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Olympic Information

    Debut

Recent Performances

  • 18th (Technical Team) - 2011 FINA World Championships (Shanghai, China)
  • 17th (Team) - 2011 FINA World Championships (Shanghai, China)
  • 9th (Team) - 2011 German Open (Bonn, Germany)
  • 6th (Team) - 2011 French Open (Paris, France)
  • 4th (Team) - 2010 Swiss Open (Arbon, Switzerland)
  • 12th (Duet) - 2010 Swiss Open (Arbon, Switzerland)
  • 11th (Team) - 2010 FINA World Cup (China)

Career Highlights

  • Swimming in the team at the 2007 Swiss Open (Olympic qualifying event) and qualifying Australia for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
  • Swimming at the 2007 FINA World Championships, my first ever international competition and it was in front of a home crowd.
  • Winning a gold medal for team combination at the 2006 Oceania Championships

Interesting Facts

  • Bianca Hammett was inspired to take up synchronised swimming in 1999, aged 8, when she saw an ad in the newspaper.
  • She made her first national team in 2007 and competed in her first international competition the same year, the 2007 FINA World Championships in Melbourne.
  • Hammett was part of the team event at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai where Australia qualified a spot at the London Olympics.
  • Together with partner Samantha Reid, Hammett won bronze at the 2011 National Championships in the Open Technical Duet, bronze in the Open Free Duet and gold in the Team Open Combination.
  • At the 2010 National Championships, Hammett and Reid won silver in the Open Duet . In 2009 she won bronze in the Open Solo and silver with Reid in the Open Duet.

Sport

Years on national team

6

Coach

Anna Nepotacheva (2006 - current)
Marina Kholod (2006 - current)

Primary Training Base

Gold Coast , Australia

Secondary Training Base

Brisbane, Australia

Club

Gold Coast Mermaids (QLD, Australia)

Education

Primary

Calamvale State School (QLD, Australia)

Secondary

Calamvale Community College (QLD, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Applied Science - University of Queensland (2009 - )


Synchro Swimming Team

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