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Senior National Team

Martha McCabe

  • Age 34
  • 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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