Katy Sexton, is known to many people for her success in the swimming pool. In 2004 she was awarded an MBE for her swimming achievements.
Katy says “having been an international athlete for the past 13 years and living and growing up in Portsmouth, it’s nice to be able to give something back to my local community, so I am thrilled to be offering my support to Off The Record. Such a fantastic service is provided for all young people in the area, it’s great to be able to assist Off The Record in helping ensure this essential service is continued. “
Katy was born in Portsmouth and trains locally. She was first selected to swim for Britain in 1997 and became the first British female swimmer to win gold at the 2003 World Championships in the 200 m backstroke. Katy represented Britain at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and has represented England at the Commonwealth Games in 1998, 2002 and 2006.