Welcome to Olivia Federici’s profile page.
Date Of Birth: 13th February 1990
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.
|World Championships||Duet Tech||2011||87.300||10th|
|European Champions Cup||Duet||2011||89.570||5th|
|European Junior Championships||Duet||2006||82.300||10th|
In the Pool
Aspirations: To get a medal for GB in the World Championships and Olympics. I have been to two Olympics which was great experience for me and as a team we continue to move up the rankings and improve.
We have a lot of competitions coming up including our World Championships this summer which is our main focus. But after that I'll have have my fingers crossed for Rio 2016.
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.