Olivia is a member of the UK Sport Lottery Funded World Class squad based in Loughborough and coached by Adam Elliott. In 2018 she represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games and secured a bronze medal at the ETU European U23 Championships.
Olivia was added to the World Class performance squad for the 2018 season having achieved some impressive junior results in 2017, including sixth at the ITU World Championships in Rotterdam. In 2018 she stepped up to U23 level, and the longer, Olympic distance racing seems to suit her.
She won individual and Mixed Relay medals at European U23 level to finish a successful 2018 season in which she was part of the Wales Mixed Relay Team that finished 6th at the Commonwealth Games in April.
Olivia is originally from near Newark in Nottinghamshire. She qualifies for the Welsh team becasue her dad is Welsh. She did her A levels in June 2017 at the Girls Grammar School in Grantham. She started at Loughborough University in October 2017 and is studying Industrial Design.
She got involved with Newark Athletics Club having grown up watching her mum run, and she is still a member now. Her parents took her to a learn to swim group before joining Newark Swimming Club.
Her first triathlon was completed on a mountain bike in Nottingham and she then joined 4Life Tri Club. She credits a 4Life training camp in the Alps with having established her cycling skills. She joined the East Midlands Academy at the age of 12, and was invited to be part of the England Talent Squad in 2012.