Katy Sexton MBE

As the first British woman to win a World Championship gold medal and competing for her country since 13yrs old, Katy is one of Britain’s top competitors in her sport.

Katy has experienced the extreme highs and lows of being an international swimmer, from being out of the water for 6 months with a career threatening shoulder injury in 2001 to winning gold in Barcelona World Championships in 2003.


As a 15yr old, Katy was the youngest member of the GB World Championship team in Perth, Australia in 1998.

After her injury and qualifying for the Commonwealth Games, the bronze she brought back from those games in the 200m backstroke meant a lot more to her than the gold she won 4 years earlier in the same event in Kuala Lumpur.

Katy’s career highlights - winning medals at the 2003 World Championships, at just 21 years old Katy won gold and silver in the 200m and 100m backstroke respectively. She was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list in 2003 for her achievements in Barcelona.


Katy continues to swim at Masters events and in 2012/13 broke the European age group Long Course record for 50m & 100m Back & at the European Masters Champs in 2016 Katy gained 2 bronze medals. In 2010 Katy setup the Katy Sexton Swim Academy to help inspire the next generation of swimmers.


Katy Joined the Body Intensive Trainer by iDailyWorkOut Ltd in 2015 as Sports Ambassador to help coach, develop and inspire athletes of all levels.

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