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Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 7th (Team Event)

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)

Career Highlights

  • Placing 7th at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
  • Making the combination routine final at the 2007 World Championships
  • Winning gold at the 2006 Oceania Championships

Interesting Facts

  • Samantha Reid got into synchronised swimming as an eight-year-old, following her sister into the sport. She first represented Queensland in 2000 and has been on the national team since 2005.
  • Reid competed in the team event at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games where Australia finished seventh.
  • A member of the 2003 Oceania Synchronised Swimming Team, Reid was also part of the new point Australian team for the Montreal World Junior Synchro Championships in 2002.
  • Reid competed at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China - where she and the Australian team qualified the spot for the London Olympics.
  • She danced for eight years and also competed in hockey and volleyball at high school.

Sport

Years on national team

8

Coach

Anna Nepotcheva (2005 - current)
Marina Kholod (2006 - current)

Primary Training Base

Gold Coast, Australia

Secondary Training Base

Chandler, Australia

Club

Gold Coast Mermaids (QLD, Australia)

Education

Primary

Kimberley Park State School (QLD, Australia)

Secondary

Rivermount College (QLD, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Creative Industries (2011 - )


Synchro Swimming Team

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