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Bronte
Campbell
AustraliaAustralia, AUS
Female
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
14 May 1994
Height
179 cm
Weight
58 kg
Family
Partner Benfield Lainchbury
Residence
Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming as a child in Lake Malawi, Malawi. She joined a swimming club at age seven after her family moved to Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up the sport after watching the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
Club / Team
Commercial Swimming Club: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Simon Cusack [club]; Jacco Verhaeren [national], NED

General Interest

Nicknames
Black Caviar, C2 (swimkids.com.au, 15 Feb 2013; swimswam.com, 23 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, Australian swimmer Grant Hackett. (sustagen-sport.com.au, 10 Apr 2012; NOC, 10 Apr 2012)
Injuries
She was hampered by hip and shoulder injuries in the lead-up and during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She took two months out of the pool after the Games. She continued to suffer issues with her left shoulder and then her right in the lead-up to the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (swimswam.com, 06 Sep 2016, 23 Jul 2017)

She was hampered by a hip injury from November 2015 until February 2016. (au.news.yahoo.com, 05 Feb 2016)

She had glandular fever and chronic fatigue syndrome in 2010 that disrupted her career for two years. (smh.com.au, 10 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Not the victory, but the action. Not the goal, but the effort. In the deed, the glory." (NOC, 10 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
She was jointly named the 2015 Female Australian Swimmer of the Year. She shared the award with Emily Seebohm. (swimswam.com, 07 Sep 2015)

She won the 2014 Golden Moment Award from Swimming Australia for her part in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay team's world record-breaking swim at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (swimswam.com, 22 Dec 2014)

She was inducted into the Australian Path of Champions in 2014. The Path of Champions recognises the achievements of Australia's top athletes. (swimswam.com, 21 Oct 2014)
Famous relatives
Her older sister Cate also competes in swimming for Australia. (couriermail.com.au, 21 Aug 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (thewest.com.au, 09 Apr 2017)
Other information
FROM MALAWI TO AUSTRALIA
She was born in Malawi where her father Eric, originally from South Africa, was working as an accountant for a bank. She moved to Australia with her family at age seven. (olympics.com.au, 10 Apr 2012)