Martha McCabe competed in her first Olympic Games at London 2012 and finished in fifth place in the women’s 200m breaststroke event.
McCabe came off a breakout year in 2011 that saw her win her first major international medal at the World Championships in Shanghai. There, she captured bronze in the 200m breaststroke. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, she finished just off the podium in the 200m breaststroke with a fourth-place finish. She also finished sixth in the 100m breaststroke.
At the 2009 World Trials, McCabe earned her spot on her first senior international team by placing second in the 200m breaststroke, just behind one-time world record holder Canadian Annamay Pierse. At the World Championships in Rome, McCabe would finish seventh.
McCabe graduated with a degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia.
As a child, she and her three siblings would compete in the “McCabe Olympics” at her family cottage. The youngest of the four, McCabe was tasked with carrying the torch during the opening ceremony.