interview with CBC Sports. She says she hopes that by coming out she can provide the type of strong and proud LGBTQ+ role model she never had growing up."Young people need to be able to see themselves in the people they look up to," McCabe told CBC. "We need minority voices from different races, sexualities, gender identities, etc. — people bold enough to speak out, to share and to be themselves publicly so that younger generations can see they are not alone, and that you can be successful despite your differences.”McCabe, 30, spoke frankly about the struggles of coming to terms with her sexuality within the environment of competitive swimming."Sure, I probably knew a couple of lesbians outside of swimming,” she told CBC.