Tamsin Cook moved with her family to Perth at the age of eight. She announced herself as a star of the future when at the 2015 World Junior Championships she won two gold and a silver medal. A year later she was the youngest swimmer to be named on the Rio Olympic team. Cook was a member of the 4x200m relay that won silver and in her individual event of the 400m free she swam a personal best and finished sixth. In 2017, Cook was in a car accident that saw her retire from the sport. In 2020, the impact of COVID-19 saw Cook take the opportunity to get back into the pool, and just after six months of returning to elite training, she recorded a career best time in the 400m event at the Australian Trials, booking her a spot to Tokyo for the Olympics.Read More
Rio, Brazil, 2016
- Won silver in the 4x200m Women's Freestyle relay
- Placed 6th in the Women’s 200m Freestyle
Tokyo, Japan 2020 (2021)
- Won bronze in the Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay (heat swimmer)
- Placed 9th overall in the Women's 400m Freestyle
In The Pool
Get to know Tamsin
- When and why did you start swimming?
- What is your favourite swimming memory?
- What do you enjoy doing outside of swimming?
I started swimming when I was 9 to make friends and have fun after my family immigrated to Australia
Getting to know everyone on the Dolphins Team for the first time at staging camp before the 2016 Olympics
I love to read and spend time with friends. I care about mental health and athlete wellbeing, and I’ve done some work in regional Australia, speaking to young athletes about sport