Bahamas Athlete Profile: Heath MacLeod

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Heath MacLeod has been selected to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas this July.

Learn more about him…

 

NAME: Heath MacLeod
STATE: NSW
SPORT: Swimming

From the bush to the Bahamas; a “dream come true” for star swimmer Heath MacLeod.

Growing up in Albury, New South Wales then 15-year-old MacLeod had “never imagined living elsewhere”.

But as the teen’s passion for swimming progressed, he turned his attention to the big smoke and it’s sporting opportunities.

“In 2015, I moved to boarding school at Scotch College in Melbourne,” MacLeod said.

“I really loved swimming and I wanted to try to keep improving… so I joined MLC Swimming Club.”

The teenager said the move proved difficult at first, but it wasn’t long before he began to reap the rewards the sporting capital offered.

“It has been an incredible experience,” he said.

At the Victorian Age Championships last year, MacLeod powered into the record books annihilating the 100m Breaststroke record with a time of 1:03.64.

This May came the clincher, further cementing his decision to relocate.

MacLeod was selected to represent Australia at the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, his first international competition.

“I am honoured to have to opportunity to compete against such talented swimmers from around the world,”

“It is a dream come true.”

 

 

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