3), Solo (17), Figures (44)
Canadian Espoir Championships 2007 Saint John, NB Team (5), Figures (110) Results