Kathleen Dawson Swimmer

  • DOB

    3 Oct 1997
  • Coach

    Ben Higson
  • Club

    University of Stirling
  • Main event

    100m Backstroke
  • Best result

    World Championship Finalist
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 1
    • 2
    • 1
Kathleen Dawson - Torso

Kathleen Dawson reaffirmed her position in the senior ranks of British Swimming in 2017 as she securedĀ a debut call-up to the FINA World Championship team after a successful British Championships that saw her make two trips to the podium in Sheffield.

Dawson (Scotland) made two world finals as a World Championship rookie, she finished seventh as part of the Women's 4x100m Medley quartet and also ranked eighth in the Women's 100m Backstroke. She also secured a top 20 finish in the Women's 50m Backstroke.

British Championship silver in the Women's 50m and 100m Backstroke confirmed her position in the top flight of British swimmers, confirming her place on the Budapest-bound team.

Towards the end of 2016, Kathleen joined the University of Stirling swimming programme under the guidance of coach Ben Higson.

Dawson broke into the senior ranks of British Swimming when she made the European Championships team in 2016 and secured Great Britain a bronze medal in front of a home crowd in London after touching third in the Women's 50m Backstroke.

In 2014 she was selected to represent Scotland at a home Commonwealth Games where she competed in two finals, finishing fourth in the Women's 50m Backstroke and fifth as one-quarter of the Scottish 4x100m Medley relay team.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
50m Backstroke 2017 28.11
100m Backstroke 2016 59.68
200m Backstroke 2016 2:09.62
4x100m Medley Relay 2017 3:59.91
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
50m Backstroke 2016 26.42
100m Backstroke 2016 56.73
200m Backstroke 2016 2:04.09
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Backstroke 2017 - Budapest 28.42 19th
100m Backstroke 2017 - Budapest 59.90 8th
4x100m Medley Relay 2017 - Budapest 3:59.91 7th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Backstroke 2016 - London 59.68 Bronze
200m Backstroke 2016 - London 2:11.81 10th
4x100m Medley Relay 2016 - London 3:58.57 Gold
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Backstroke 2014 - Glasgow 28.47 5th
100m Backstroke 2014 - Glasgow 1:01.17 10th
4x100m Medley Relay 2014 - Glasgow 4:05.59 4th
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Backstroke 2017 - Sheffield 28.19 Silver
100m Backstroke 2017 - Sheffield 1:01.12 Silver
200m Backstroke 2017 - Sheffield 2:10.89 4th
100m Backstroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:01.12 5th