Swimmer, SB9 100m breaststroke, SM9 100m individual medley, S9 50m freestyle, S9 100m freestyle
Date and Place of Birth >
25 January 1989, Bristol, UK
Height > 170cm
Weight > 65kg
Coached by >
Date Arrived at Team Bath >
Course of Study >
Coach Education and Sport Development Graduate
Length of Course >
University of Bath performance swimming squad
Kate came agonisingly close to the medals on her Paraympic Games debut in Beijing in 2008, making the final of the SB9 100m breaststroke and finishing fifth at the iconic Water Cube. She also swam in the SM9 200m individual medley, but missed out on a place in the final.
Kate has been swimming internationally for a decade and combined studying for a degree in Coach Education and Sports Development with training at the University’s 50m pool.
She graduated in 2010 and the same year she was voted University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year by members of the Students’ Union Sports Association. She collected the trophy at the annual Blues Awards ceremony. It was the second successive year that a Paralympic athlete had topped the poll, following Ben Rushgrove’s success in 2009.
Her other successes in the pool include winning silver with the GB 4x100m (34 point) medley relay team at the 2006 IPC World Championships in South Africa, as well as a silver in the SB9 100m breaststroke and a bronze in the SM9 100m individual medley at the 2009 IPC Short Course World Championships in Brazil.
Kate enjoys all sports in particular netball. Her sister, Millie, is a University of Bath student and Team Bath netballer.
Kate would like to follow a career in secondary school PE teaching.
Headline Result >
5th – SB9 100m breaststroke – Paralympic Games, Beijing – September 2008
British Swimming Athlete Profile >