WYLD Katherine < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 09 Mar 1986 in London, ENG
Height1.80 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Nottingham, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Law - Nottingham University: Great Britain
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Nova Centurion/ Leatherhead: England
Name of coach Bill Furniss
Coach from which country? Great Britain
International Debut
Year 2006
Competing for Great Britain
Tournament European Championships
Location Budapest
General Interest
Hobbies Sleeping, chatting to friends, watching television and eating chocolate. (swimming.org, 01 Dec 2009)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the 4x100m Freestyle final in Rome last year. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Most influential person in career Her family and coaches. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Hero / Idol Steve Redgrave, Michael Phelps and Roger Federer. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Injuries A knee injury in 2010 resulted in her missing the European swimming championships. (croydonguardian.co.uk, 27 Jul 2010)

At age 12 she dislocated her knee after achieving her first national qualifying time. "I didn't think I'd be able to swim at the Nationals but I managed to get back to swimming just in time." (British Swimming 07 December 2006)
Sporting philosophy / motto ''Never give up, no matter how hard it seems! And get as much sleep as you can!" (swimming.org, 01 Dec 2009)
Other sports "I'm not very good at anything else, but I like to watch tennis and gymnastics." (swimming.org, 01 Dec 2009)
Ambitions "To make the Olympic team and feel I've achieved everything I can." (swimming.org, 01 Dec 2009)

"I am not sure whether I want to move into the law profession yet, while I have not considered being a fulltime swimmer either. I am keen to make sure swimming is not the only thing in my life, particularly as the sport does not pay particularly well anyway." (icsurreyonline.icnetwork.co.uk, 14 Dec 2006)
Other information CAKE MAKING
She is seen as her clubs chef. She started making cakes for people while she was a student, now she is making them for her team mates bringing them to occasional training sessions. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)