Please note: the information below is accurate as of the London 2012 Olympic Games and will be updated in advance of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Heather MacLean competed in her first Olympic Games as a member of the 4x100m freestyle team with Victoria Poon, Julia Wilkinson and Samantha Cheverton and finished 11th overall.
At the 2009 World Championship Trials, MacLean earned her ticket to Rome by setting a national record in the women’s 200m freestyle with a time of 1:57.20. At the World Championships in Rome, MacLean made her first final as part of the record-breaking 4x200m freestyle relay as well as her first individual semifinal in the 100m freestyle clocking a personal best. In 2009, she competed for Canada’s Junior team at the Jr. Pan Pacific Championships in Guam, where she collected a silver and a bronze.
MacLean has set five Canadian age-group records, four of which as part of her club relay teams, and one individual record in the 200m freestyle (age 15-17).
Her younger sister, Brittany, was also a member of the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team.