Katie Shanahan Swimmer

  • DOB

    25 Jun 2004
  • Coach

    Steven Tigg
  • Club

    University of Stirling
  • Main event

  • Best result

    European Medallist
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 3
    • 2
    • 4

Katie Shanahan has made regular appearances on senior international teams since winning the individual medley double at the European Junior Championships in 2021 - recently culminating in selection for Great Britain at her maiden World Aquatics Championships this summer.

The University of Stirling athlete sealed her place on the team in Fukuoka by going under the qualification time for the 200m Individual Medley at the 2023 British Swimming Championships – a competition where she took gold in the event, alongside a further gold and silver in the 200m Backstroke and 400m Individual Medley respectively.

Shanahan’s breakthrough senior international year with Great Britain came in 2022 at Rome’s European Championships, where she took a sensational silver medal in the 200m Backstroke final. This was preceded by an equally impressive time at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with Team Scotland, which saw the Steven Tigg-coached athlete take bronze medals in both the 400m Individual Medley and 200m Backstroke.

The 2021 European Junior Swimming Championships were Shanahan’s first taste of international podium-topping success. Following a bronze medal at the 2019 edition of the championships, two golds, three silvers and  one bronze in Rome two years later saw her steal the show at the Foro Italico and serve as an indicator for future success.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
200m Backstroke 2023 2:07.45
200m Individual Medley 2023 2:09.40
400m Individual Medley 2023 4:36.74
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Backstroke 2023 - Fukuoka 2:07.45 4th
400m Individual Medley 2023 - Fukuoka 4:41.29 7th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Backstroke 2022 - Rome 2:09.26 Silver
200m Individual Medley 2022 - Rome 2:12.29 4th
400m Individual Medley 2022 - Rome 4:49.38 7th
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Backstroke 2022 - Birmingham 1:02.09 8th
200m Backstroke 2022 - Birmingham 2:09.22 Bronze
200m Individual Medley 2022 - Birmingham 2:15.12 9th
400m Individual Medley 2022 - Birmingham 4:39.37 Bronze
Women's 4x100m Medley Relay 2022 - Birmingham 4:04.83 5th
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Individual Medley 2023 - Sheffield 2:09.40 Gold
400m Individual Medley 2023 - Sheffield 4:36.74 Silver
200m Backstroke 2023 - Sheffield 2:07.81 Gold
100m Backstroke 2022 - Sheffield 1:02.49 10th
200m Backstroke 2022 - Sheffield 2:11.25 Gold
200m Individual Medley 2022 - Sheffield 2:13.63 Bronze
400m Individual Medley 2022 - Sheffield 4:39.37 Bronze