Jo-Annie Fortin

Name: Jo-Annie Fortinjo-annie-fortin
Sport: Synchronized swimming
Hometown: Montreal, QC
Nickname: Jo

Favorite Sports Memory:
My favorite sport memory was definitely in November 2009, when our team won the World Trophy in Montreal, in front of China, Spain and Russia. This competition is only based on artistic impression, so we impressed the judges with creative themes, costumes and great performances. The most amazing thing was to have all of our family cheering for us during that magic moment.

Favorite Quote:
To attain something that you’ve never attained, you have to do something that you’ve never done.

CAN Fund Testimonial:
CAN Fund is an amazing program that helps athletes on their way to their goal. Having that support just makes us work even harder because we know people believe in us.

Best Result:
1st place in Japan Open, April 2010
1st place overall, World Trophy, Montreal, November 2009
3rd place in Combo, World Championship, Rome 2009

Fun Facts:
I would say that being a good athlete in a pool really doesn’t make me a good athlete in other sports! I play tennis like I have a baseball bat in my hands, fall so much when I do cross country skiing on a flat surface and I really have trouble on skates! Hehe