WATCH: Maggie MacNeil’s SEC Record in the 50 Free, All-Time Best Splits


LSU 5th year transfer Maggie MacNeil swam three of the best times in history on Wednesday evening, kicking off the Art Adamson Invitational in style on the Texas A&M University campus.

She split 20.59 on a 200 free relay split, tied the SEC Record with a 21.03 victory in the 50 free, and swam the fastest-ever 400 medley relay split in the 100 fly with a 49.10.

Other high-points of the session included an 18.94 in the 50 free and an 18.38 rolling start in the 200 free relay by her LSU teammate Brooks Curry, a 1:41.83 in the 200 IM from Texas A&M freshman Baylor Nelson, and a new Alabama School Record from transfer Victor Johansson in the men’s 500 free.

See race videos from night 1 below, courtesy Texas A&M. More race videos are on the team YouTube channel. Lane 1 is closest to the camera.

USC just-barely beats the loaded sprint crew from Alabama 1:27.38-1:27.56; Maggie MacNeil keeps LSU in the race with a 20.59 split

USC’s Marlene Kahler crusher her lifetime best in the 500 free by almost three seconds, winning in 4:40.57

USC’s Isabelle Odgers wins the 200 IM in 1:55.84, a second ahead of Rhyan White

Maggie MacNeil Wins 50 free in an SEC Record-tying 21.03

Women’s 400 Medley Relay – Alabama, 3:29.87

Plus a Maggie MacNeil 49.1 butterfly split in Lane 2 from the bottom.

Alabama senior transfer Victor Johansson wins the 500 free in a new school record of 4:14.34 – racing against his former team, USC

Texas A&M Freshman Baylor Nelson swims a best time and nation-leading 1:41.83 in the 200 IM

Brooks Curry wins the men’s 50 free in 18.94, the first sub-19 of the NCAA season

Texas A&M men end the session with a victory in the 400 medley relay in 3:04.08

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Squirrely Dan
6 months ago

I’m sure MacNeil doesn’t need NIL money but who doesn’t want more. Tim Horton’s needs to step up. Maggie MacNeil, Tim Horton’s and the majestic Canadian Goose. Name a better trio north of the border?

Reply to  Squirrely Dan
6 months ago

I’ve been surprised by how few endorsements Maggie has done in Canada since she won gold. I live in her hometown and compared to when Tessa and Scott from our same city (2010 Ice Dance gold medalists) won, it’s wayyyy less exposure even locally.
Not sure if that’s Maggie’s choice, maybe difficult to do endorsements/appearances with training further away?

Reply to  Squirrely Dan
6 months ago

Now that I’m thinking about it – I don’t think Tim’s generally does athlete endorsements.

But so many other opportunities! Why has a big eyewear brand not snatched her up?

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