Catherine White

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Catherine White
Personal information
Full name Catherine White
Nationality British
Born (1965-06-26) 26 June 1965 (age 49)
Portsmouth, England
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke
Club South Tyneside

Catherine White (born 26 June 1965) is a former British swimmer who represented Great Britain at the 1984 Olympic Games and won a silver medal for England at the 1982 Commonwealth Games. She was born in Portsmouth.

International swimming career[edit]

At the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia she represented England in the 100 m and 200 m backstroke where she finished seventh and sixth respectively. She teamed up with Ann Osgerby, June Croft and Susannah Brownsdon for the women's 4×100 m medley relay where they finished in silver medal position behind Canada and ahead of Scotland in a time of 4:19.04.

At the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, USA, she participated in the 100 m and 200 m backstroke, reaching the 'B' final in both events.

White swam in the same two events two years later at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland. She finished seventh in the 200 m backstroke final, but did not progress beyond the heats in the shorter event.

Her father, Ralph White an ex Royal Navy Diver, was the swimming coach at Barnard Castle School in County Durham where he was a popular member of staff, affectionately known by pupils as 'Pa' White.

Catherine sometimes trained in the school's pool under her father.

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