UNLV Hires Mikaela Macklin as Assistant Coach

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, September 4. MIKAELA Macklin, a former All-American (honorable mention) from San Diego State, has joined the UNLV men’s and women’s swimming and diving staff as an assistant coach, Rebels’ head coach Jim Reitz announced on Thursday.

Macklin recently graduated from SDSU, where she had a stellar four-year career for the Aztecs. She was named the 2013 Mountain West Swimmer of the Year after winning three individual titles, the 200 breast and both the 200 and 400 IM events, while leading SDSU to the league championship title. Macklin followed that up last season by defending her title in the 200 IM in a conference-record time, while also earning runner-up finishes in the 200 breast and 400 IM. She advanced to the NCAA championships, where she would place 12th in the nation in the 200 IM.

In addition to her 2013 Swimmer of the Year award from the MW, at the 2014 championships she received the Mountain West Senior Recognition Award, which is presented to the league’s top senior who has exemplified the high standards of the Mountain West and its member institutions during their college career. She left the school as the record-holder in three events, as in addition to the 200 IM, she also holds the all-time SDSU mark in the 400 IM and the 200 breast, set last year. Macklin also received the San Diego State Student-Athlete of the Year in 2014.

She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations in May of this year.

The Rebels will have their first competition of the season on Saturday, Nov. 1, hosting a double-dual meet against Arizona and Utah at Buchanan Natatorium.

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