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Yvette
Baker
Great BritainGreat Britain, GBR
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
25 November 1991
Height
170 cm
Occupation
Entertainment Industry
Languages
English

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2001 with the City of Birmingham Synchronised Swimming Club.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up the sport after watching the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

International Debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Montreal, QC, CAN

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Spanish artistic swimmer Gemma Mengual, British middle distance runner Kelly Holmes. (isu.org, 18 Jul 2011)
Injuries
She recovered from a stress fracture in her lower back to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (teamgb.com, 24 Jul 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Success can only be achieved if you are prepared to put in a lot of hard work and listen to your coach." (synchro.org.uk, 13 Apr 2012)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She has performed as part of Aquabatix, a performance company for artistic swimming. She has also worked as a performer at Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and at the La Reve Show in Las Vegas, NV, United States of America. (Facebook profile, 07 Dec 2017; Twitter profile, 09 Nov 2017; LinkedIn profile, 2017)

COACHING
She has worked as a swimming coach at a swim school in the West Midlands and Staffordshire areas of England. (LinkedIn profile, 2017)