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Olivia Federici

Welcome to Olivia Federici’s profile page.

Personal Data

Date Of Birth: 13th February 1990

Born: Plymouth

Height: 1.68m

Weight: 53kg

Team/Club: Rushmoor Synchronised Swimming Club

Coach: Biz Price

Olivia and Jenna Randall were first paired for the 2006 Commonwealth Games where they eventually finished fourth. In 2008 Federici (nee Allison) and Randall became the first British Synchro swimmers to compete at an Olympic Games since Natasha Haynes, Kerry Shacklock and Laila Vakil at Barcelona 1992. They placed 14th.

At the 2009 World Championships they placed tenth and at the 2010 European Championships, they placed fifth.

Federici and Randall secured their best international finish to date at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, capturing silver medals.

International Competitions

Competition Event  Year Score Medal/Position
Olympic Games Duet 2012 177.270 9th
  Team   175.440 6th
  Duet 2008 88.584 14th 
World Championships Duet Tech 2013 87.800 8th
  Duet Free   87.180 9th
  Duet Tech 2011 87.300 10th
  Duet Free   88.460 8th
  Team Tech   87.600 10th
  Team Free   87.280 9th
  Team Combination   87.760 7th
  Duet Tech 2009 89.166 11th 
  Duet Free   90.667 10th 
  Team Tech   84.666 15th
  Team Free   89.667 10th
  Team Combination   89.334 7th
  Duet Tech 2007 84.833 20th
  Duet Free   86.167 20th
European Championships Duet 2012 86.930 7th
  Team   86.590 5th
  Duet 2010 90.300 5th
  Team   87.100 6th
  Duet 2008 87.300 9th
  Duet 2006 81.400 13th
Commonwealth Games Duet 2010 89.334 SILVER
  Duet 2006 81.418 4th
European Champions Cup Duet 2013 173.540 6th
  Duet 2011 89.570 5th
  Team   86.880 5th
  Team Combination   88.000 BRONZE
  Duet 2009 90.667 6th
  Team   87.833 6th
  Team Combination   88.667 5th
  Duet 2007 85.700 15th
European Junior Championships Duet 2006 82.300 10th
  Team   82.800 10th

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Medal/Position
British Championships Team 2007 GOLD
  Solo 2007 SILVER
  Team 2006 GOLD
  Figure 2005 8th
  Team 2005 GOLD
  Team 2004 GOLD
  Figure 2004 SILVER
  Solo 2004 SILVER

In the Pool

Finest ever performance: I will never forget competing at my first Olympics especially as we had really good swims. London 2012 was completely incredible with the immense crowd behind us. This was really inspiring and really boosted me. Winning a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 was very special too.

Who has been greatest influence on you: My coaches Biz Price and Lolli Montico. Although my husband and family have also always been supporting me behind the scenes.

When did you begin synchro: I learnt to swim when I was two and got into synchro after my sister joined Portsmouth Victoria Club. I was always at the pool when my sister was training and could not wait to do it myself. I finally started synchro when I was eight.

Out of the Pool

Family members: My mum still swims every morning to keep fit and stay healthy and my dad used to play rugby and row. My older sister also used to do synchro at club level. I also have nine brothers and sisters in law who could make a synchro team themselves!

Studies: I am currently doing an evening A level course in Business Studies. I think it is really good to do something different after spending so much time focused on one thing. I hope to have my own family business one day.

Ultimate relaxation: Spending time with family and friends and watching movies.

One thing you can’t live without: My husband Bobby

Tip for the top: Give 100% into every moment you can. Get the most out of every session and try and do that little bit extra than your competitors. Keep positive when it is tough so you can see the opportunity in every difficulty.

Life after swimming: There are so many things I want to try. I would absolutely love to do Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas or perhaps try air hostessing. I definitely want to travel. I am very interested in working with young people also and encouraging them to follow their dreams. Ultimately I want to share a family business with my husband and have lots of children, have chickens, a goat and grow my own vegetables!


Sports: My favourite sport other than synchro is playing a game of rounders.

Films: My new favourite has to be Perks of Being a Wallflower but I also love Amelie and Disturbia.

Food: I love toffee, ice cream and my Italian father in law's authentic pizza. I also love mangoes and bananas.

Hobbies: I recently inherited an accordion and am really enjoying learning how to play it. I also own a motorbike and want to ride across South America.


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