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Brittany
MacLean
CanadaCanada, CAN
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
03 March 1994
Height
168 cm
Weight
59 kg
Residence
Athens, GA, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Sport Management - University of Georgia: Athens, GA, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age seven at Etobicoke Swim Club.

International Debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Canada

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Her older sister and fellow Canadian swimmer Heather. (torontosun.com, 27 Mar 2012)
Injuries
She had a shoulder problem and injured her hamstring in 2013. The injuries continued to hamper her performances in 2014 and 2015. (calgaryherald.com, 26 May 2013; swimswam.com, 30 Mar 2015; redandblack.com, 10 Feb 2016)

She battled a sore back for much of 2011. (torontosun.com, 27 Mar 2012)
Awards and honours
She was named 2014 Female Canadian Swimmer of the Year in Swimswam.com's Swammy Awards. (swimswam.com, 23 Dec 2014)

She was named 2014 Female Swimmer of the Year by Swimming Canada. (swimswam.com, 27 Nov 2014)

She was named 2014 National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] Swimmer of the Year. (swimvortex.com, 27 Nov 2014)

She was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Canadian Minister of Sport, for her performances at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (swimnews.com, 21 Dec 2012)
Famous relatives
Her older sister Heather has also represented Canada in swimming. (swimnews.com, 21 Dec 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from competitive swimming in 2016. (Twitter profile, 18 Nov 2016; swimming.ca, 08 Aug 2016)