Cassie has loved the water ever since she was a baby and learnt to swim at a very young age. Aged 5, in her reception year at school, Cassie won all the events at her first school swimming gala. It was after seeing her natural talent here that her parents took her to a local swimming club, Bodmin Dragons in Cornwall.
Cassie is severely dyslexic and struggled with her academic work throughout school. She used swimming as a release for her frustration and was a regular at her local club in Cornwall until the age of 13.
As a teenager Cassie made the decision to move to Plymouth where she joined a new school and swimming club, Plymouth Leander. The change of clubs gave Cassie a real boost, and, with the extra support on offer and hard work she started to improve quickly and excelled at competitions.
It was with Plymouth Leander swimming club that she raced at her first World and European championships.
In a senior swimming career which spanned 10 years, Cassie competed at an Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal, seven World Championships, winning two silver medals and at eight European Championships.
On her appointment as a Cornwall #This Girl Can Ambassador Cassie commented "I grew up in Cornwall and I'm very passionate about promoting women's sport, especially in a county I love!"
Motivated by our #ThisGirlCan Cornish girls? Then why not visit www.getactivecornwall.co.uk and search for an activity near you or get in touch and we can get you started.