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Katie McLaughlin
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McLaughlin in 2018
Personal information
Born July 9, 1997 (1997-07-09) (age 24)
Dana Point, California, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8 in (172.7 cm)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, freestyle
Club Mission Viejo Nadadores
College team University of California, Berkeley

Kathryn "Katie" McLaughlin (born June 9, 1997) is an American competition swimmer who specializes in butterfly and freestyle events. McLaughlin has represented the United States in international competition at the FINA world championships and the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. She qualified for the 2020 US Olympic Swimming team in the 200m freestyle.


At the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, McLaughlin won a bronze medal in the 200m butterfly. She then represented the United States at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships where she won a gold medal in the 4×200 m freestyle relay and a silver medal in the 4×100 m mixed medley relay. She also placed 6th and set a new 17-18 National Age Group Record in the 200m butterfly. In 2021, at the US Olympic Swimming Trials, she placed fourth in the 200m freestyle, earning a spot on the Olympic team.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics

At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, McLaughlin won a silver medal swimming the third leg of the Women's 4x200 meter Free Relay, with a split time of 1:55.3.

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