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Sarah Barrow

Sarah Barrow started her career under Andy Banks’ watch at Plymouth Diving Club, breaking into the junior GB set-up in 2003 then winning British Championship gold in 2005.

Sarah Barrow Profile

Date of Birth 22nd October 1988
Born Plymouth
Team/Club Plymouth Diving Club
Coach Andy Banks
After a debut Commonwealth appearance in 2006, she won her first Grand Prix medal in 2008, combining with Monique Gladding for 10m Synchro silver in Madrid then finished fourth – also with Gladding - at the European Championships.

Barrow started a 10m Synchro partnership with Tonia Couch in 2010, enjoying immediate success as they took Grand Prix bronze in Fort Lauderdale then finished fourth at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

After finishing fourth at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, Barrow and Couch broke through in 2012 with World Cup bronze at London Aquatics Centre then European gold in Eindhoven.

The 2013 season saw more success for Barrow as she won 10m Synchro silver at the European Championships and secured her best individual international results with fourth at both the Europeans and World Championships.

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Score Medal/Position
Olympic Games 10m Synchro 2012 321.72 5th
World Championships 10m Platform 2013 346.45 4th
  10m Synchro   309.72 5th
  10m Synchro 2011 314.52 4th
European Championships 10m Platform 2013 319.25 4th
  10m Synchro   306.24 SILVER
  10m Synchro 2012 319.56 GOLD
  10m Platform 2010 266.25 14th
  10m Synchro 2008 305.76 4th
  10m Synchro 2006 276.48 6th
Commonwealth Games 10m Platform 2014 315.80 9th
  10m Synchro   307.92 SILVER
  10m Synchro 2010 319.68 4th
  10m Synchro 2006 275.91 5th
FINA Diving World Cup 10m Platform 2014 307.30 11th
  10m Synchro   328.56 5th
  10m Synchro 2012 314.40 BRONZE
  10m Platform 2010 310.35 14th
  10m Synchro 2008 313.02 7th
European Champions Cup 10m Synchro 2006 280.90 5th
  10m Synchro 2005 269.22 4th
  10m Platform   242.91 7th
World Junior Championships 10m Platform (Group A) 2006 390.30 6th
European Junior Championships 10m Platform (Group A) 2006 364.30 6th

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Score Medal/Position
British Gas Diving Championships 10m Platform 2013 297.25 SILVER
  10m Synchro   327.66 GOLD
  10m Platform 2012 322.85 4th
  10m Synchro   327.18 GOLD
  10m Platform 2011 303.35 BRONZE
  10m Synchro   317.22 GOLD
  10m Platform 2010 325.95 GOLD
  10m Synchro   307.32 GOLD
  10m Platform 2009 341.20 GOLD
  10m Synchro 2008 314.10 GOLD
  10m Platform   314.35 4th
  10m Synchro 2007 281.40 3rd
  10m Platform   280.95 6th
  10m Platform 2006 300.70 GOLD
  10m Synchro   274.74 SILVER
  10m Platform 2005 294.36 GOLD
British Gas National Cup 10m Platform 2014 351.50 GOLD
  10m Platform 2012 294.05 6th
  10m Synchro   313.14 GOLD
  10m Platform 2010 323.45 SILVER

In the Pool

Favourite event: 10m synchro because I get to work with Tonia Couch and 10m individual because its very competitive

Finest ever performance: Winning bronze with Tonia Couch at the 2012 FINA World Cup

Role models: Mo Farah

My aspirations are: To win an Olympic Medal .

Out of the Pool

If I wasn’t a diver I would be: Working in a hospital

Tip for the top: Always enjoy yourself, the more you have fun the more you want to do well

Life after diving: Who knows!?

Would most like to meet: Rob Brydon and Sarah Millican – they make me laugh (comedians)

Most prized possession: My phone

Biggest influence on career: My coaches Andy (Banks) and Ady (Hinchliffe) and my parents


Sports: I follow all sports

Band/music: Varied music taste but not rock                                                          

Food: Mexican                                                          

Hobbies: Watching movies and shopping


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