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Max Hawton - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics

MaxHawton

  • position Freestyle/Butterfly
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Albuquerque, N.M.
  • High school Sandia High School

Top Times (SCY):
50 Freestyle: 20.44 (2021 SEC Championships, 2/24/21)
100 Freestyle: 44.45 (2020 SEC Championships, 2/22/20)
200 Freestyle: 1:40.23 (2019 Ohio State Fall Invite, 11/22/19)
100 Butterfly: 47.79 (2021 SEC Championships, 2/25/21)

Top Times (LCM): 
50 Freestyle: 23.82 (2018 Summer Junior Nationals, 8/4/18)
100 Freestyle: 50.66 (Mizuno Atlanta Classic, 5/16/21)
200 Freestyle: 1:54.69 (Greensboro Speedo Sectionals, 7/12/19)
100 Butterfly: 55.15 (Mizuno Atlanta Classic, 5/14/21)

Career Notes:

  • 2021, 2022 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2020 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2021-22 (Junior): Placed 25th in both the 100 free (45.14) and 100 fly (48.83) at the midseason Ohio State Invitational … Finished fourth in the 100 free (46.68) and fifth in the 50 free (21.57) against Miami Ohio … Took fifth in the 100 fly (50.04) and sixth in the 50 free (21.12) versus Tennessee … Won the Captain’s Award at the program’s annual award banquet.

2020-21 (Sophomore): Competed in the 50 free (20.44), 100 free (44.81), and 100 fly (47.79) at the 2021 SEC Championships, also splitting 19.99 on the 200 free relay that placed 10th … Finished eighth in the 100 fly (49.25) and 11th in both the 50 free (21.19) and 100 free (45.47) at the Missouri Invitational … Recorded seven top-5 finishes throughout the dual meet season, highlighted by a win in the 100 fly (50.19) against Vanderbilt … Raced to third in the 100 fly (50.12) at Alabama … Placed fifth in both the 50 free (21.10) and 100 fly (49.67) against Tennessee … Earned the Booster Club Award at the program’s annual awards banquet … Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2019-20 (Freshman): Earned a personal record 1:40.23 in the 200 freestyle at the 2019 Ohio State Fall Invite, swimming the lead split in the 800 freestyle relay … Set personal records in all three of his individual events at the 2020 SEC Championships … There, he finished in 34th place in the 100 butterfly in 47.83, he finished in 44th place in the 100 freestyle in 44.45, and he finished in 48th place in the 50 freestyle in 20.50 … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll. 

Prior to UK: 2019 New Mexico state champion in the 100 back and runner-up in the 20.76 … Won the 50 free and 100 back state titles in 2018 … Also competed for Charger Aquatics where he was a U.S. Open qualifier … Placed 14th in the 100 back at Juniors West in 2017 and 15th in the 100m free at Junior Nationals in 2018  … NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.

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