County Antrim based swimmer, Kaitlyn McCaw, is relishing the opportunity to represent Northern Ireland in her first Commonwealth Games.
Motivated by the young female, Wilsons Auctions is delighted to support Kaitlyn in the final run up to the Games this July. The 2022 Commonwealth Games takes place in Birmingham, England starting with the opening ceremony on 28th July and closing on 8th August.
Training with Larne Swimming Club and Swim Ulster, Kaitlyn has been dedicated to the sport for quite some time with an Irish title and 3 Ulster titles, despite being only 25 years old. Competing at the Irish National Championships in April this year, Kaitlyn earned her 1st international cap in qualifying for the Games and will contest in the women’s 100m Butterfly, 50m Butterfly and is part of the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay squad.
Kaitlyn explained, “The focus is on the Commonwealth Games so we have been in hard training and racing untampered. I am looking forward to seeing what results the team can produce when we are rested – my teammates are all very talented, for example, Danielle Hill is based with Larne Swim Club who competed at Tokyo Olympic Games last year."
“Personally, I am hoping to new PBs (personal bests) this summer. I am very grateful and excited for the opportunity to represent Northern Ireland.”
Currently studying for her master’s in law, the Queen’s University student also was accepted into Ivy League for her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College. The highly competitive Ivy League represents the high standard of athletic performances, academic results, social prestige, and promising career futures.
Majorca is where Larne Swimming Club head out for their final preparations allowing the athletes to access a long course training pool (competition style), competition blocks and gym facilities as well as increased access to the dedicated swimming coach.
“It’s very exciting and it’s great to have the support of Larne Swimming Club and Swim Ulster. I would like to say a huge thank you to Wilsons Auctions who have so generously supported me in my final preparations for the Games. No doubt, this will play a huge part in the results and what happens next with my swimming opportunities.” Kaitlyn concluded.
Wilsons Auctions’ Marketing Manager, Tori Dixon commented, “Kaitlyn is an extremely motivated young woman with ambitious goals. I wish her every success in Birmingham and look forward to watching her (butter)fly!”