Chloe Sutton Mackey Announces Birth of First Child

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Olympian Chloe Sutton Mackey and her husband Jake Mackey announced the birth of her first child, a boy named Andrew.

He’s here and he’s perfect. We love you baby Andrew! 6lbs 5 oz. 20.75 inches. 💕 We are so in love!” Sutton Mackey posted on Instagram.

 

 

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He’s here and he’s perfect. We love you baby Andrew! 6lbs 5 oz. 20.75 inches. 💕 We are so in love!

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Sutton Mackey is one of the extremely few swimmers who have made the Olympics in open water and in the pool. She was the first American swimmer to ever accomplish the feat.

Sutton Mackey qualified for the 10K in Beijing in 2008.

She did not win a medal in the 10K in Beijing, finishing in 22nd place out of 25 competitors, but she had the makings of an open water star. She surprised the swimming community the following year by focusing on pool events, making Team USA’s world championship team in the 400 and 800 freestyles. She won her first national title in 2009, winning the 800 free over Haley Anderson, who was on her way to transitioning from a star pool swimmer to star open water swimmer.

Sutton Mackey made big news later that year by announcing her decision to become a professional swimmer, and at age 16 became one of the youngest professional swimmers in the world.

Chloe Sutton Mackey made history with a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle at the 2012 Olympic Trials, getting a ticket to London for a second Olympic appearance. In what would be her final major long course international competition, Sutton placed 10th in the Olympics in the 400 freestyle.

She retired in 2015 but has remained active in the sport by doing swim clinics with Fitter & Faster Swim Tour.

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