National Teams

Senior National Team

Brittany MacLean

  • Age 28
  • Height 172.72 cm / 5 ftin
  • Club Etobicoke Swim Club
  • Coach Harvey Humphries
  • Hometown Toronto, ON
  • Residence Toronto, ON
  • Event 200 FR, 400 FR, 800 FR

National Team Highlights

EventFinalist
Rio 2016 Olympic Games12
Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games12
Gold Coast 2014 Pan Pacific Championships33

Brittany’s Bio

  • At her second Olympic Games, MacLean swam the third leg of the 4×200-m freestyle relay that won a bronze medal and broke the Canadian record. She also finished 10th overall in the 400-m freestyle, 5th in the 800-m freestyle and 10th in the 200-m freestyle.
  • At the 2016 Olympic & Para-swimming Trials in Toronto, MacLean earned her second Olympic Games berth in record-setting fashion. MacLean won the 200-m, 400-m and 800-m freestyle events, setting Canadian records in the 200 and 400 to go with her previously set national marks in the 800 and 1,500.
  • After suffering an injury earlier in the year, MacLean finished in fourth place in the 800-m freestyle at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. She swam the anchor lap in the 4×200-m freestyle with teammates Emily Overholt, Alyson Ackman and Katerine Savard, bringing home a bronze medal.
  • MacLean won her first major international medals in 2014, stepping on the podium
    with a bronze medal in the 800-m freestyle at Commonwealth Games. MacLean also helped the 4×200-m relay to a silver medal in Glasgow.
  • At Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, she took bronze in the 800-m and 1,500-m freestyle and in the 4×200-m relay joined with Sam Cheverton, Alyson Ackman and Emily Overholt for a bronze medal.
  • Swimming Canada’s Female Swimmer of the Year for 2014.
  • MacLean made a big splash in her first Olympic appearance in 2012, qualifying for finals in the women’s 400-metre freestyle in London.
  • The then 18-year-old finished seventh in that event, and was also part of Canada’s fourth-place team in the 4×200-m freestyle relay.
  • Swimming Canada’s 2012 Junior Female Swimmer of the Year
  • Outstanding 2014 NCAA Women’s Division I Championships, where she broke NCAA records to win the 500-yard and 1,650-yard freestyle races, and was named Swimmer of the Year by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. Her efforts contributed to one of three team championships she won with the University of Georgia Bulldogs. (2013, 2016)
Quick Facts
  • Twitter: @b_maclean
  • Instagram: @britt_mac3
  • Nicknames: BMAC, Britt
  • Sister Heather MacLean was also on 2012 Olympic team: “I’ve always wanted to follow in her footsteps and admired her determination and perseverance.”
  • Competition day routine: Stay relaxed and have fun! Lots of cheering
  • Inspirational quote: “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” – Michael Phelps
  • Favourite movie: Babe

Brittany’s Personal Bests

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EventCourseTimeDateMeetStatusRecordsMasters
200m Freestyle Laps50mXXXI Olympic GamesRELAY
400m Freestyle50mXXXI Olympic Games---
100m Butterfly Laps50mOntario Summer LC ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Medley50mOntario Summer LC Championships
50m Freestyle Laps50mOntario Summer LC ChampionshipsRELAY
400m Medley50mOntario Summer LC Championships
200m Freestyle50mCanadian Olympic Swimming Trials---
1500m Freestyle50m12th Pan Pacific Championships---
800m Freestyle50m12th Pan Pacific Championships---
200m Butterfly50mMel Zajac Canada Cup
100m Freestyle Laps50mXXVII UniversiadeRELAY
100m Butterfly50mAge Group International
100m Butterfly25mEastern Canadian Championships1
400m Freestyle25mEastern Canadian Championships1
200m Freestyle Laps25mEastern Canadian ChampionshipsRELAY1
800m Freestyle25mA-B Meet
50m Breaststroke25mHall of Fame Meet
100m Freestyle50mFINA: 3rd World Youth ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Backstroke50mFINA: 3rd World Youth Championships
100m Backstroke50mLC Jr. Provincial Championships
100m Freestyle25mSC Junior Provincial Championships
100m Freestyle Laps25mSC Junior Provincial ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Butterfly25mSC Junior Provincial Championships
200m Freestyle25mSC Junior Provincial Championships
50m Freestyle Laps25mSC Junior Provincial ChampionshipsRELAY
1500m Freestyle25mSC Junior Provincial Championships
50m Breaststroke50mOntario Cup
50m Freestyle25mYouth Cup
100m Medley25mCanada Cup
200m Backstroke25mCanada Cup
50m Backstroke50mCanadian Championships
200m Breaststroke50mAge Group International
100m Breaststroke50mDr. Ralph Hicken Invitational
50m Butterfly Laps50mUS Grand PrixRELAY
200m Medley25mEastern Canadian Championships
400m Medley25mEastern Canadian Championships
100m Backstroke25mEastern Canadian Championships
50m Backstroke25mEastern Canadian Championships
200m Breaststroke25mYouth Cup
50m Freestyle50mCanadian Age Group Championships
50m Butterfly50mCanadian World Championship Trials
50m Butterfly Laps25mJunior Provincial Championships S.C.RELAY
50m Butterfly25mWestern Canadian Championships
100m Breaststroke25mOR Paul Bergen Junior International
50m Breaststroke Laps25mHall of FameRELAY
100m Breaststroke Laps25mHall of FameRELAY
100m Breaststroke Laps50mAge Group InvitationalRELAY
50m Breaststroke Laps50mTime TrialsRELAY
100m Butterfly Laps25mProvincial Junior Championships - OntarioRELAY
25m Freestyle25m1st Annual Whitby Saturn Fall