Kate competed for Great Britain and England mainly as a breaststroke swimmer and was the youngest swimmer to represent England in the Commonwealth Games when she qualified for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. She won a bronze medal in the 4×100 m medley relay at the Commonwealths and retired from her sport following the 2012 Olympics.

Kate also took part for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, winning a silver medal in the 4×100 m medley relay. She competed at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, finishing in 4th place in the British 4×100 m medley relay team, and getting to the the semi-finals in the 100 m breaststroke. However, Kate had to sit out the 2009 Swimming World Championships in Rome, as she had sustained a hip injury.

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Kate capped an amazing comeback year by winning two Bronze and a Silver medal, in the 50 and 100m Breaststroke and 4x100 Medley Relay.

After reloacting to Melbourne in 2011, to train under the guidance of an Austrlain coach, in March 2012, Kate achieved her long-term goal of qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic games, she competed at the London Games on the 29th August 2012 in the 100m Breaststroke.

Kate has recently set up her own personal training business called Straightline Fitness, in which she counsels people and businesses on how they can achieve their fitness goals.

Giving Back

Kate is an athlete mentor with Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, working on the Trust's flagship programme, Get on Track

Competitive record

Silver 2008 Manchester 50 m breaststroke
Bronze 2008 Manchester 4×100 m medley
European Championships – Long Course
Gold 2010 Budapest 4×100 m medley
Gold 2008 Eindhoven 4×100 m medley
Silver 2010 Budapest 50 m breast
Silver 2006 Budapest 50 m breast
European Championships – Short Course
Silver 2006 Helsinki 50 m breast
Bronze 2004 Vienna 50 m breast
Bronze 2006 Helsinki 4×50 m breast
Competitor for England
Commonwealth Games
Silver 2006 Melbourne 4×100 m medley
Silver 2010 Delhi 4×100 m medley
Bronze 2002 Manchester 4×100 m medley
Bronze 2010 Delhi 50 m breast
Bronze 2010 Delhi 100 m breast