Kathleen Dawson

Place Of Birth: Kirkcaldy
Current Coach: Steven Tigg

KATHLEEN DAWSON came of age at the 2013 European Junior Championships where she enjoyed Silver medal success. Since then she has represented her home country at the Commonwealth Games, an extra special occasion with it being in Scotland in 2014. She swam to the final in Glasgow and finished fifth. In Gold Coast in 2018, Kathleen made it to the final of the 50m Backstroke and 100m Backstroke, claiming sixth place in both. She was also part of the 4x100m Medley Relay Team that broke the Scottish Record en route to finishing fifth in the final of that event in Australia.

At the European Championships Dawson picked up a Bronze medal as part of the 4x100m Medley Relay team, again in Glasgow.

Kathleen has been making an impact on the world stage since a seventh and an eighth place finish at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, in the 100m Backstroke and 4x100m Medley Relay respectively. This followed a Bronze and a Gold in the European Championships the previous year in the 100m Backstroke and 4x100m Medley Relay events.

Kathleen holds the Scottish record for 50m, 100m and 200m Backstroke.

#ILearnedtoSwim with Kathleen Dawson

"I learned to swim at the Great Sankey Swimming Baths in Warrington and my first club was Warriors of Warrington Swimming Club. I joined when I mnoved on from council lessons which went on in the same pool. My earliest memory believe it or not is not being able to read the clock!"


FINA World Championships
2017100m Backstroke8th
20174x100m Medley Relay7th
European Championships
201850m Backstroke28.1112th
2018100m Backstroke1:00.5713th
20184x100m Medley Relay3:56.91Bronze
Commonwealth Games
201850m Backstroke28.376th
2018100m Backstroke1:00.746th
201450m Backstroke5th
2014100m Backstroke 10th
20144x100m Medley Relay 4th
European Championships
2016100m BackstrokeBronze
20164x100m Medley RelayGold
Scottish Gas National Open Swimming Championships
201450m Backstroke Gold
Scottish Gas National Open Swimming Championships
2014100m Backstroke Gold
European Junior Championships (Poland)
201350m Backstroke Silver
European Junior Championships (Poland)
2013100m Backstroke Silver