Mack Horton

Australian freestyle swimmer

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Australian freestyler MackHorton OAM competes internationally. He holds medals from the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, and the World Championships.

Mack Horton | Early Life and Education

On April 25, 1996, Cheryl Horton and Andrew Horton gave birth to Mack Horton, whose full name is Mackenzie Horton. He was likewise born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with the solar sign of Taurus.

There isn’t much information available about his upbringing and family. However, Chad Horton is Mack’s sibling.

Mack Horton received his education at Caulfield Grammar School.

He then enrolled at the Caulfield Campus and then continued his education at La Trobe University. He also majored in business management.

Mack Horton | Amateur Career

At the Honolulu 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, Mack Horton made his competitive debut.

In his first race, he finished first in the 1500-meter freestyle, second in the 400-meter freestyle and fourth in the 800-meter freestyle.

A year later, in Singapore, for the 2012 World Cup, he took first place in the 1500-meter freestyle competition. In the 1500-meter freestyle competition at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival, Mack triumphed once more.

Additionally, Mack Horton has only been gaining victories during the entire journey. At the 2013 World Junior Championships in Dubai, he earned five gold and one silver medal in quick succession.

In addition to swimming to individual titles, his team placed second behind only the British in the 4 x 200 m freestyle relay. Regan Leong, Isaac Jones, and Jack McLoughlin reportedly made up his squad.


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In 2014, he finished second in the 400-meter freestyle and fifth in the 200-meter freestyle, however at the Australian Swimming Championships, he won the 1500-meter freestyle event.

At the Commonwealth Games that year in Glasgow, he took home silver in the 1500-meter freestyle and placed fourth in the 400-meter freestyle.

In the 800-meter freestyle, he earned a silver medal at the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, to cap off the year.


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Following Career

In 2016, Mack Horton took part in the Olympics for the first time. He represented Australia at the Summer Olympics when he won gold in the 400-meter freestyle and finished fourth in the 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay.

Horton won silver in the 400 m freestyle event at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships. As recent evidence, Mack finished third in the 400-meter freestyle at the Australian Olympic Trials.


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Awards and Achievements

  • 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships (gold)
  • 2012 World Cup in Singapore (winner)
  • 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (gold)
  • 2013 World Junior Championships in Dubai (five golds and a silver)
  • Winner of Australian Swimming Championships
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (silver)
  • 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Gold Coast, Australia (a silver and a bronze)
  • Winner of the Georgina Hope Foundation Rising Star of the Australian Swim Team
  • 2016 Summer Olympics (gold)
  • 2019 World Aquatics Championships (silver)


Car Accident

In a single-vehicle collision in 2016, Mack Horton’s Land Rover overturned. He flipped the car he was riding in over the weekend while four-wheeling with his mates after hitting an embankment.

Fortunately, Mack’s other two friends were able to free him from the driver’s seat as the car overturned. The fact that his automobile was halted by a log helped him sustain only minor injuries is also lucky.

He underwent a CAT and MRI scan as well as a general evaluation by the Australian national team’s medical staff. Later it was found that he had hairline fractures to his cheekbone and nose.

Bee Stung

Mack Horton was stung by a bee on his right arm during practice before to the Commonwealth Games. Since the bee attack had left his entire right hand swollen, Mack found it difficult to swim.

Mack was consequently forced to compete while wearing cumbersome prescription goggles.

“I got stung by a bee the other day in training, and my whole arm has blown up. My tricep doesn’t exist anymore; my elbow doesn’t exist anymore.”

Net Worth and Income

Mack Horton makes the majority of his money through swimming. Despite the fact that he has never disclosed the specifics of his income, his estimated net worth is $5 million.

Additionally, in April 2014, Mack served as the ambassador for the Horton’s Heroes Water Polo team (SHWP) while representing the swimwear manufacturer Speedo. He currently acts as the brand spokesperson for Optus.

Mack Horton | Personal Life & Relationships

Ella Walter, Mack Horton’s longtime girlfriend, and he are currently dating. The two had gone through good times and hard times together. Mack and she had been dating for a long time before he became well-known among swimmers.


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The reports claim that they started their adventure as five-year-olds with new faces on the first day of first grade. They didn’t start hanging out together, though, until they were in sixth grade.

Over the course of their secondary school careers, the two drifted apart, but they rejoined at Caulfield Grammar.

However, in general, they didn’t start dating until their time in high school ended.

Ella additionally had a lot of unfavorable consequences from threats and verbal abuse while he was engaged in a heated argument with Sun Yang.


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Body Measurements

Mack Horton is a tall, lean man with a good muscle definition. In terms of appearance, Horton is a fair-skinned man with blonde hair and mesmerizing blue eyes.

Mack, a tall, lanky man who measures 1.90 meters (6 feet 3 inches) in height and 88 kg, is in good physical shape.

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Social Media

Instagram: (@mackhorton) with 75.4k followers.

Twitter: (@_mackhorton) with 16.1k followers.


Who is Mack Horton’s fiancée?

Olympic gold medalist Mack Horton of Rio de Janeiro has announced his engagement to Ella Walter, his high school sweetheart.

Where does Mack Horton train?

Horton, who trained with Craig Jackson at the Melbourne Vicente for the duration of his competitive swimming career, has decided to switch to Michael Bohl at Griffith University on the Gold Coast.

Quick Facts

Full Name Mackenzie Horton
Date of Birth 25 April 1996 
Birth Place Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nick Name Mack the Knife
Religion Unknown
Nationality Australian
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Age 26 years old
Height 1.90 meters (6 feet 3 inches)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Andrew Horton
Mother’s Name Cheryl Horton
Siblings Chad Horton
Caulfield Grammar School – Caulfield Campus (2000–2014)
La Trobe University
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Ella Walter
Kids None
Profession Swimmer
Strokes Freestyle
Club Melbourne Vicentre
Coach Craig Jackson
National Team Australia
Net Worth $5 million


Written by Jami Thompson

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