Bronte Barratt OAM

Bronte Barratt OAM

Olympian (2008, 2012 & 2016)
At St Margaret’s 2002-2006

Bronte graduated from St Margaret’s in 2006. She made her first open Australian Swim team in 2005 at the age of 16. Over a 12-year career, Bronte competed in 3 Olympic Games, 3 Commonwealth Games and 6 World Championships. In 2007, she broke the oldest record in swimming for Australian women when she broke Tracey Wickham’s 29 year old record in the 400m freestyle. In 2008 at the Beijing Olympic Games she was part of the Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay team, winning gold in the final, and breaking the now-previous world record by a full six seconds. In 2009, she received the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to sport as a gold medallist in Beijing. At the London 2012 Olympics, Bronte added to her medal tally winning an individual bronze medal in the 200m Freestyle and silver in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay. Bronte finished off her swimming career at the Rio Olympics where she finished 5th in the 200m freestyle in a personal best time and a silver medal in the 4x200m Freestyle relay.

Since leaving school Bronte has continued to be a keen supporter of St Margaret’s and its swimming teams and an inspirational role model as a sportswoman and a leader. Bronte is the Vice president of the Australian Swimmers Association and she now works as a Radiographer in Brisbane.