SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM

Catherine Barrett 2018-11-28T16:07:12+00:00

CATHERINE BARRETT

BIRTHDATE June 19, 2000
HOMETOWN St-John’s, NL
HEIGHT 161 cm
HOME CLUB RTC Ontario
COACH AT HOME CLUB Jennifer Koptie
SENIOR NT SINCE 2018
SENIOR NEXTGEN TEAM 2017
JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM/ATHLETE POOL 2017
YEARS ON 13-15 TEAM 2015
FAMILY Mother Mary, Father Brendan, Brothers Michael Stephen
STARTED ARTISTIC SWIMMING … 8 years old at Sea Stars Synchro in St.John’s, NL
GUILTY PLEASURE Sleeping in really late
FAVOURITE ON TV/NETFLIX “Dogs” documentary (Netflix)

COOKIES OR CAKES

Cakes!

Cats or Dogs

Dogs!

Chocolate or Vanilla

Chocolate!

Morning or Evening

Evening!

Summer or Winter

Summer!

Sweet or Salty

Sweet!

Pancakes or Waffles

Pancakes!

Beach or Mountains

Beach!

GETTING TO KNOW THE ATHLETE

  • Getting into the sport : A friend recommended to go to a summer synchro camp with her, she loved it and signed up for the full season that fall.
  • Career highlights: “Moving to Toronto is a definite highlight in my career as it was a big stepping stone for me towards swimming on National teams. The other highlight for me was swimming on the Next Gen team and competing at the 2017 Synchro America Open because it was a great new experience swimming senior.”
  • Family: Parents are Mary O’Brien and Brendan Barrett, they both immigrated to Canada from Ireland and settled in Newfoundland where she and her brothers Stephen and Michael were born and raised. “My family has been incredibly supportive of my synchro career and I wouldn’t be where I am without them. Another important parent figure in my life is Eileen Barry who is my billet mom and has made my time in Toronto a really great experience.”
  • Nickame: Cactus
  • Outside interests: Likes spending time friends from swimming and school, trying new food places, and exploring Toronto. Catherine also enjoys keeping up to date with current events in the world.
  • Favorite quote: “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. “
  • Synchro Idols: Valerie Welsh – first national team member to come visit the St. John’s Sea Stars while Catherine was training there. She inspired her to strive to swim for Canada.
  • Pre-swim ritual: Focus on her breathing.
  • Future aspirations: Hopes to study kinesiology as an undergraduate and then go into some sort of job in the science field such as occupational therapy. She would love to volunteer with Doctors Without Borders if she ends up in a job which allows her to do so.
  • Why she loves synchro : “I love synchro because of the amazing friendships I have formed and for the feeling right after a performance.”

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION RESULTS

Competition Year Location Event (result) Download
Synchro America Open 2017 Long Island, NY, USA Team Tech (2), Team Free (2), Figures (5) Results
Synchro America Open 2016 Riverside, CA Team (2), Duet (3), Figures (15) Results
Mediterranean COMEN Cup 2015 Ostia (Rome), ITA Team (4), Figures (51) Results

NATIONAL COMPETITION RESULTS

Competition Year Location Event (result) Download
Canadian Open Championships 2017 Toronto, ON Combo (2), Senior Team (1), Junior Team (1), Duet Tech (2), Figures (8) Results
Canadian Open Championships 2016 Calgary, AB Team (2), Figures (28) Results
Canadian Espoir Championships 2015 Saint John, NB Team (2), Duet (3), Solo (4), Figures (4) Results
Canadian Espoir Championships 2014 Kamploops, BC Figures (36) Results
Canadian Espoir Championships 2013 Ottawa, ON Team (22), Figures (95) Results
Canadian Espoir Championships 2012 Etobicoke, ON Duet (9), Solo (10), Figures (34) Results