Canadian Worlds team member Mackenzie Padington, who had previously announced a transfer to NC State, will turn pro and continue to train in Canada.
In Olympic anticipation, the 2020 NCAA season was loaded with top talent taking gap years. But Olympic postponement will throw a wrench into those plans.
Padington, who is currently taking an Olympic redshirt year, placed third in both the 500 and 1650 free at the 2019 Women’s NCAA Championships.
Mackenzie Padington will not return to the Minnesota Golden Gophers for the 2020-21 NCAA campaign after her redshirt year.
2019 is a year that I will always remember, starting with getting hired with SwimSwam and my photographic career taking off.
Jade Hannah, who has won 5 World Junior Swimming Championships, is among the elite swimmers who currently train at the HPC – Victoria.
Two key Minnesota divers will sit out the coming NCAA season to prepare for the 2020 Olympic year: NCAA champ Sarah Bacon and scorer Kristen Hayden.
Minnesota has extreme highs, including elite distance, breaststroke, & diving, but also some major holes. A young roster will look for a program-best finish.
NCAA finalist Mackenzie Padington will be sitting out this college season for Minnesota, instead training for a potential Olympic bid for Canada.
Etiene Medeiros of Brazil has dropped the 100 back on Monday morning. After winning bronze in the 400 free, Gabriele Detti of Italy scratched the 200 free.
Akaram Mahmoud charged to a 1st place finish in the 1500 Free at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Clovis. SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was there to capture the action
Don’t miss the last finals session of the entire Pro Swim Series this season.
Matt Grevers charged to a 2nd place finish in the 50 Back at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Clovis. SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was there to capture the action
Canada’s Jade Hannah, along with DART Swimming’s Luca Urlando, were the only two swimmers to win three events of the same stroke; not including freestyle.
The meet will feature some top talent from the U.S. juniors and Canada.