Great Scot - Caitlin McClatchey – LEN

MEET YOUR BRITISH TEAM FOR EUROSWIM 2019

A strong British team will contest the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow, featuring four recently-crowned world champions. Here’s our one-stop-shop for getting to know your home heroes that will descend on Tollcross and compete for medals with Europe’s best. Freya Anderson: a Scouse sensation whose inexorable rise shows no signs of slowing. IG – […]
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EuroSwim 2019 in numbers

What a week it was at EuroSwim in Glasgow, with Tollcross crowds given endless thrills, British success and a host of great memories to cherish.  Russia topped the medal table and Great Britain took home their best haul of medals since 2003, continuing the team’s storied relationship with the Glasgow pool. And British teenage sensation Freya Anderson […]
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Kolesnikov reels off double gold as Russia rule on final night at EuroSwim

Kliment Kolesnikov underlined his status as one of swimming’s brightest young stars with two golds inside an hour as Russia dominated the final night of the LEN European Short Course Championships. The 19-year-old broke the 200m long-course backstroke world record in Glasgow last year but didn’t get a fairytale return, crashing out in the 200m […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Hopkin sets up tilt at top step as EuroSwim builds to climax

Europe’s elite scrabbled for lanes in Sunday morning’s heats ahead of a grandstand final night, promising ten back-to-back finals and non-stop drama. With Freya Anderson going for gold once again and Duncan Scott set to race in three finals, it’s set to be a memorable evening with limited tickets still available for the session. Here […]
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Anderson stuns to claim second gold on a magical night at EuroSwim

Freya Anderson did it again. Great Britain’s teenage sensation sent a loud Tollcross crowd wild for a second night running, soaring to 200m freestyle success and thumping her own national record. Then back to anchor her nation to silver in the mixed 4x50m freestyle, taking the medal tally to nine, Anderson is emerging as the […]
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Three Things from Tollcross: Champions back in the pool on sprint Saturday

Day Three heroes rode the wave of their success on Saturday morning as a bumper weekend at EuroSwim gathers pace. Gold medallists from Friday night Freya Anderson, Vladimir Morozov and Katinka Hosszu all dived back into competition and underlined their multiple medal credentials. Here are three things you might have missed from the morning session. […]
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Anderson outshines big names to claim gold on thrilling Friday at EuroSwim

A star is born in Great Britain’s Freya Anderson, who held off a world-class field to win 100m freestyle gold at the LEN European Short Course Championships. Anderson, 18, sealed a maiden international title with aplomb in front of a boisterous home crowd at Tollcross, a superb final two lengths underpinning a personal best 51.49. […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Britain set up frantic Friday night at EuroSwim

Friday at EuroSwim is already coming to the boil after morning heats bubbled away and teed up more medal chances for Britain in the Tollcross pool. After sealing medals on Thursday night, Duncan Scott, Vladimir Morozov and Kira Toussaint returned to the water and showed their class once again. Here are three quick takeaways from […]
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Litchfield bags Britain gold as world record falls at EuroSwim

It’s all on track to Tokyo for Max Litchfield after dominant 400m individual medley gold at the LEN European Short Course Championships. The Yorkshireman, who arrived in Glasgow with an entry time four seconds quicker than any other, delivered Britain’s first EuroSwim gold medal to the delight of a bumper Tollcross crowd. Litchfield’s family, also […]
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Huge volunteer effort forms backbone of smooth running of EuroSwim

More than 225 volunteers have teamed up with Glasgow Life to deliver the LEN European Short Course Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre this week, with applicants from as far away as Hungary and the United Arab Emirates. From directing spectators to their seats, providing information and support to the swimmers and the media, organizing […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Scott’s away on Day Two at EuroSwim

A pulsating first night gave way to a fascinating second morning with the LEN European Short Course Championships well underway. It was Italy atop the medal table after Day One, but eight further champions will be crowned at Tollcross tonight and Britain will be well in the hunt. Here are three things we learned from […]
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Great Scot – Caitlin McClatchey

Swimming runs in the family for Scotland’s Caitlin McClatchey, who joined her parents John and Louise, as well as her uncle Alan in representing her country.

McClatchey was born in Portsmouth and raised in Northamptonshire but representing Scotland and following in her family’s footsteps was always part of the plan.

Double gold in Melbourne at the 2006 Commonwealth Games as part of Team Scotland was one of the standout moments of her career.

McClatchey beat home favourite Libby Lenton in the 200m freestyle before returning to the pool and clinching gold in the 400m freestyle.

But that was not McClatchey’s first foray onto the international scene.

At the age of 18, she competed in her first Olympic Games in Athens as part of the 4x200m freestyle relay where Great Britain finished fifth.

Medal success came one year later when she claimed bronze in the 400m freestyle at the World Championships.

Coming home with two gold medals from her Australian experience, later that year McClatchey secured bronze in the 400m freestyle at the European Championships.

Another haul of medals was won in 2008 when McClatchey showed her short-course prowess clinching bronze in the 200m freestyle, silver in the 4x200m freestyle relay and bronze in the 4x100m freestyle relay on the world stage in Manchester.

Despite never winning a medal on the Olympic stage, McClatchey went to three Games including her last in front of the raucous home crowd in London.

The 34-year-old retired from competitive swimming in 2015 but has continued to make her mark within the sport as part of the British Athletes Commission and Scottish Commonwealth Games Youth Trust.

McClatchey joined the Scottish Swimming Board of Directors in 2018 and a few weeks later, her place in history was cemented as she was inducted into the Scottish Swimming Hall of Fame.

One of Scotland’s greatest swimmers, who made an impact both in and out of the pool; McClatchey is ensuring the future of Scottish swimming remains bright.