The Locker Room with Martha McCabe

Friday, May 30, 2014

This month, The Locker Room welcomes National Team Swimmer, Martha McCabe.

Martha made her Olympic debut at the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, finishing fifth in the 200m breaststroke. Recently, Martha was named to the Canadian Swim Team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games taking place this summer in Glasgow. Despite an injury to her collarbone, Martha found ways to continue to train hard during this time, and was able to compete at the Canadian Swim Trials to earn her spot on the National Team representing Canada at the Commonwealth Games. She now looks to improve on her 2010 Commonwealth Games performance, where she finished just off the podium in fourth place in the 200m breaststroke and was sixth in the 100m breaststroke.

Learn more about Martha in her Locker Room profile:

Name: Martha McCabe
Age: 24
Sport: Swimming
Where do you live/train now: Toronto, ON
Team/Club: Toronto Swim Club
Twitter: @MarthaMcC

1. How did you get started in your sport?
I followed 3 older siblings into the sport.

2. Who has had the biggest impact on your career in sport?
My family and my coaches.

3. What is your favourite pre-competition meal?
Peanut butter and banana sandwich!

4. Do you have any superstitions?
I wear my red Olympic 2010 mittens out for international finals.

5. Do you have any hidden talents?
Many!

6. What is your favourite competition city?
My hometown - Toronto!

7. What is your most embarrassing moment in sport?
I did an illegal flip turn in a 400m race.

8. What was one of the last pictures you took on your phone?
2014 Team Canada hockey celebration at Yonge & Dundas with friends.

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