Bronte Campbell

Bronte Campbell

Swimming Schedule & Results

(Local) / 10:03 PM 13 Aug (Rio)
Women's 50m Freestyle Final

24.42 (7th)

Pernille Blume (DEN)
Simone Manuel (USA)
Aliaksandra Herasimenia (BLR)

(Local) / 11:12 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Women's 50m Freestyle Semifinal 1

24.43 (2nd)

(Local) / 01:35 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Women's 50m Freestyle - Heat 12

24.45 (2nd)

(Local) / 11:18 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Women's 100m Freestyle Final

53.04 (4th)

Penny Oleksiak (CAN)
Simone Manuel (USA)
Sarah Sjostrom (SWE)

(Local) / 10:12 PM 10 Aug (Rio)
Women's 100m Freestyle Semifinal 1

53.29 (2nd)

(Local) / 01:17 PM 10 Aug (Rio)
Women's 100m Freestyle - Heat 6

53.71 (3rd)

(Local) / 11:24 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final

3:30.65 (1st)

Australia (AUS)
United States of America (USA)
Canada (CAN)

(Local) / 03:32 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Heat 2

3:32.39 (1st)

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Athlete Biography

There will be another friendly sister showdown in Rio after Bronte Campbell qualified for her second Olympic Games in the 50m and 100m freestyle, and the 4x100m freestyle relay.

Campbell upstaged reigning World Champion and older sister Cate at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia in the 100m freestyle event taking home gold. The sisters, trained by Simon Cusack, became the first family to stand on a podium together as individuals in swimming history when Cate placed third behind Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom.

Bronte also took gold in the 50m freestyle event, putting her name in the record books as the third swimmer in history to take the 50m and 100m freestyle double at a World Championship. Campbell was crowned joint Australian swimmer of the year in 2015 along with Emily Seebohm.

In London, the Campbell siblings were the first Australian sisters to compete in the same event at the same Olympic Games where Bronte finished fourth in her semi-final to miss the final by 0.23 seconds, placing her 10th overall.

The Malawi born athlete is one of five siblings and took up competitive swimming when she moved to Australia in 2001 at age seven. She hopes to follow her passion in sports media after her swimming career.

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Olympic Information

  • 2012 London - 10th (50m freestyle)

Recent Performances

  • 2nd (50m freestyle) - 2016 Brisbane Grand Prix (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 2nd (100m freestyle) - 2016 Australian Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 1st (50m freestyle) and 1st (100m freestyle) - 2015 FINA World Championships (Kazan, Russia)
  • 1st (4 x 100m freestyle relay) - 2015 FINA World Championships (Kazan, Russia)
  • 3rd (50m freestyle), 2nd (100m freestyle) - 2014 Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, Scotland)

Career Highlights

  • World Championship gold in the 50m and 100m freestyle in Kazan, Russia 2015
  • Setting a World Record as part of the women's 4x100m freestyle relay team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014
  • Medalist at Pan Pacific Championships on Gold Coast 2014, Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014 and World Championships in Barcelona 2013.


  • Primary
    Indooroopilly State Primary School (QLD, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Kenmore State High School (QLD, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Business- Queensland University of Technology (2013-)


  • Coach
    Simon Cusack (2001 - current)
  • Club
    Commercial Swim Club
  • Primary Training Base
    Brisbane, Australia


Don't have any
Favourite food
Slow roasted lamb
Favourite holiday destination
Somewhere warm and sunny and beach-like.
Favourite music
Dream car
Audi R8
Personal Motto
Meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same
Star Sign
I would spend my last $10 on
Probably food.
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Grant Hackett 2000 1500m freestyle gold
First Olympic Memory?
I remember watching the 2000 Olympics, particularly the swimming.
Most Influential person in your career/life
My coach
Why this sport?
I've always loved swimming since I was a kid, and it help that it's pretty much the only sport I'm good at