Canadian Synchro Duet Making Waves With METALLICA

May 1, 2011

According to The Calgary Herald, Canadian synchronized swimming team members Elise Marcotte and Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon gave an exhibition of their routine, featuring a mix of METALLICA's "Master Of Puppets" and "Enter Sandman", during Friday's Canadian Open championships at the Talisman Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

"When I told them I wanted them to swim to METALLICA it was like, 'uggh, nobody can swim to that,' " Canadian team coach Julie Sauve said. "But in Germany it was a big wow from the judges. We're bringing a new style."

"I think it's good, not just for us, but for the sport in general," said Gagnon. "They see that synchro is hard, not just a smiley thing. It's more physical stuff and it's getting to be more fun now . . . we're getting more fans now."

"I think it's good that we're making them judge outside of what they're used to," added Marcotte. "It's really the goal to show the power and the speed of the music and the power and the speed of the movements we can do.

Read more from The Calgary Herald.

Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon and Chloe Isaac of Canada won gold in the women's synchronized swimming duet free routine at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on October 7, 2010. You can now watch video footage of their routine — featuring METALLICA's "Master Of Puppets" and "Enter Sandman" — below.

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