Maggie MacNeil had an immediate impact at Michigan her freshman year. At the Big Ten Championships, she won individual titles in the 50 free (21.65) and 100 fly (49.59). She also won as part of Michigan’s 200 and 400 free relays. At the NCAA Championships, Macneil placed 2nd in the 100 fly (49.66), 4th in the 50 free (21.50), and 6th in the 100 back (50.98).
2019 World Championships
MacNeil started her world championships in the women’s 4×100 free relay, where she split 53.18 on the 4th leg to help Canada get a bronze medal.
On day 2, Macneil turned heads as she upset 4-time defending world champ Sarah Sjostrom in the 100 fly. Macneil had a huge turn at the 50 to run down Sjostrom and take gold in a new American record of 55.83.
Macneil finished her schedule on Day 8 in the 4×100 medley relay, splitting a massive 55.56 butterfly leg to help Canada win another relay bronze.