Simply Swim Interviews Claire Cashmore: How did you get into swimming?
Yeah, really athletic from a young age. I loved sports. Any sport I could get my hands on I would enjoy. I did Irish dancing, swimming, running, tennis, golf. I wanted to be a Paralympian in many events, but obviously, when I got older I realized that actually that's not possible. I started swimming from a very young age, actually. Initially, I was very nervous. My mum used to take me to the pool and I didn't really want to get in. I hated it. And then we moved to Dubai when I was age five, and I absolutely loved it. I was a massive water baby, couldn't spend enough time in the water. Then I started competing at the age of about probably nine, just on a very, very local swimming gala basis. But, yeah, I loved it.