Return of the Mack
Return of the Mack
For Olympian Mack Horton one Australia Swims just wasn't enough! Coming back for his second round freestyle champion Horton will take on the role of co-captain this year alongside fellow Dolphins Jake Packard and Shayna Jack for Team Citizens of the Reef. Coming fresh off his Pan Pacific Championship success where he took home a silver in the 400m freestyle, Mack has taken time out of his busy training schedule to pledge his support to non-profit Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef.
This global movement works to engage the world in the future of the Reef, which sadly is dying off due to a combination of ecological factors. Mack, like his co-captains, had the opportunity to visit the Great Barrier Reef earlier this year with the Dolphins team managing to grab a quick pic at the Citizens Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef sculpture with the non-profits CEO Andy Ridley (as seen below).
Although Melbourne born Horton, has achieved impressive individual records, winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics for one, Mack is no stranger to being part of a team. Taking home not only another gold medal, but a Commonwealth Games Record earlier this year at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games as apart of the incredible 4x200m freestyle relay team, bringing his games medal total to six.
With years of experience and more than a tip or two to give, Mack is eager to see what his team will achieve this year as we celebrate all things swimming this January 19-28 for a 10-day nationwide campaign as we collectively aim to swim 35,877KM lapping Australia. To join Mack in his effort to preserve the Reef head over to Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef. Or check out their Facebook page to see their current projects.
PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT TO MACK'S TEAM AND CITIZENS OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF NOW