2017 World Championships- 2nd 400m Freestyle
2017 World Championships- 3rd 1500m Freestyle
2017 National Championships- 1st 200m Freestlye
2017 National Championships- 1st 400m Freestyle
2017 National Championships- 1st 1500m Freestyle
2016 Rio Olympic Games- 1st 400m Freestyle
2016 National Championships- 1st 400m Freestyle
2016 National Championships- 1st 1500m Freestyle
2014 Commonwealth Games- 2nd 1500m Freestyle
2014 Commonwealth Games- 1st 4x200m Freestyle
2014 Commonwealth Games- 4th 400m Freestyle
Mackenzie “Mack” Horton has emerged as one of Australia’s most promising and successful athletes. At 21 years of age, Mack already had several championships and world records on his resume.
Hailing from Melbourne, Mack began competitive swimming at the age of 10 after overcoming an early fear of water. Mack soon began to show his true potential in the pool and it was this potential that was noticed by the coaching staff at Melbourne Vicentre, where he soon graduated into the senior squads. Mack broke his first Australian Age Record at the age of 13, and has continued to etch his name into the record books for each subsequent year, with the 1500m Freestyle emerging as his pet event along the journey.
Mack rose up through the junior ranks of swimming with some impressive performances. In 2013 he came home with 5 Gold Medals and 5 Championship Records from the 2013 World Junior Championships in Dubai. He took out the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m Freestyle events, as well as anchoring the boys 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay team to victory. 2014 was another strong year for Mack, he broke 3 Junior World records in the 200m and 400m and 1500m Freestyle as well as winning a Silver medal at his first Commonwealth Games in the 1500m freestyle.
In 2016, at 20 years of age, Mack competed in his first Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio having qualified for the 400m Freestyle as well as his pet event the 1500m Freestyle. On the first night of competition Mack qualified 2nd fastest for the 400m Final and in a hard fought race against one of his great rivals, Sun Yang of China, Mack touched the wall in First place and won Australia their first individual Gold of the Games.
Mack continued to excel in his 2017 season, dominating the National Championships with Gold in the 1500m, 400m and 200m Freestyle events. On the international stage, he remains amongst the world’s best – most recently finishing 2nd and 3rd in the 400m and 1500m Freestyle at the World Championships.
Mack is available for Brand Ambassadorships, Keynote speaking and Q&A panels.