Citizen of the Cayman Islands ... comes off an outstanding summer of training in Australia ... looking forward not only to his senior season with the Irish but the chance to compete internationally for his home country ... very versatile ... team-oriented ... hard worker ... pleasant demeanor.
As a Junior: Had a first-place finish in the 200 Back (1:54.29) vs. Michigan State ... top finisher in the 400 IM (4:05.84) against Pittsburgh ... improved on that time at the BIG EAST Championships by clocking in at 3:58.47, which was third-quickest for the team over the course of the season ... his fastest times of the campaign in the 200 Breast (2:15.46) and 200 Fly (1:55.03) came against Louisville.
As a Sophomore: Registered BIG EAST "A" times in five events (100 Back, 200 Back, 200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM) ... placed 14th in the 100 Back at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 51.71 ... his time of 51.35 in the prelims was a season-best mark ... fourth on the team in the 100 Back ... top 200 Back time of 1:54.77 came against St. Bonaventure ... posted his best 200 Fly mark of 1:56.70 in a dual meet at Michigan State ... finished 21st in the prelims of the 200 IM at the BIG EAST Championships with a season-best time of 1:53.09.
As a Freshman: Clocked five BIG EAST "A" cuts ... those cuts occurred in the 1,650 Free (16:27.29), 100 Back (50.11), 200 Back (1:53.27), 200 IM (1:50.97) and the 400 IM (3:59.26) ... posted a conference "B" cut in the 100 Fly (52.49) ... placed fourth at the BIG EAST Championships in the 100 Back ... was fifth at the conference meet in the 200 IM and ninth in the 400 IM ... second on the team during the season in the 100 Back and fifth on the squad in the 200 Back ... third for the Irish in both the 200 and 400 IM ... accumulated 207 total points on the year (197 individual, 10 Relay) ... won four individual races and teamed for one relay victory ... won the 400 IM versus Louisville ... placed first in the 200 IM in a dual meet at Iowa.
The MacKay File: First Olympian in Notre Dame history ... finished 33rd in 400 IM and 41st in 200 IM in Athens (2004) ... in the latter race, turned in the fastest reaction time (0.59) of any non-backstroker among male and female swimmers competing in the Olympics ... ranks second in the history of the program in the 100 Backstroke (50.11) ... fifth in school history in the 200 IM (1:50.97) and eighth in the 400 IM (3:59.26) ... three-time monogram winner ... Cayman Islands record holder in long-course meters in all backstroke, breaststroke, and IM events, as well as the 100 Fly ... became Cayman Islands' first-ever Olympic qualifier ... broke his own Cayman Islands national records in both races and improved upon seeding in both events ... failed to make the Olympics in his top event (100 Back) but then qualified in the 200 IM (at the 2003 Caribbean Championships in Jamaica) ... later improved his 200 IM time and posted another Olympic qualifying time in the 400 IM at the 2003 Pan Am Games ... in 2003 World Championships in Barcelona, registered fastest reaction time (0.63 seconds) in the entire 78-swimmer field of the 200 IM, an event in which he finished 48th ... became the first Caymanian to advance to the finals in the Pan American Games, doing so in 2003 ... earned 31 medals - 14 gold, 11 silver, 6 bronze - at the CARIFTA (Caribbean Free Trade Agreement) Swimming Championships, setting six records on the way ... medaled in nine events - 4 gold, 5 silver - in the Island Games, setting three records along the way ... lettered twice at Cayman Prep ... trains under former United States great Dave Kelsheimer ... born Nov. 1, 1985, in the Cayman Islands ... son of Sara and Peter MacKay ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business ... an accounting major in the Mendoza College of Business.