Swimming Australia congratulates Bronte Barratt on her appointment to the Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee as Olympic Athlete Representative.
The appointment was announced by the AOC on Tuesday after athletes from both Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 voted for their preferred nominee.
Barratt, a Brisbane local, will provide the athlete’s perspective in the planning of the Games with the aim to deliver a great competitor experience and leverage a significant legacy.
Swimming Australia Interim CEO Eugenie Buckley said the appointment was a significant one given the influence she will have on the athlete experience.
“To be elected to this role by her Olympic peers is testament to the esteem in which Bronte is held.
“As someone who has represented her country at three Olympic Games she is well placed to work with the committee to deliver what will be an incredible Games.
“We have no doubt she will make a significant contribution to the Committee, bringing a wealth of experience and insights to the table. Athletes must be at the heart of any Games, and her voice will serve to make the athlete experience in 2032 the best it can be.
“Swimming is very fortunate to have ambassadors such as Bronte and we thank her for her continued passion and commitment to sport and athletes in Australia, and for the significant contribution she has made, and continue to make, to our sport of swimming.”
The committee will commence later this year once the Queensland Government passes the required legislation.