Further Personal Information
||Brisbane, QLD, AUS
||Teaching - Deakin University: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||At age 10, on the school diving team.
|Why this sport?
||"It looked like lots of fun."
|Club / Team
||Gannets Diving Club; VIS; AIS: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
|Name of coach
|Coach from which country?
|Coach from what year?
||Bree. (breecole.blogspot.com, 17 Aug 2010)
||Reading, shopping, updating blog and sleeping. (ausport.gov.au, 17 Aug 2010)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Beijing 2008 Olympic Games - silver medal in platform synchronised event. (ausport.gov.au, 17 Aug 2010)
|Most influential person in career
||Her coach, Hui Tong. (diving.asn.au, 31 Aug 2008)
|Hero / Idol
||Chinese diver Guo Jinging and American diver Greg Louganis. (diving.asn.au, 31 Aug 2008)
||She fractured and tore ligaments in her right elbow and was out of action for three months, missing the 2006 World Cup. (foxsports.com.au, 10 Aug 2008)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||She takes her kangaroo with her to events. "[I] need to take my kangaroo to competitions, he has been everywhere – USA, China, Mexico, Canada, Germany, etc." (diving.asn.au, 31 August 2008)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness." (diving.asn.au, 31 August 2008)
|Awards and honours
||She was named 2007 Australian Diver of the Year. (diving.asn.au, 31 Aug 2008)
She was the only diver at the 2007 World Championships to win a medal on both springboard and platform. (diving.asn.au, 31 Aug 2008)
||To medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games in two synchronised events. (ausport.gov.au, 17 Aug 2010)
After she won gold in the 3m synchronised diving at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, her father Wayne recalled his most memorable moment of his daughter's diving career. On her first encounter with the three metre springboard at the age of 10, he remembers the future champion jumping off holding her nose. (Williams Refrigeration, 30 Mar 2006)
Selection for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games came down to the wire when Bree and her synchro partner, Melissa Wu, stole victory from seasoned Olympic legends, Chantelle Newbery and Loudy Wiggins, who between them have 22 years of international experience. (diving.asn.au, 31 Aug 2008)
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
After the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she was keen to tryout for the Cirque du Soleil water-based show in Las Vegas before returning to teaching. (diving.asn.au, 31 Aug 2008)