The Canadian Senior Women's National Team is currently led by High Performance Director Roger Archambault, Coaches Justin Oliveira and David Paradelo and Team Manager Laurence Melançon. The team is centralized in Montreal, Quebec at the Institut National du Sport located
within the Olympic Park's Sports Centre.
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The senior women earned a silver medal at the 2015 Panamerican Games in Toronto and finished 11th at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan. In its main international competition in 2014, the team reached a #6 finish at the women's FINA World League Super Final, in China. As of August, 2, 2014, the Canadian women's team was ranked 8th in the world, according to FINA's water polo world rankings.
Canada hosted in Calgary, in January 2013, the UANA Cup
. This was the qualifying event for the Americas for the FINA World Aquatic
Championships. After finishing 1st in the tournament, the Canadian women earned a berth to the Worlds' in Barcelona in July 2013 where the team ultimately finished 8th.
The team narrowly missed qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic Games after losing a heartbreaking shootout 27-26 to the Americans at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara (MEX). The team lost their final qualifying opportunity to Russia 7-6 at the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Trieste (ITA) in April 2012.
Other past medal accomplishments for the teams were in 2009, with a double silver medal performance, at the FINA World League Super Finals and 13th FINA World Aquatic Championships. The Women's National Team participated in the inaugural women's water polo Olympic tournament in Syndey (AUS) in 2000 placing 5th and again in Athens (GRE) in 2004 placing 7th.
For information about the history of water polo in Canada and the Canadian Women's National Team please visit the section
History of Water Polo in Canada. Please click here to view Team Canada's historical results at all major FINA events.
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