- McCabe swam into the world’s elite with a bronze-medal performance at the 2011 World Championships, followed by a fifth-place finish at her first Olympics in London in 2012.
- At the 2016 Olympic & Para-swimming Trials in Toronto, veteran McCabe finished second in her signature 200-m breaststroke to earn her way to her second Olympic Games. McCabe was named co-captain of the Olympic team alongside Ryan Cochrane.
- At the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, McCabe focused on her 200-m breaststroke, which put her on the podium in the silver medal position.
- Female Swimmer of the Year award at the 2011 and 2012 Big Splash Awards.
- At her second Olympic appearance, McCabe swam to a 23rd place finish in the 200-m breaststroke.
- At the 2016 Santa Clara stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series, McCabe brought home a gold medal in the 200-m breaststroke.
- At the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, McCabe earned herself a 21stplace finish in the 200-m breaststroke.
- In 2014 she finished sixth in the 200-m breaststroke at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, then turned in a pair of eighth-place finishes in the 100 and 200 at Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia.
- In 2013 her highlight was an eighth-place finish in the women’s 200-m breaststroke at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona.
- In 2011 and 2012, McCabe won Swimming Canada’s Female Swimmer of the Year.
- At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, McCabe just missed the podium in the 200-m breaststroke.
- She was a finalist at the 2010 Pan Pacific Championships and FINA World Swimming Championships (25m).
- At the 2009 World Championships Trials, McCabe earned a spot on her first senior international team by placing second in the 200-m breaststroke.
- Before competitive swimming, McCabe competed in synchronized swimming for three years.
- She loves the sport because of the lifestyle it allows her to have; she enjoys travelling, meeting new people, and challenging herself constantly.
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