Caitlin McClatchey made her Olympic bow as a 19-year old, helping the British 4x200m Freestyle Relay quartet to fifth place at Athens 2004.
Caitlin McClatchey Profile
|Date of Birth||28th November 1985|
|Team/Club||University of Edinburgh|
McClatchey's stock continued to rise in 2006 as she swept to double Commonwealth gold for Scotland 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 where she again reached the 200m Freestyle, finishing seventh.
|Long Course 100m Freestyle||54.31||2008||NR|
|Long Course 200m Freestyle||1:56.62||2009||NR|
|Long Course 400m Freestyle||4:07.02||2005||NR|
|Long Course 800m Freestyle||8:33.40||2007||NR|
|Short Course 100m Freestyle||53.90||2008|
|Short Course 200m Freestyle||1:55.15||2008||NR|
|Short Course 400m Freestyle||4:05.54||2006|
|Olympic Games||200m Freestyle||2012||1:57.60||7th|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:37.02||5th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:52.37||5th|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:38.18||7th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||2004||7:59.11||5th|
|World Championships||4x100m Freestyle Relay||2011||3:39.74||9th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:53.51||6th|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:36.99||7th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:45.51||BRONZE|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:59.04||4th|
|Commonwealth Games||100m Freestyle||2010||56.36||12th|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:49.79||5th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||4:11.53||5th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||8:06.85||5th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||4:12.00||6th|
|European Championships||4x200m Freestyle Relay||2008||7:52.36||SILVER|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:41.44||5th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:57.86||4th|
|World Short Course Championships||200m Freestyle||2008||1:55.15||BRONZE|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:22.88||BRONZE|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:38.96||SILVER|
|British Championships||200m Freestyle||2014||1:59.02||4th|
|ASA Championships||100m Freestyle||2011||55.81||BRONZE|
In The Pool
Greatest achievement to date: Commonwealth Games 2006, 200m Freestyle. I simply did not expect it. It was also the first race of the meet and to get off to a winning start hopefully encouraged the rest of the Scottish team.
Who has been greatest influence on you: I am really supported by my family. Knowing that they swam also really kept me going.
Out Of The Pool
One thing you can’t live without: My house. I bought it with the help of my parents. I’ve had it for just under a year now.
Tip for the top: Enjoy what you do and have fun.
Life after swimming? With my interest in politics I would like to go in that direction. I fancy the Minister of Sport role at some point.
Band/Music: Like the Kooks, but lots of things rock, indie, bit of pop.