Brittany MacLean

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Brittany MacLean
Personal information
Nationality  Canada
Born (1994-03-03) March 3, 1994 (age 20)
Etobicoke, Ontario
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 70 kilograms (150 lb; 11 st)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Etobicoke Swim Club[1]
Georgia Bulldogs (USA)

Brittany MacLean (born 3 March 1994) is a Canadian swimmer.[2] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's 400 metre freestyle. She finished 7th respectively for Canada.


MacLean's first Senior team was in 2011. She swam at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, China. She qualified for the 4x200-metre freestyle relay who finished 7th in the final.[3] Also in 2011, MacLean was qualified for the 2011 3rd FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Lima, Peru, where she claimed 2 golds, a silver and a bronze. She claimed gold in the 400-metre and the 200-metre freestyle, silver in the 4x100-metre freestyle relay, and bronze in the 4x200-metre freestyle relay.[4] She set and new junior world record in the 200-metre freestyle with a time of 1.58.93.[5]

2012 Canadian Olympic Trials, Montreal, Quebec[edit]

On March 27, 2012, MacLean qualified to her first Olympic team by winning the Women's 400-metre freestyle final with a new Canadian record of 4.06.08.[6] On the third day of the trials, she qualified for the 4x200-metre freestyle relay with her teammate Amanda Reason. Setting a new personal best of 1.58.09.[7] All of this, Brittany wasn't happy with what she made as long as her sister, Heather was joining her on the team. Her sister Heather qualified for the team on her last event the 4x100-metre finishing 3rd with a securing spot to London.[8]

2012 Summer Olympics, London, England[edit]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, MacLean swam the 400-metre freestyle heats as her first event, while breaking her Canadian record to 4.05.06 which qualified her to sixth in the final.[9] In the final, she finished 7th with a 4.06.24.[10] On her second event, the 4x200-metre freestyle relay, MacLean swam the anchor leg for the relay heats which qualified Canada to third for the final with her teammates Barbara Jardin, Samantha Cheverton, and Amanda Reason with a time of 7.50.84.[11] On the final, MacLean and her teammates finished fourth with a time of 7.50.65 respectively for Canada.[12]

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