Caroline O’Connor learnt to cox at Oxford Brookes University in 2001. She became national champion in the women's coxed four in 2002 and in 2004 was the men's eight cox at the World University Championships.
She won her first GB vest in 2005. Since then she has coxed the women's eight at World Championships level with her best results being bronze in 2007 and 2011.
Caroline made her Olympic debut at Beijing 2008, and coxed the women’s eight to fifth overall.