National Teams

Senior National Team

Martha McCabe

  • Age 33
  • Club High Performance Centre- Vancouver
  • Coach Jozsef Nagy
  • Hometown Toronto, ON
  • Residence Vancouver, BC
  • Event 200 BR

Martha’s Bio

  • 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.
Quick Facts
  • Twitter: @MarthMcC
  • Instagram: @marthmcc
  • Favourite Movie: Dumb & Dumber
  • Favourite Band: Ryan Atkison
  • Pre-race Meal: Healthy Food
  • Favourite Place to visit: Europe
  • Guilty Pleasure: German Beer

Martha’s Personal Bests

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100m Freestyle50mSwim BC 2015 October Senior Circuit
200m Medley50mSwim BC 2015 October Senior Circuit
200m Breaststroke25mFINA: 12th World Short Course Championships
50m Freestyle25mDowntown Fall Meet
100m Breaststroke25mFINA: World Cup No 2 - 2013 Series
200m Medley25mFINA: World Cup No 1 - 2013 Series
100m Breaststroke Laps50mFINA: 15th World ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Breaststroke25mFINA: 11th World Short Course Championships
50m Breaststroke Laps25mCoupe Canada CupRELAY
50m Breaststroke50mCoupe Canada / Coupe Quebec1
100m Breaststroke50mWorld Trials
100m Breaststroke Laps25mFINA: 10th World Short Course ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Freestyle Laps25mSwimming ChampionshipsRELAY
400m Medley25mSwimming Championships
200m Breaststroke50mFINA: 13th World Championships
100m Medley25mUniversity Challenge Cup
50m Freestyle Laps25mDino InvitationalRELAY
100m Freestyle Laps50mCanadian Summer NationalsRELAY
200m Freestyle Laps50mCanadian Summer NationalsRELAY
200m Freestyle50mCanadian Summer Nationals
100m Freestyle Laps25mCanadian InteruniversityRELAY
400m Medley50mJunior / Swad Provincials
200m Freestyle25mO.F.S.A.A. Championships
400m Freestyle25mJunior / Swad Provincials
100m Freestyle25mJunior / Swad Provincials
400m Freestyle50mJunior Pan Pacific Championships
800m Freestyle25mYouth Cup
50m Butterfly25mEastern Canadian Championships
200m Butterfly25mAb Meet
100m Butterfly25mLisa Flood Christmas Classic -
100m Backstroke25mNorac Fall Invitational
200m Backstroke25mLisa Flood Christmas Classic -
200m Backstroke50mOntario Junior Provincial Long
50m Freestyle50mSpeedo Agi