FEDERICI Olivia < Back  
Sport Artistic Swimming
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 13 Feb 1990 in Plymouth, ENG
Height1.67 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Other names Olivia Allison
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began swimming at age two, and became interested in artistic swimming at age eight at the Portsmouth Victoria club in England.
Why this sport? Her older sister Alex did artistic swimming. She would regularly go to watch and joined in as soon as she could.
International Debut
Year 2006
Competing for England
Tournament Commonwealth Games
Location Melbourne, VIC, AUS
General Interest
Nicknames Olive (British Swimming, 09 Jan 2007)
Hero / Idol Spanish artistic swimmer Andrea Fuentes, US sprinter Jesse Owens, Italian Moto GP rider Valentino Rossi. (teamgb.com, 01 Jun 2016; English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Awards and honours In 2016 she won the Amateur Swimming Association [ASA] Performance Athlete of the Year award for Synchronised Swimming with duet partner Katie Clark. (readingchronicle.co.uk, 11 Dec 2016)
Other information RETIREMENT AND COMEBACK
She was one of seven members of the British artistic swimming team to retire from the sport after the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. She and duet partner Katie Clark returned to the sport in 2015, and began full-time training in early 2016. (Amateur Swimming Association [ASA] Youtube channel, 22 Jan 2017; bbc.co.uk, 06 Mar 2016; swimming.org, 11 Nov 2015, 06 Aug 2013)

COACHING
She was a coach for the British team at the 2017 European Junior Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. (swimming.org, 26 Jun 2017; aquavision.org.uk, 07 Aug 2017)