Maxime Rooney

Maxime Rooney (born April 16, 1998) is an American competitive swimmer who won the gold medal in the 200 meter freestyle at the 2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore.[3] Together with his teammates, he broke the junior world record in the 4×200 m freestyle relay.[4]

Maxime Rooney
Personal information
National team United States
Born (1998-04-16) April 16, 1998[1][2]
ClubPleasanton Seahawks
College teamUniversity of Texas
CoachEddie Reese

At the senior 2015 National Championships (long course) in San Antonio, Rooney won the title in the 200 meter freestyle. His winning time of 1:47.10 is the junior world record.[5]

Personal life

Rooney is half Filipino[6] and has dual citizenship.[7]


  1. "National Team Bios - Maxime Rooney". USA Swimming. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  2. "Men's 200m Freestyle Final Start List". Omega Timing. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  3. "Maxime Rooney Leads USA 1-2 in Men's 200 Free Finals at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  4. Anderson, Jared (August 28, 2015). "Rooney's 1:46.5 Split Leads Team USA To JR World Record In 4×200 Free Relay". SwimSwam. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  5. "Maxime Rooney Blasts New World Junior Record to Win 200 Free at US Nationals". SwimSwam. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  6. Isko, Kots (July 17, 2014). "Why Philippines has to recruit Fil-am swimmer Maxime Rooney". Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  7. Pages, John (August 29, 2015). "Pages: Maxime Rooney". Sun.Star Cebu. Retrieved November 5, 2015.

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