BARROW Sarah < Back  
Sport Diving
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 22 Oct 1988 in Plymouth, ENG
Height1.60 m
Weight 53 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Plymouth, ENG
Occupation Student
Languages English
Higher education Sports Science - Leeds Metropolitan University: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began diving at age 12 in Plymouth, England.
Why this sport? She started diving with her former gymnastics teammate Tonia Couch. She went for a fun try-out session and the coach there, Andy Banks, asked her if she would like to come to the Easter holiday sessions. She has been diving ever since and Couch became her synchronised partner.
International Debut
Year 2004
Competing for Great Britain
Location Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
General Interest
Nicknames K [play on words of her first name, from the song Que Sera Sera - 'K sa rah sa rah']. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol British long distance runners Paula Radcliffe and Mo Farah. (swimming.org, 25 Jul 2013; britishswimming.co.uk, 22 Jan 2008)
Injuries She competed with shin fractures at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (bbc.co.uk, 27 Jul 2015)

She was treated for a stress fracture in her back in 2009, which resulted in one year on the sidelines. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)

She suffered from a back problem in 2007. (thisisplymouth.co.uk, 08 Jan 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Success consists of going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." (Facebook profile, 10 Dec 2015)
Other information RETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from competitive diving in October 2016. "So that's it! Diving has had a huge impact on my life and I am so glad to have been able to finish how I wanted. I have been lucky enough to do something for 15 years that I absolutely loved." (itv.com, 03 Oct 2016)

EDUCATION
In 2014 she began a master's in professional practice [focusing on sports journalism] at the University of St Mark and St John in Plymouth, England. (Facebook profile, 10 Dec 2015; toniacouch.com, 26 Jun 2015)