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Tamsin Cook

In 2016, at just 17 years of age, Cook was the youngest swimmer selected onto the Australian Olympic Team for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.  She stormed to prominence when she handled the pressure to anchor the 4 x 200m freestyle relay to a memorable silver medal along with Emma McKeon, Bronte Barrett and Leah Neale. In the 400m freestyle she produced a personal best time of 4:04.36 to finish sixth in the Olympic final.

After dealing with injuries and wanting to prioritise her mental health, Cook retired from swimming in 2018. During her time away from the pool she completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Communications and Media, and Literature, with assured pathway to postgraduate Law Studies at the University of Western Australia. Cook also has worked to give back to sport in Western Australia, participating in regional tours of the state with the 'Champions 2 Country' program, and speaking at schools, sporting clubs and businesses.

In July of 2020 Cook returned to the pool, hoping to pursue elite sport with a more holistic approach. Less than a year after beginning training, Cook qualified for her second Olympic Team at the Australian Swimming Trials in June of 2021, posting a lifetime best of 4.04.10 in the 400m Freestyle. At the Tokyo Games, Cook placed 9th in her individual event narrowly missing the final after producing the 3rd best time of her career. Cook was also selected as a relay heat swimmer for the 4x200m Freestyle relay and received a bronze medal after the final team placed 3rd.

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