Kathleen Dawson reaffirmed her position in the senior ranks of British Swimming in 2017 as she secured a debut call-up to the FINA World Championship and Gold Coast 2018 was Dawson's second Commonwealth Games, she finished sixth in both the 50m and 100m Backstroke. She was also part of the 4x100m Medley that finished fifth on the final night of floodlit racing.
Kathleen 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.
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 and now trains under the guidance of coach Steven Tigg.
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 100m 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.
|4x100m Medley Relay||2017||3:59.91|
|50m Backstroke||2017 - Budapest||28.42||19th|
|100m Backstroke||2017 - Budapest||59.90||8th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||2017 - Budapest||3:59.91||7th|
|100m Backstroke||2016 - London||59.68||Bronze|
|200m Backstroke||2016 - London||2:11.81||10th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||2016 - London||3:58.57||Gold|
|50m Backstroke||2018 - Gold Coast||28.37||6th|
|100m Backstroke||2018 - Gold Coast||1:00.74||6th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||2018 - Gold Coast||4:05.17||5th|
|50m Backstroke||2014 - Glasgow||28.47||5th|
|100m Backstroke||2014 - Glasgow||1:01.17||10th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||2014 - Glasgow||4:05.59||4th|
|50m Backstroke||2018 - Edinburgh||28.28||Silver|
|100m Backstroke||2018 - Edinburgh||1:00.84||Silver|
|50m Butterfly||2018 - Edinburgh||28.99||45th|
|100m Butterfly||2018 - Edinburgh||1:07.85||43rd|
|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|