National Teams

Senior National Team

Margaret Mac Neil

  • Age 21
  • Height 167 cm / 5 ftin
  • Club High Performance Centre - Ontario
  • Coach Ben Titley
  • Previous Coaches Andrew Craven, Richard Bishop
  • Hometown London, ON
  • Residence London, ON

National Team Highlights

EventFinalist
Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships124

Margaret’s Bio

  • At the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, Korea, Maggie Mac Neil won gold in the 100-m butterfly and set a Canadian and Americas record at her first world championships.
  • At the same competition, Mac Neil was a member of the women’s 4×100-m freestyle and 4×100-m medley relays that captured bronze medals and broke the Canadian records. She was also a part of the mixed 4×100-m medley that finished fifth.
  • At the 2021 NCAA Swimming Championships, Mac Neil won and set a NCAA record in the 100-yard butterfly, becoming the first woman in history to go under 49 seconds in that event. Mac Neil also won the 100-yard freestyle becoming the third-fastest performer in history.
  • At the same event, Mac Neil led off the 400-yard medley relay for the University of Michigan in 49.76, and became the second woman in history to break 50 seconds in both the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke. Based on her performance, Mac Neil was awarded the Collegiate Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America Division I Swimmer of the Year as well as the Big Ten Conference Women’s Swimmer of the Year.
  • Margaret Mac Neil was provisionally nominated for the 2020 Olympic Games based on her performance in 2019 and solidified her spot by winning gold in the 100-m butterfly at the 2020 Olympic Trials.
  • At the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials, Mac Neil won gold in the 100-m butterfly in a personal best time and finished fourth in the 100-m freestyle. Her performance earned her a spot on the 2019 FINA World Championships, her first senior national team.
  • Mac Neil was awarded the 2019 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and All-Big Ten first team selection. She was also a seven-time All-American and four-time Big Ten champion, and set new school records at the University of Michigan in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard butterfly.
  • Mac Neil won Swimming Canada’s Breakout Swimmer of the Year in 2019.
  • At the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, Mac Neil won gold and set a Junior Pan Pacific Championships record in the 100-m butterfly. She was also a member of the women’s and mixed 4×100 medley that earned silver and a part of the women 4×100-m freestyle that captured bronze.
  • At the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials, Mac Neil finished second in the 100-m butterfly in a personal best time.
  • At the 2018 Canadian Swimming Championships, Mac Neil won gold in the 100-m butterfly and silver in the 100-m backstroke, both were personal best times.
  • At the 2017 FINA World Cup stop in Singapore, Mac Neil finished seventh in the 100-m backstroke and the mixed 4×50-m freestyle. In Tokyo, Mac Neil was a member of the mixed 4x50m freestyle that finished seventh.
  • At the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, Mac Neil finished fifth in the 100-m butterfly.
  • At the 2016 Canadian Swimming Championships, Mac Neil won gold in the 100-m and 200-m butterfly and captured silver in the 50-m butterfly.
  • In 2015, Mac Neil was selected for the World Junior Championships in Singapore. Mac Neil finished 20th in the 100-m butterfly, 23rd in the 200-m butterfly and 25th in the 50-m butterfly.
  • At the 2015 Australian Age Group Championships, Mac Neil captured silver in the 100-m butterfly.
  • Mac Neil is also musically talented, she started playing the violin at the age 5 and the clarinet at the age of 12.
Quick Facts
  • Nickname: Maggie, Mags, Maggers
  • Twitter: @mags_swims26
  • Instagram: @macnmagg
  • Favourite Movie: Erin Brockovich
  • Favourite Book: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Favourite TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy
  • Favourite Actor/Actress: Sandra Bullock
  • Other Sport: Volleyball
  • Favourite place to visit: London, England
  • Pre-race meal: Pasta
  • Guilty Pleasure: Ice Cream
  • Special Talent: Memorized the whole periodic table and the first 100 digits of Pi

Maggie MacNeil

Margaret’s Personal Bests

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EventCourseTimeDateMeetRecordsStatus
100m Butterfly25mFINA: World Cup No 1 - 2021 Series---
100m Backstroke25mFINA: World Cup No 1 - 2021 Series
50m Butterfly25mFINA: World Cup No 1 - 2021 Series---
100m Medley25mFINA: World Cup No 1 - 2021 Series
50m Backstroke25mFINA: World Cup No 1 - 2021 Series---
100m Butterfly50mXXXII Olympic Games---
100m Freestyle50mOlympic Swimming Trials
50m Freestyle50mTake5 HP Event
100m Backstroke50mTime Trials
100m Butterfly Laps50mFINA: 18th World ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Butterfly50mFINA: 18th World Championships
100m Freestyle Laps50mFINA: 18th World ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Freestyle Laps50mJunior Pan Pacific ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Backstroke50mCanadian Swimming Championships
50m Freestyle Laps50mOntario Spring Provincial ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Backstroke25mOntario Junior International
50m Breaststroke25mLAC - Fall Startup
200m Freestyle50mOntario Summer Provincial Championships
100m Breaststroke50mLAC Hollandia Spring Invitational
200m Medley50mLAC Hollandia Spring Invitational
200m Breaststroke50mLAC Hollandia Spring Invitational
400m Freestyle25mLAC January 13&Over In House Competition
100m Freestyle25mOntario Junior International
200m Butterfly25mOntario Junior International
50m Freestyle25mOntario Junior International
200m Freestyle25mOntario Junior International
100m Breaststroke25mNYAC Cup
200m Breaststroke25mNYAC Cup
200m Butterfly50mJunior Pan Pacific Championships
200m Backstroke50mCanadian Swimming Championships
50m Butterfly Laps50mOntario Summer LC ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Breaststroke50mLAC 25th Annual Hollandia Spring Invitational Long Course Meet
400m Medley25mOntario Winter SC Championships
50m Butterfly Laps25mOntario Winter SC ChampionshipsRELAY
800m Freestyle25mOntario Winter SC Championships
200m Medley25mOntario Junior International
100m Butterfly Laps25mOntario Junior InternationalRELAY
100m Freestyle Laps25mOntario Junior InternationalRELAY
200m Freestyle Laps25mOntario Junior InternationalRELAY
100m Breaststroke Laps50mCanadian Age Group ChampionshipsRELAY
400m Medley50mCanadian Age Group Championships
400m Freestyle50mOntario Provincial Championships Long Course
800m Freestyle50mOntario Provincial Championships Long Course
1500m Freestyle50mWOSA 2014-2015 Regional Long Course
50m Freestyle Laps25mOntario Age Group ChampionshipsRELAY
1500m Freestyle25mNothers Fall Invitational