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Kate Shortman

Kate Shortman is a talented young British artistic swimmer who made her senior and junior European Championship debuts in 2016. She is a multiple national Solo and Duet champion at both senior and junior level.

Kate Shortman
  • Date of Birth: 19/11/2001
  • Born: Bristol
  • Team/Club: City of Bristol Synchronised Swimming Club
  • Coach: Stefania Speroni / Paola Basso

About Kate Shortman

After helping Bristol Central to Team Free gold in 2011, Shortman won her first clean sweep of Solo, Duet and Team titles at the 2012 ASA National Age Group Championships in Gloucester.

She repeated the treble in 2014 and 2015 before lifting the Shacklock Trophy for the first time in 2016 after winning Solo and Duet gold as well as Free Team silver with City of Bristol.

Teaming up with Isabelle Thorpe, Shortman caught the eye at junior international level in 2015 and 2016, finishing eighth against some of the top European duets at the Mediterranean Cup in 2015, then improving to fifth in 2016.

Shortman competed at her first European Championships in 2016, finishing eighth as the youngest member of the British team in both the Tech Team and Free Team events.

In 2017, Shortman made her World Championship debut, finishing 16th alongside Thorpe in the Free Duet, as well as making the Free Solo final on the way to a 12th place finish.

She competed at her second senior European Championships in 2018, finishing ninth in the Free Solo and 11th with Thorpe in the Free Duet.

The 2019 season brought Shortman her first individual FINA World Series medal while she and Thorpe were just one place off the podium in both the Duet Tech and Duet Free at the European Junior Championships.


1World Championships12thFree Solo2017
2European Championships8thTech Team / Free Team2016
1World Junior Championships9thFree Solo / Tech Solo / Free Combination2018
4European Junior Championships4thTech Duet / Free Duet2019


National ChampionshipsFree SoloGold2017, 2016
National ChampionshipsFree DuetGold2017, 2016
National ChampionshipsTech TeamSilver2017
National ChampionshipsFree TeamSilver2017
National ChampionshipsFree CombinationSilver2017
National Age Group ChampionshipsSoloGold2016, 2015, 2014, 2012,
National Age Group ChampionshipsDuetGold2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
National Age Group ChampionshipsTeamGold2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011