Perth – 10th August 2020 – SynchroWA would like to thank and congratulate its athlete, Rose Stackpole who announced her retirement today.

Rose started artistic swimming in her native New Zealand at the age of 8. She moved to Perth, Western Australia in 2014 and joined West Coast Splash’s competitive stream program. Rose has been a member of the Australian National Artistic Swimming Team since 2016.

Rose’s strength has been her strong technical skills as well as her artistic grace. She has been an integral part of the Australian National Team, having been a competitor in both duet and team events at the Rio Olympic Games, as well as being selected for the Tokyo Games.

“It is hard to put into words the journey this sport has taken me on as an athlete. It has brought me so much joy, taken me around the world and allowed me to develop deep bonds with my synchro sisters. It has also tested me and made me the person I am today. I am deeply grateful to everyone who has contributed to my fairy tale.”

SynchroWA congratulates and thanks Rose Stackpole for her outstanding career as an elite artistic swimmer in Australia. Her captivating performances will be remembered by both fans and those involved in the sport for a long time.

Rose is currently a coach with the SupaNova Synchronised Swimming Club in Booragoon.