Claire is a Paralympic Swimming Champion and PTS5 classified British Paratriathlete. She has been to four Paralympic Games with swimming, where she has won 4 bronze, 3 silver, and 1 gold medal. She decided to switch to competing in Paratriathlon after winning gold and silver at the Paralympic Games in 2016, and became ITU World Champion in the PTS5 classification in 2019.
Loughborough based Cashmore has been an INCUS user from the very start of our development, Cashmore was already a well-established swimmer, we joined her journey near to the start of her switch to triathlon from swimming. Cashmore took part in four Paralympic Games as a swimmer, her first at the age of 16 in Athens in 2004, and then Beijing, London and Rio,
“After 2016 I wasn’t progressing in the way I wanted to, my times weren’t coming down and even though I was training as hard as I could I wasn’t improving. I had gotten a bit stale. Triathlon has always been something I wanted to do so it was a perfect time to change.”
Cashmore had the opportunity to transfer from the Paralympic swim programme to Paratriathlon, “it was the best decision I made and I did it at the right time. It allowed me to rekindle my love for sport, get my passion back.”
Claire’s most important piece of advice is “Just enjoy it! Try not to focus too much on the outcome, enjoy the journey and soak up those little wins, with three sports you have more of them to look forward to.”