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Cate Campbell



20/05/92 Blantyre, Malawi Africa


Brisbane, QLD






Simon Cusack

What is something interesting about yourself?

I wanted to be a ballerina when I was a kid

What are your hobbies outside of Swimming?

During training I like reading, sleeping or any low energy activity. When I’m on a break I like hiking, bush walking or going to the beach

What's your specialty in the kitchen?

Anything breakfast related

Describe your ideal day off

Definitely starts with a sleep-in, followed by breakfast with friends and then a trip to the beach.

What do you want to do after Swimming?

Something that combines my interest in the media industry with my love of sport.

Career Highlights

Broke the world record in the women's 100m freestyle by 0.01 of a second at the Grand Prix in Brisbane July 2016. Cate Clocked a time of 52.06

Cate set a new world record as part of the 4x100m freestyle relay team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She aas crowned world champion in the 100m freestyle at the 2013 Barcelona World Championships and part of the gold medal winning 4x100m freestyle relay team at the London Olympic Games.

With her younger sister Bronte, they were the first Australian siblings to qualify for the same swimming event at an Olympic Games in 2012.

Cate made her Olympic debut at the age of 16 in 2008.

Australian Representative Results and Honours

Olympic Games
  • Beijing, China, 2008: Bronze: 50m free, 4x100m free, 13th 100m free
  •  London, England, 2012: Gold: 4x100m freestyle relay, semi-finals of the 50m freestyle
  • Rio, Brazil, 2016: Gold 4x100m freestyle relay, Silver 4x100m medley relay, 5th 50m freestyle 
Olympic Games Total G: 1 B: 2

World Championships   
  • Rome, Italy, 2009: Bronze: 50m free
  • Barcelona, Spain, 2013: Gold: 100m freestyle Silver: 50m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle relay , 4x100m medley relay
  • Kazan, Russia, 2015: Gold: 4x100m freestyle relay, Bronze: 100m freestyle, 4th 50m freestyle
FINA World Championships Total G: 2 S: 3 B: 1

Commonwealth Games   
  • Glasgow, Scotland, 2014: Gold: 4x100m free relay, 100m freestyle, 4x100m medley relay Silver: 50m freestyle
Commonwealth Games Total G: 3 S: 1

Pan Pacs
  • Gold Coast, Australia, 2014: Gold: 100m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle relay, 50m freestyle, 4x100m medley relay
Pan Pacific Championship Total G: 4


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Live your fears, realise your dreams, attain your goals!

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