Team Canada's artistic swimming team performsAntoine Saito
Antoine Saito

Raphaelle Plante


Raphaelle Plante joined the senior national team program in 2020. She helped Canada win bronze in the team event at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.

Plante has represented Canada at the World Aquatics Championships in 2022, 2023, and 2024. At the latter, she competed in all three team routines as Canada qualified a full team for Paris 2024. The highlight was a fourth-place finish in the team acrobatic event.

Taking on the role of a “flyer” in the acrobatic routine, Plante has gotten used to being thrown into the air and performing skills – despite having no background in gymnastics or diving. At the World Aquatics Artistic Swimming World Cup held in Markham, Ontario in June 2024, Plante helped Canada win team free silver and team acrobatic bronze. 

Plante won team silver with Team Quebec at the 2019 Canada Games.

A Little More About Raphaelle

Getting into the Sport: Was born in Austria; moved to Montreal and then Las Vegas, where she lived for seven years and started artistic swimming at age 7… Moved back to Canada to pursue the sport at a higher level and compete internationally… Outside Interests: Would like to pursue a career as an interior designer… Odds and ends: Inspired by American artistic swimmer Bill May for his determination within a female dominated sport… Dislocated both her shoulders when she was younger and still has pain during certain exercises… Made a small appearance in a Cirque du Soleil production at age 11…Favourite motto: “Prove them wrong!”

Notable International Results

Pan American Games: 2023 – BRONZE (team)

World Aquatics Championships: 2024 – 4th (team acrobatic), 6th (team technical), 7th (team free); 2023 – 6th (team acrobatic), 14th (team technical); 2022 – 7th (team highlight), 8th (team technical), 21st (team free)

World Aquatics Artistic Swimming World Cup: 2024 – CAN: SILVER (team free), BRONZE (team acrobatic); FRA: 5th (team technical), 5th (team acrobatic); 2023 – Super Final: SILVER (team acrobatic), BRONZE (team free), 4th (team technical); CAN: 4th (team acrobatic), 4th (team technical); FRA: 4th (team acrobatic), 5th (team free), 9th (team technical)