• Tamsin Cook (R) qualifies for Olympic Swim Team (AAP)Source: AAP
Tamsin Cook is the youngest member of the Dolphins team heading to Rio. She's not going for the souvenirs.
21 Apr 2016 - 2:56 PM  UPDATED 21 Apr 2016 - 2:56 PM

17-year-old West Australian Tamsin Cook won't debut at the Olympic Games to just make up numbers.

The youngest member of the swimming team headed to Rio doesn't want to set any limits on what she can achieve.

"I'm not going there to get the t-shirt. I really want to contribute to the team and I'll have my own personal goals that I want to achieve while I'm over there," Cook said.

"I'll definitely go in wanting to pick up places, move myself forward really.

"I know that this is the start of my career and I want to get as much out of this experience as I can to put myself in a good position to make the team in the years to come."

Cook qualified by finishing second in the 400m freestyle to Jess Ashwood. Her time of 4:06.38 was just 0.21 seconds off her personal best. She finished second again behind Ashwood in the 800m freestyle but missed qualifying by agonising 0.05 seconds.