Paige Madden is a competitive swimmer who represents the United States internationally.
High School (UMS-Wright)
Coming out of high school, Madden held seven Alabama High School State records (50, 100, 200 and 500-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly, 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard IM). She was a two-time NCSA Junior National Champion in the 400-meter freestyle and was recognized as a Speedo Senior National Swimming medalist as a senior and a junior national medalist as a freshman, sophomore and junior. Madden was named Alabama Coastal Swimmer of the Year in 2015, and was an Alabama State High School Champion in 11 events and was a multiple-event Mobile Country High School Champion. Madden was also a City of Mobile Swim Association Hall of Fame Inductee, Swimmer of the Year and Aquatic League Champion. She Qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials and was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team. Heading into college, Madden committed to swim for the University of Virginia
Madden made an immediate impact at UVA her freshman year. She was a 3-event scorer at the ACC Conference Championships, aiding the cavaliers to an ACC team title. She placed 5th in the 500 free, 9th in the 200 free, and on the final day of competition won her first ACC individual title in the 200 back. At her first NCAA’s, she placed 17th in the 200 back, 26th in the 200 free, and 51st in the 500 free.
Madden continued to improve and adapt to the college environment during her sophomore year. At the 2019 ACC Champs, she placed top-4 in all 3 of her events, touching 2nd in the 200 and 500 free as well as 4th in the 200 back. She also contributed to the ACC champion 800 free relay, which set a meet record. At the NCAA Champs, she surprised many by placing 2nd in the 500 free (4:32.98), less than a second from 1st place Brooke Forde, also a sophomore. Madden continued her early success at the meet with a 5th place finish in the 200 free (1:43.03) and 10th in the 200 back (1:51.36).
2018 Summer Nationals
At the Phillips 66 National Championships, Madden finished eighth in the 200 free and 18th in the 400 free. Her finish in the 200 free qualified her for the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy.
2019 World University Games
Madden started her meet off in the 4×200 free relay, going 2nd and splitting a 1:59.33 to help Team USA to victory.