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Caitlin McClatchey

Date Of Birth: 28 November 2018
Place Of Birth: Portsmouth, England

Discipline: Swimming (Freestyle)

Inducted to Hall of Fame: 2018

CAITLIN MCCLATCHEY became Scotland's golden girl in the pool at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, winning Team Scotland's first gold medal of the Games, the 200m freestyle. In doing so she beat the home favourite, Libby Lenton, an Olympic Champion. McClatchey made further headlines winning a second gold medal with the 400m freestyle. McClatchey also competed at three consecutive Olympic Games between 2004 and 2012 and won nine medals representing Great Britain at World, University and European Championships. McClatchey retired from competitive swimming in 2015 and uses her experience as an elite athlete in her work with the British Athletes Commission and the Scottish Commonwealth Games Youth Trust.

Though born in Portsmouth and eligible to compete for England, McClatchey chose to follow in the footsteps of her parents, John and Louise, who swam for the Scottish teams at the 1970 and 1974 Commonwealth Games respectively. Her uncle Alan McClatchey was an Olympic bronze medallist in 1976.

In 2018, weeks prior to her induction to the Scottish Swimming Hall of Fame, McClatchey joined the Scottish Swimming Board of Directors.

Achievements

World Championships, Rome
2009Women's 4x200m Freestyle RelayBronze
World Championships, Montreal
2005Women's 400m FreestyleBronze
Commonwealth Games, Melbourne
2006Women's 200m FreestyleGold
2006Women's 400m FreestyleGold
European Championships, Eindhoven
2008Women's 4x200m Freestyle RelaySilver
World Championships (Short Course), Manchester
2008Women's 4x200m Freestyle RelaySilver
2008Women's 200m FreestyleBronze
2008Women's 4x100m Freestyle RelayBronze
European Championships, Budapest
2006Women's 400m FreestyleBronze