Bronte Barratt

Overview

Date of Birth: 8/02/1989

Coach: Michael Bohl

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

Commonwealth Games 200m Freestyle- 3rd 2014
London Olympics 4×200 Freestyle -2nd 
2012
London Olympics 200 Freestyle -3rd 2012
Shanghai World Championships 4×200 Freestyle -2nd  2011
Commonwealth Games, Delhi 4×200 freestyle -1st 2010
Awarded an order of Australian Medal 2009
Beijing Olympics 4×200 Freestyle -1st & World Record 2008
Beijing Olympics 400 Freestyle -5th & Australian Record 2008
Fairfax, Team Performance of the Year Award 2008
Australian Swimming ‘Magic Moment’ Award 2008
Shanghai SC World Championships 4×200 freestyle -1st 2006
Shanghai SC World Championships 400 freestyle -2nd 2006
Montreal World Championships 4×200 freestyle -2nd 2005

PERSONAL BESTS

  • 200m Freestyle: 1:56.60
  • 400m Freestyle: 4:04.16 *Australian Record
  • 800m Freestyle: 8:29.13

Bronte competed in her first Olympic Games at the age of 19, she broke her Australian Record in the finals of the 400m Freestyle and continued her form into the finals of the 200m Freestyle. But it was her final swim of the meet that got the country talking; combining with three others in the 4x200m Freestyle relay, in a stellar performance exceeding expectations, the team touched the wall first in World Record time, becoming Olympic Champions.

A gutsy competitor, Barratt qualified for her first Commonwealth Games in 2006 and reaffirmed her immense talent by winning gold in the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay and bronze in the 400m Freestyle. Backing up from the Games to compete at the World Short Course Championships in Shanghai, Barratt again showed her world-class ability winning gold in the women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay and an individual silver medal in the 400m Freestyle.

At the 2007 Japan Open, Barratt broke the oldest record in Australian swimming, breaking Tracey Wickham’s Commonwealth and Australian record for the 400m freestyle, the record had stood for 29 years. Then in 2008 Barratt hit the headlines again when she won Olympic Gold in the 4x 200m freestyle relay alongside Stephanie Rice. 2011 then saw Bronte bring home a silver medal from the World Championships in Shanghai in the 4x200m freestyle relay.

The 2012 London Olympics were another success for Bronte where she won a bronze medal in the 200m freestyle and Silver in the 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay. Bronte continued her good form into 2014 where she took home Silver in the 200m Freestyle and Gold in the 400m Freestyle at the Australian Championships.

Most recently Bronte competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, bringing home yet another medal to add to her tally, with a Bronze in the 200m Freestyle. Bronte will now focus her attention towards training for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Bronte is available for public speaking opportunities as well as swim clinics and school appearances.

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