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Kaitlyn McGregor


SportSpeed Skating
Born03 Mar 1994 in  Herisau
ResidenceLucerne, SUI
OccupationAthlete, Public Speaker
LanguagesEnglish, German
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.38 09 Nov 2013 Calgary  
    1000m 1:15.78 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:57.42 05 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:07.99 09 Dec 2022 Calgary  
    5000m 8:39.14 21 Dec 2008 Inzell  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    1500m   1    
    3000m     1  
    Allround     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe originally played ice hockey. Her grandmother was watching the 2006 Olympic Winter Games and saw skater Cindy Klassen, who had moved from ice hockey to speed skating, so she suggested Kaitlyn make a similar switch. She gave it a go and found she was good at it. "I was always the fastest on my ice hockey team."  
Club / TeamEislauf-Club Zurich: Switzerland  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age three. She got involved in speed skating at age 12 at the Dolder ice rink in Zurich, Switzerland.  
Training RegimeDuring the northern hemisphere summer she trains up to 25 hours a week in Geisingen, Germany.  
Name of coachKalon Dobbin [personal], NZL  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesKait (Athlete, 16 Feb 2023)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning three medals [one silver, two bronze] at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Collalbo, Italy, and representing Switzerland in team pursuit. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2023)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Kalon Dobbin. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2023)  
Other informationSTEPPING AWAY
She took a seven-year break from competitive international speed skating between 2014 and 2021. She had informed Swiss Ice Skating of her decision to step away from the sport in 2015, partly because of her disappointment at not being able to compete at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi because Switzerland had not secured a quota spot. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Feb 2021;, 31 Jan 2021;, 01 Nov 2015)

She is a citizen of both Canada and Switzerland. (, 01 Nov 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto"If not now, when?" (Athlete, 10 Dec 2013)  
Hero / IdolHer father Mark. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2023)  
Famous relativesHer father, Mark McGregor, coached in the Swiss national ice hockey league. (, 26 Feb 2010)  
Other sportsShe was a member of the Switzerland ice hockey team that won the 2010 World U18 Championship Division I in Piestany, Slovakia. She has also played in the Swiss Women's Ice Hockey League [SWHL] B-Division. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2023;, 03 Apr 2010;, 01 Mar 2018)  
Awards and honoursShe was presented with the 2011 Sports Prize of the City of Zurich in the young talent category. (, 31 Dec 2020)  
MilestonesShe competed in team pursuit alongside her international teammates Nadja Wenger and Ramona Hardi at the 2021 World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands, which was the first time Switzerland had been represented in the discipline on the World Cup circuit. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Feb 2021;, 15 Dec 2020)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1000m14  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1500m15  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround17  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 1500m18  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 3000m20  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start23  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 World Cup Mass Start12  
    2022/2023 World Cup 1500m18  
    2011/2012 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps22  
    2022/2023 World Cup 3000/5000m23  
    2022/2023 World Cup 1000m29  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m47  
    2012/2013 World Cup 3000/5000m47  
    2022/2023 World Cup 500m48  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m51  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m51  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m53