Mackenzie Padington

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High School (Claremont Secondary)

Coming out of secondary school, Padington had earned first place at the 2017 Canadian World Trials in the 400 free and 800 free and been a 2017 Senior National Champion with Island Swimming. She had also earned the title of National Open Water champion in 2014, and graduated with honors.

College (Minnesota)

2017-2018

Padington made an immediate impact as a freshman. At the Big Ten Championships, she was part of the 800 free relay that set a school record, and individually placed 15th in the 200 free (1:47.50) and 16th in the 500 free (4:45.61).

At NCAA’s, Padington was again part of the 800 free relay team which set a school record, finishing 8th overall. Individually, she finished 12th in the 200 free (1:44.37) to earn honorable mention All-America honors.

2018-2019

Padington built off of her freshman success during her 2nd year as a gopher. At Big Ten’s, she was runner-up in the 500 free (4:37.27) and 800 free relay, finished 5th in the 400 free relay, 7th in the 1650 free (16:10.54), and 18th in the 200 free (1:47.69).

At the NCAA Championships, Padington finished 3rd in the 500 free (4:35.21) and 1650 free (15:47.16) and was part of Minnesota’s 800 free relay team (7:00.34).

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Bronze 800 Freestyle Relay 2018 Pan Pacific Championships

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 500 Free 4:35.21 03/21/19 2019 NCAA Championships
Austin, Texas
scy 1650 Free 15:47.16 03/23/19 2019 NCAA Championships
Austin, Texas
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