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Holly BARRATT
Sport Swimming
NOC Australia   
GenderWomen
Born01 Jan 1988 in Subiaco, AUS
Height1.80 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Will Scott
Residence
Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Biomedical Science - University of Western Australia: Perth, WA, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming as a child.
Why this sport?
She took up swimming as a form of therapy for her asthma.
Club / Team
Rockingham Swimming Club [AUS] / Western Australian Institute of Sport [WAIS] [AUS]:
Name of coach
Will Scott [WAIS]; Rohan Taylor [national]
General Interest
Awards and honours
She was named 2019 Westpac Swimmer of the Year at the Swimming Western Australia Annual Awards. (swimswam.com, 24 May 2019)
Famous relatives
Her partner Will Scott has worked as a swimming coach at the Western Australian Institute of Sport [WAIS]. (uwawestcoast.org, 13 Sep 2021; funkita.com, 22 May 2019)
Other information
LATE BLOOMER
She gave up swimming at age 18, before returning to the sport as a coach at age 24 after meeting her partner Will Scott, who was also a swimming coach. She then resumed competing, initially with the Rockingham club in Perth, WA, Australia, and went on to make her first world championship team in 2017 at age 29. "I figured I was competing at my level and the Olympians were way up there on another level [when she quit the sport at age 18]. It's like starting from scratch at age 24. I found out there are all these little steps to get up to the top and I started taking those steps and working my way up. I definitely wasn't expecting [to make the 2017 World Championship team], it was very exciting. I guess it shows anything can happen." (funkita.com, 22 May 2019; thewest.com.au, 21 Jul 2017, 21 Jan 2015; abc.net.au, 12 Apr 2017; dailytelegraph.com.au, 11 Apr 2017; theaustralian.com.au, 12 Apr 2017)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 59.95
7 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 27.60
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 25.76
3 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Backstroke 57.59
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Freestyle 54.18
7 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Backstroke 26.18
Semifinal 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Butterfly 25.63
7 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Freestyle 23.96
2 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Butterfly 24.80
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Freestyle 23.92
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Backstroke 26.04
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.34
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.69
6 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:30.09
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:45.79
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021   Overall Ranking  
5 2021 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 57.48
5 2021 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 24.19
6 2021 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 26.32
1 2021 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 24.77
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 26.32
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 24.04
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 25.09
2 2021 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 26.47
5 2021 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 24.26
2 2021 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 25.06
3 2021 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 57.78
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 26.25
3 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 23.95
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 24.75
5 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 57.84
5 2019 Jinan, CHN 50m Backstroke 28.13
2 2019 Jinan, CHN 50m Freestyle 24.91
5 2019 Jinan, CHN 100m Backstroke 1:03.13
2 2019 Jinan, CHN 50m Butterfly 25.66
3 2019 Jinan, CHN 100m Freestyle 54.78
1 2019 Singapore, SGP 50m Backstroke 27.95
3 2019 Singapore, SGP 50m Freestyle 24.80
1 2019 Singapore, SGP 50m Butterfly 25.31
2 2019 Singapore, SGP 100m Freestyle 55.16
2 2019 Singapore, SGP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:53.09
4 2019 Tokyo, JPN 50m Backstroke 28.28
7 2019 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 1:01.57
1 2019 Tokyo, JPN 50m Butterfly 25.96
4 2016 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 26.86
4 2016 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 24.63
2 2016 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 25.68
3 2016 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.34
2 2016 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:41.41
4 2016 Paris, FRA 50m Backstroke 26.73
3 2016 Paris, FRA 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:41.71