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Olympic swimmer visit inspires pupils
27th May 2016

She is, perhaps, best known for her outstanding swimming ability, however, for one unforgettable afternoon, Caitlin McClatchey visited Loretto Junior School and put pupils through their paces in the Sports Hall. During her visit, Caitlin also shared some of the secrets of her success. Caitlin McClatchey is a British former swimmer. Representing Scotland, she won two gold medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, in the 200 metres freestyle and 400 metres freestyle.

Representing Great Britain, she won bronze medals in the 400 m freestyle at the 2005 World Championships and 2006 European Championships. She has also competed at three Olympic Games and reached the Olympic 200 m freestyle final in 2008 and 2012. She is a former British record holder in the 100 m, 200 m and 400 m Freestyle.

Jonathan Hewat, Director of Communications, said, “We are most grateful to Caitlin for visiting and she certainly inspired the boys and girls.”

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