Welcome to Anastasija Bates’ profile page.
Date of Birth: 19th June 1994
Team/Club: Bristol Central Swimming Club
Coach: Karen Thorpe / Biz Price / Lolli Montico
|World Junior Championships||Duet||2012||18th|
|European Junior Championships||Team||2011||10th|
|ASA National Age Group Championships||Duet||2010||SILVER|
In the Pool
Aspirations: I have always wanted to go to an Olympic Games, the 2012 Olympic Games in London that would be amazing to go to, especially as it is a home Games!
Training regime: While I have been in the squad, I train five days a week in Aldershot at the high performace centre. Both pool and land training and one day a week at Bisham Abbey which is more land training. Monday to Friday I train from 7-4 approximately. Some days we finish earlier and some days slightly later depending on our individual programes.
Who has been greatest influence on you: My coach back at club Karen and both of my parents who have been so supportive towards my synchro career.
When did you begin synchro: I joined Bristol Central Swimming Club when I was nine and began doing Synchro pretty much straight away!
Out of the Pool
Family members: I have two brothers who are also very sporty and competetive, the youngest Gregor who plays tennis and cricket and my older brother Stefan is a football referee!
Studies: I studied at Bristol Grammar School, close to home, where I did my AS levels in chemistry, biology, psychology and maths. I am planning on resuming my A level studies after the 2012 Olympics.
Ultimate relaxation: Have a bubble bath.
One thing you can’t live without: Greek yoghurt.
Last book read: The Highway Code.
Tip for the top: 'If you only do what you've always done, you'll only get what you've always given!' This is a quote that my speed coach said to us and i think it is great.
Life after swimming: I would like to go to university and study dentistry and have a big family!
Films: Gladiator and The Notebook.
Food: Greek Yoghurt and Steak (not together).