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Senior National Team

Mackenzie Padington

  • Age 25
  • Height 180 cm / 5 ft 11 in
  • Club High Performance Centre- Vancouver
  • Coach Tom Johnson
  • Previous Coaches Alicia Franklin, Brad Dingey, Ryan Mallette
  • Hometown Campbell River, BC
  • Residence Vancouver, BC

National Team Highlights

Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships
Tokyo 2018 Pan Pacific Championships12

Mackenzie’s Bio

  • At the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, Padington was a member of the women’s 4×200-m freestyle relay that captured bronze. Individually, she finished 10th in the 800-m freestyle and 14th in the 400-m freestyle.
  • At the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships, Padington finished 18th in the 800-m freestyle and 24th in the 400-m freestyle.
  • At the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials, Padington swept the distance events, winning the 400-m, 800-m and 1500-m freestyle to qualify for the 2019 FINA World Championships. She swam a personal best in the 400-m freestyle.
  • Mackenzie Padington won three golds at the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials in the 400-m, 800-m and 1500-m freestyle.
  • At the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Padington was a member of the women’s 4×200-m freestyle that finished eighth.
  • At the 2017 Canadian Swimming Trials, Padington qualified for her first FINA World Championships with gold medals in the 400-m and 800-m freestyle events. She swam personal bests in both events, making the team in the 400, then smashing her previous best by 20 seconds in the 800.
  • She continued her strong swimming at the 2017 Speedo Eastern Canadian Championship in Etobicoke, Ont., Padington finished with five gold and two silver medals. Her gold medals were in the 100-m freestyle, 200-m freestyle, 400-m freestyle, 200-m breaststroke and 200-m individual medley.
  • Mackenzie’s sister, Taylor, was an NCAA swimmer at Boise State.
  • She has looked up to Ryan Cochrane since she was young. Watching Cochrane win bronze in the 1,500-m freestyle at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games made her want to continue to swim.
Quick Facts
  • Favourite Movie: Finding Nemo
  • Favourite Book: By Chance Alone
  • Favourite TV Show: Working Moms
  • Favourite Place to Visit: Home, Campbell River
  • Music Behind the Blocks: Lose Yourself – Eminem
  • Superhero: Jack Jack Parr
  • Guilty Pleasure: Green gummy candies

Mackenzie’s Personal Bests

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