LSU Gold
Position
Butterfly/Freestyle
Height
5'5
Class
Graduate Student
Hometown
London, Ontario, Canada
High School
Sir Frederick Banting Secondary
Previous School
Michigan
Experience
TR

SEC Female Swimmer of the Week (Sept. 27)

SENIOR SEASON (2022-23)

Senior (2021-22/from Michigan)

  • NCAA Championships (Mar. 16): Finished 3rd in the 50-yard Freestyle (21.38), 10th in the 100-yard Freestyle (47.42) and 3rd in the 100-yard Butterfly (49.18).
  • Big Ten Championships (Feb. 16-19): Finished 1st in the 50-yard Freestyle (21.32), 1st in the 100-yard Freestyle (47.10) and 1st in the 100-yard Butterfly (49.74). 
  • Ohio State (Jan. 28): Finished 2nd in the 100-yard Freestyle (48.88) and 1st in the 100-yard Backstroke (52.43). 
  • Wisconsin/Minnesota (Jan. 15): Finished 1st in the 100-yard Backstroke (52.73) and 1st in the 200-yard Backstroke (1:54.88).
  • Minnesota Invitational (Dec. 1-4): Finished 1st in the 50-yard Freestyle (21.50), 1st in the 100-yard Freestyle (47.15) and 1st in the 100-yard Butterfly (49.97). 
  • Grand Valley (Nov. 6): Finished 1st in the 100-yard Breaststroke (1:05.65) and 1st in the 200-yard IM (2:01.28). 
  • Purdue/Missouri (Nov. 5): Finished 2nd in the 50-yard Freestyle (22.22) and 1st in the 100-yard Backstroke (51.46). 
  • SMU Classic (Oct. 8-9): Finished 1st in the 50-yard Freestyle (21.78), 1st in the 100-yard Freestyle (48.73) and 1st in the 100-yard Backstroke (51.09).

2020 Olympics (Tokyo)

  • Represented Canada.
  • Became first U-M varsity swimmer (female or male) to win three medals in a single Olympics.
  • Won gold in the 100-meter butterfly, becoming the first Michigan women’s swimmer since 1964 to win gold in an individual event. Her 55.59 was a new Americas record.
  • Took silver with Team Canada in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.
  • Finished with a bronze in the 4×100-meter medley relay, swimming the butterfly leg for Canada. 

Junior (2020-21/from Michigan)

  • Two-time NCAA champion (100-yard Freestyle, 100-yard Butterfly)
  • Five-time CSCAA All-American (50-yard Freestyle, 100-yard Freestyle, 100-yard Butterfly, 400-yard Freestyle Relay, 400-yard Medley Relay)
  • Two-time CSCAA All-America Honorable Mention (200-yard Freestyle Relay, 200-yard Medley Relay)
  • CSCAA Women’s Swimmer of the Year
  • Big Ten Swimmer of the Year
  • Big Ten Swimmer of the Championships
  • Four-time Big Ten champion (50-yard Freestyle, 100-yard Freestyle, 100-yard Butterfly, 400-yard Freestyle Relay)
  • All-Big Ten (First Team)
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • NCAA Championships (March 17-20): Won the 100-yard Freestyle (46.02) and 100-yard Butterfly (48.89 – an NCAA record), and took 2nd in the 50-yard Freestyle (21.17). Also led off the 400-yard Medley Relay in 49.76, becoming the second woman in history to break 50 seconds in both the 100-yard Backstroke and 100-yard Butterfly.
  • Big Ten Championships (Feb. 23-27): Won the 50-yard Freestyle (21.44), 100-yard Freestyle (47.36) and 100-yard Butterfly (49.68).
  • Michigan State/Rutgers (Jan. 23): Won the 50-yard Freestyle (22.30) and 100-yard Freestyle (50.12).
  • Indiana/Northwestern (Jan. 16): Won the 200-yard Freestyle (1:47.00).

Sophomore (2019-20/from Michigan)

  • Big Ten Swimmer of the Year
  • Big Ten Swimmer of the Championships
  • University of Michigan Female Athlete of the Year
  • One of four finalists for 2020 Honda Award for Swimming & Diving
  • *Seven-time CSCAA All-American (50-yard Freestyle, 100-yard Freestyle, 100-yard Butterfly, 200-yard Freestyle Relay, 400-yard Freestyle Relay, 200-yard Medley Relay, 400-yard Medley Relay)
  • Six-time Big Ten champion (50-yard Freestyle, 100-yard Freestyle, 100-yard Butterfly, 400-yard Freestyle Relay, 200-yard Medley Relay, 400-yard Medley Relay)
  • All-Big Ten (First Team)
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
  • Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (Dec. 11, Sept. 25, Jan. 22)
  • NCAA Championships (March 18-21): Canceled due to COVID-19; had received invite in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly.
  • Big Ten Championships (Feb. 19-22): Finished 1st in the 50-yard Freestyle (21.30), 1st in the 100-yard Freestyle (46.57), and 1st in the 100-yard Butterfly (49.42).
  • Michigan State (Jan. 31): Finished 1st in the 200-yard IM (2:00.90) and swam in the 100-yard Breaststroke (1:04.27).
  • Ohio State (Jan. 18): Finished 1st in the 100-yard Backstroke (51.09), 1st in the 100-yard Freestyle (48.10), and 1st in the 100-yard Butterfly (52.12).
  • Indiana (Jan. 11): Finished 1st in the 100-yard Backstroke (51.89) and 1st in the 100-yard Freestyle (48.42).
  • Minnesota Invite (Dec. 4-7): Won the 100-yard Butterfly, tying NCAA & U.S. Open records (49.26), and finished 2nd in the 50-yard Freestyle (21.60). 

*  Due to the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Championships because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CSCAA awarded All-America honors to: a.) individuals who were a part of a relay with an NCAA ‘A’ cut; b.) those who had individually qualified for the NCAA Championships; or c.) divers who had qualified for the NCAA Zone C Championships.

Freshman (2018-19/from Michigan)

  • Seven-time CSCAA All-American (50-yard Freestyle, 100-yard Butterfly, 100-yard Backstroke, 200-yard Freestyle Relay, 400-yard Freestyle Relay, 200-yard Medley Relay, 400-yard Medley Relay)
  • Four-time Big Ten champion (50-yard Freestyle, 100-yard Butterfly, 200-yard Freestyle Relay, 400-yard Freestyle Relay)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Year
  • All-Big Ten (First Team)
  • Six-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Jan. 23, Feb. 13).
  • U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
  • NCAA Championships (March 20-23): Finished 2nd in the 100-yard Butterfly (49.66), 4th in 50-yard Freestyle (21.50) and 6th in the 100-yard Backstroke (50.98).
  • Big Ten Championships (Feb. 20-23): Won the 50-yard Freestyle (21.65) and 100-yard Butterfly (49.59), and took 2nd in the 100-yard Backstroke (50.50).
  • Ohio State (Jan. 19): Won the 50-yard Freestyle (22.42) and 100-yard Butterfly (51.16).
  • Indiana (Jan. 17): Won the 100-yard Backstroke (52.88) and 100-yard Butterfly (51.70).
  • UGA Fall Invite (Nov. 29-Dec. 1): Finished 1st in the 100-yard Butterfly (49.97), 1st in the 100-yard Backstroke (51.31), 2nd in the 50-yard Freestyle and 6th in the 100-yard Freestyle (48.25). Became fourth woman in NCAA history to break 50-second barrier in 100-yard Butterfly; set school records in 100-yard Butterfly and 50-yard Freestyle.
  • Big Ten/ACC Swimming & Diving Challenge (Nov. 10-11): Finished 1st in the 100-yard Butterfly (50.09), and 1st in the 50-yard Freestyle (22.08).
  • Made collegiate debut vs. Miami, Oakland (Sept. 28).

HIGH SCHOOL
Prepped at Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School located in her hometown of London, Ontario, Canada… Three-time Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) champion… An OFSAA record holder… Her high school won the women’s overall open division… Named to the Honor Roll four times

PERSONAL
Full name is Margaret McNair MacNeil and goes by “Maggie”… Born on Feb. 26, 2000… Earning her master’s of science at LSU in sports management… Parents names are Dr. Susan McNair and Dr. Edward MacNeil; has one sibling – a sister named, Clara… Clara is an advanced ballet dancer and swims just like her sister… Chose LSU because “I was excited to experience a new culture, and to work with (Coach Bishop) again. Also, to get away from the snow.”

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