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Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 9th (200m breaststroke)

Recent Performances

  • 2nd (200m breaststroke) - 2012 National Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 12th (200m breaststroke) - 2011 World Championships (Shanghai, China)
  • 1st (200m breaststroke) - 2011 National Championships (Sydney, Australia)
  • 5th (100m breaststroke) - 2011 National Championships (Sydney, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Being a semi-finalist at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
  • Winning a silver medal at the 2008 World Short Course Championships in the 200m breaststroke
  • Being the 2009 Australian 200m Breaststroke Champion

Interesting Facts

  • Sally Foster swam an incredible race to win a spot on the 2012 Olympic Team. Foster and Tessa Wallace mowed down a flying Leisel Jones in the final lap of the 200m breaststroke to book their places at the Games. Wallace touched first in 2:26.31 and Foster came 2nd in 2:26.51 to snare her second Olympic berth.
  • Foster made her Olympic debut at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. She progressed to the semi-finals in the 200m breaststroke and narrowly missing the final, finishing ninth.
  • Last year Foster went into the World Championships in Shanghai as the National 200m Breaststroke Champion and she finished 12th in the event.
  • At the 2009 World Championships, Foster took home a silver and a bronze medal as a heat swimmer in the 4x100m medley relay and 4x100m freestyle relay respectively. She was also 15th in the 200m breaststroke.
  • Sally's great aunt represented Australia in swimming at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. It was an epic voyage for the Australian team going to Berlin - a six week ocean journey by ship. Training included holding each others feet whilst swimming in a small pool (approx 10m). Sally's mother was also a National Champion in swimming, and just missed out on selection in 1976 Games.


Years on national team



Shannon Rollason (2005 - current)
Wayne de Lacy (1996 - 2004)

Primary Training Base

Canberra, Australia


Central Aquatic SLC (WA, Australia)


Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra



Wanneroo Primary School (WA, Australia)


Wanneroo High School (WA, Australia)


Bachelor of Industrial Design - University of Canberra (2008 - current)

Swimming Team

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