Kate Shortman Synchro Swimmer

  • DOB

  • Coach

    Stefania Speroni / Paola Basso
  • Club

    City of Bristol Synchronised Swimming Club
  • Main event

  • Best result

    World Finalist
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 4
    • 3
    • 0
Kate Shortman - Cut Out 2018

Kate Shortman is a talented young British artistic swimmer who made her senior and junior European Championship debuts in 2016, and her first World Championship final in 2017. She is a multiple national Solo and Duet champion at both senior and junior level.

First stepping onto the podium with Bristol Central for Team Free gold in 2011, Shortman won her first clean sweep of Solo, Duet and Team titles at the 2012 ASA National Age Group Championships in Gloucester. She repeated the treble in 2014 and 2015 before lifting the Shacklock Trophy for the first time in 2016 after winning Solo and Duet gold as well as Free Team silver with City of Bristol.

Teaming up with Isabelle Thorpe, Shortman caught the eye at junior international level in 2015 and 2016, finishing eighth against some of the top European duets at the Mediterranean Cup in 2015, then improving to fifth in 2016.

Shortman also competed at her first European Championships in 2016, finishing eighth as the youngest member of the British team in both the Tech Team and Free Team events. The following year Shortman made her World Championship debut, finishing 16th alongside Thorpe in the Free Duet, as well as making the Free Solo final on the way to a 12th place finish.

At her second senior European Championships in 2018, Shortman finished ninth in the Free Solo and 11th with Thorpe in the Free Duet.

The 2019 season brought Shortman her first individual FINA World Series medal with a bronze medal in Barcelona, which was followed up with reaching the Solo Tech and Free finals at the 2019 World Championships in Gwanju, in addition to a 14th place finish in the both the Duet Tech and Free with Isabelle Thorpe. 

Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
Women's Duet (Tech & Free Combined) 2021 - Tokyo 169.8881 14th
Olympic Games Qualification Tournament
Event Year Time/Score Result
Women's Duet (Tech & Free Combined) 2021 - Barcelona 170.9562 7th
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
Solo Tech 2019 - Gwangju 83.9548 10th
Solo Free 2019 - Gwangju 84.7667 11th
Duet Tech 2019 - Gwangju 83.5904 14th
Duet Free 2019 - Gwangju 83.8000 14th
Free Solo 2017 - Budapest 82.3667 12th
Free Duet 2017 - Budapest 82.5667 16th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
Duet Free 2021 - Budapest 85.8000 7th
Duet Tech 2021 - Budapest 84.9244 7th
Solo Free 2021 - Budapest 86.0000 6th
Solo Free 2018 - Glasgow 84.7333 9th
Solo Tech 2018 - Glasgow 82.7030 9th
Duet Free 2018 - Glasgow 82.0000 11th
Duet Tech 2018 - Glasgow 80.2820 10th
Team Free 2018 - Glasgow 78.9333 9th
Team Tech 2018 - Glasgow 78.0072 9th
Team Combination 2018 - Glasgow 81.3667 7th
Tech Team 2016 - London 76.9850 8th
Free Team 2016 - London 79.0000 8th
National Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
Free Solo 2017 76.5667 Gold
Free Duet 2017 77.6000 Gold
Tech Team 2017 66.6823 Silver
Free Team 2017 71.6333 Silver
Free Combination 2017 70.5000 Silver
Free Solo 2016 74.3667 Gold
Free Duet 2016 75.1333 Gold