NSW Institute of Sport scholarship holder Charlotte McShane is selected to represent Australia in Triathlon at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Born in Scotland to a family of triathletes, Charlotte first competed in triathlon as a 7-year-old. Watching her father Frank compete in the Hawaii Ironman had an inspirational and profound influence on her life.
In November 2005 Charlotte immigrated to Australia with her family in search of a change of lifestyle and sunshine. She began to take her triathlon more seriously and following in her Dad’s footsteps, she began racing the long course format of the sport, competing in ten half Ironman events before she’d turned 20.
She was soon spotted by ITU coach Jamie Turner and began the process of converting to ITU (short course) racing.
Since taking on triathlon full time, Charlotte has steadily improved her skills and performances. She ended the 2013 ITU season ranked 20th in the World Championship Series whilst simultaneously taking out the 2013 Under 23 ITU World Championship in London.
Charlotte is based here through the Australian summer and then in Vitoria-Gasteiz in the Basque region of Spain during the northern hemisphere’s triathlon season.
Outside of triathlon Charlotte is a huge animal lover and can be found spending time with her dogs and family. As a vegan, Charlotte enjoys experimenting with new cooking ideas whenever her schedule allows some downtime.