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.