Gabrielle Cardinal was nominated to the 2012 Canadian Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team. In 2011, she finished fourth in the team events at the FINA World Aquatic Championships.
At the 2010 FINA World Junior Championships, Cardinal competed in the duet and team events and captured double bronze. She’d also capture a gold in the duet at the Canadian Open Championships that year.
Cardinal joined the national senior team in the fall of 2008 and also won gold at the Canadian Open Championships that year.