World record holder and Olympic Champion. Queenslander Bronte Barratt is one of the brightest prospects in Australian middle distance swimming.
Barratt competed in the 12th FINA World Championships in Melbourne in 2007, where she continued to improve against the world’s best.
At the 2007 Japan Open, Barratt broke the oldest record in Australian swimming. She broke Tracey Wickham’s Commonwealth and Australian record for the 400m freestyle. The record had stood for 29 years.
After impressive results at the 2008 Australian Championships, 19 year old Barratt set sights on her first Olympic Games.
Getting off to a flying start, Bronte broke her Australian Record in the 400m Freestyle and continued her form into the finals of the 200m Freestyle. But it was her final swim 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.
Bronte has since gone on to win bronze in the 200metres freestyle at the London 2012 Olympic games.
Winner of bronze in the 200m freestyle at the London 2012 Olympics.
3rd 200m Freestyle
2nd 4x 200m Freestyle relay