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Meet The Team - Caitlin McClatchey

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Three-time Olympian Caitlin McClatchey






5ft 7in

Training base

Loughborough University


Ian Armiger

Olympic History

2008: Sixth in 200m Free, seventh in 4x100m Free
2004: Fifth in 4x200m Free

In Action

4 x 100m Freestyle Relay on 28 July
200m Freestyle on 30 & 31 July
4 x 200m Freestyle Relay on 1 August

Did you know?

  • Caitlin comes from a strong swimming heritage - her parents John and Louise swam for Scotland at the 1970 and 1974 Commonwealths while uncle Alan won 4x200m Freestyle Relay bronze for GB at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.
  • Her boyfriend Liam Tancock also trains at the British Gas ITC Loughborough while she graduated with a politics degree from Loughborough University in 2011.
  • Away from the pool, she loves her indie, rock and drum and bass and has a huge library of music on her laptop.

Caitlin's Career

Caitlin made her Olympic bow as a 19-year old, helping the British 4x200m Freestyle Relay quartet to fifth place at Athens 2004. A year later, she was a World Championship medallist, scoring 400m Freestyle bronze in Montreal, 29 years after her uncle Alan McClatchey won Olympic 4x200m Freestyle Relay bronze in the same city. Caitlin's stock continued to rise in 2006 as she swept to double Commonwealth gold in Melbourne as well as 400m Freestyle bronze at the European Championships in Budapest. She finished sixth in the 200m Freestyle at her second Olympics in Beijing in 2008 before winning her second World Championship medal with 4x200m Freestyle Relay bronze in 2009. After two relatively quiet seasons, Caitlin bounced back to form at the 2012 British Champs, setting her fastest time since 2009 to clinch silver in the 200m Freestyle and securing her place at her third Olympic Games.

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