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Porstmouth

Personal training, fitness training and swim training. Adults and children from beginners to advanced. Aiming to get people active and leading healthy lifestyles.

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About

Katy began competing for Great Britain at age 13. Throughout her career she has experienced a range of highs and lows including a 6-month stint away from the water after suffering a career threatening injury in 2001. Making at a comeback at the 2002 Commonwealth games she went on to win gold at the 2003 World Championships in Barcelona. She has also made it into the history books as the first British woman to win a World Championship Gold Medal.

 
 

 Career Highlights

Youth Olympics, Bath 1995 Bronze 200m backstroke

European Juniors, Glasgow 1997 Silver 100m backstroke

European Juniors, Antwerp 1998

World Championships, Perth 1998

Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur 1998 Gold 200m backstroke

World Championships, Hong Kong 1999

European LC, Istanbul 1999 Bronze 4x100m Medley Relay

Olympic Games, Sydney 2000

European SC, Valencia Silver 100m backstroke

World Championships Fukuoka 2001

Commonwealth Games, Manchester 2002 Bronze 200m backstroke

World Championships, Barcelona 2003:

  • Gold 200m backstroke
  •    Silver 100m backstroke

Olympic Games, Athens 2004

World Championships, Montreal 2005


 

Following Katy's success at becoming Britain's first female World Champion swimmer, she was awarded an MBE in the Queens New Year Honours list 2003.

 

As well as training others Katy still tries to swim herself, competing in Masters events across the country. She currently holds British and European records at this level.

 

Katy is a sports ambassador for Island Feather. 

 

As well as her own Academy, Katy also inspires the next generation of swimmers across the country with Mark Foster at the Mark Foster Swimming Academy.

 

Katy is also a patron for “Off the Record”, a Portsmouth based charity helping young people battle mental health.