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Yvette BAKER
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Great Britain   
GenderWomen
Born25 Nov 1991 in Sutton Coldfield, ENG
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Entertainment Industry
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2001 with the City of Birmingham Synchronised Swimming Club.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up the sport after watching the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Montreal, QC, CAN
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Spanish artistic swimmer Gemma Mengual, British middle distance runner Kelly Holmes. (isu.org, 18 Jul 2011)
Injuries
She recovered from a stress fracture in her lower back to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (teamgb.com, 24 Jul 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Success can only be achieved if you are prepared to put in a lot of hard work and listen to your coach." (synchro.org.uk, 13 Apr 2012)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She has performed as part of Aquabatix, a performance company for artistic swimming. She has also worked as a performer at Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and at the La Reve Show in Las Vegas, NV, United States of America. (Facebook profile, 07 Dec 2017; Twitter profile, 09 Nov 2017; LinkedIn profile, 2017)

COACHING
She has worked as a swimming coach at a swim school in the West Midlands and Staffordshire areas of England. (LinkedIn profile, 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2012 London, ENG Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Free Routine 82.570
7 2011 Shanghai, CHN Free Routine Combination 87.760