Welcome to Yvette Baker’s profile page.
Date Of Birth: 25th November 1991
Born: Sutton Coldfield
Team/Club: City of Birmingham
Coach: Biz Price / Lolli Montico
|World Championships||Team Tech||2011||87.600||10th|
|European Champions Cup||Team||2011||86.880||5th|
|World Junior Championships||Team||2008||16th|
|European Junior Championships||Team||2009||79.167||10th|
|ASA National Age Group Championships||Solo||2008||4th|
In the Pool
Aspirations: To compete at the 2016 Olympics and to medal at a major competition.
Finest ever performance: Competing at the London 2012 Olympics.
Who has been the greatest influence on you: Gemma Millward, who was a member of my club. Also my family and my club coach Allison.
When did you begin synchro: I began in the summer of 2001 and we went on holiday and I was teaching my brother how to do it.
Out of the Pool
Family members: My mom used to swim for masters, my dad likes to play golf, my brother's a marketing executive and his girlfriend plays football for a team who my brother helps train. My sister owns a care company and runs a dog training business and my brother is a station commander in the West Midlands fire service. Also my brother-in-law who trains the dogs with my sister had his dogs appear in the Dark Knight Rises!
Studies: I am thinking about starting an online course in either psychology or child psychology.
Ultimate relaxation: Watching a film or listening to music.
One thing you can’t live without: My family and friends.
Tip for the top: Believe in what you can achieve. If you don't, no one will. Always put 110% in.
Life after swimming: I would like to go and volunteer in another country and then something to do with children but I am not sure yet.
Sports: I like watching rugby and also athletics.
Films: The Blind Side, 7 pounds, and comedies
Food: Thortons toffee chocolates!
Hobbies: I don't really have any hobbies at the moment but after synchro I would possible like to take up cycling and do a sponsored bike ride.