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.
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.