UWA Sport will cover the topic of “being a student
University of Western Australia Sports Science Webinar
UWA Sport will cover the topic of “being a student athlete at UWA”. Important items covered will include the experience through a student’s eyes as well as overarching student athlete support, services and scholarships that exist to make UWA a destination of choice for student athletes, officials and coaches.
In 2016, at just 17 years of age, Cook was the youngest swimmer selected onto the Australian Olympic Team for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. She stormed to prominence when she handled the pressure to anchor the 4 x 200m freestyle relay to a memorable silver medal along with Emma McKeon, Bronte Barrett and Leah Neale.
In the 400m freestyle she produced a personal best time of 4:04.36 to finish sixth in the Olympic final. Cook retired from swimming in 2018 and is currently studying Communications and Media with pathway to post graduate Law Studies at the University of Western Australia. She now works as the Graduate Officer for Student Athlete Support at UWA Sport