My name is Alexandra Machicado McGee. I was born January 3rd 1992. Since I was 10 years old I was involved in recreational paddling and tripping with my parents. When I was 16 I discovered white water slalom canoeing and slowly entered the sport. I have been competing full time in white water slalom canoe since mid 2009 and I've been hooked ever since.
In 2010, I was on the Junior National Team and competed at the 2010 Junior World Championships in Foix, France and finished in 16th place. That same year, I was Canadian National Junior Champion at the Gull river in Minden, Ontario.
2011 was my firstyear as a senior Canadian National Team Member. I competed at all four World Cups , ranking 11th place overall, and I ranked 6th place at World Championships in Bratislava Slovakia. This was one of my personal best results and among the best results for Canada.
After some hard work and paddling in Australia and Charlotte, I once again earned my spot on the 2012 Canadian National Team. In 2012 I got the opportunity to compete at four out of five World Cups taking place in Europe and Under 23 World Championships in Wausau Wisconsin. My best World cup result in 2012 was 5th place in Pau France. Furthermore I received a 7th place finish at Under 23 World Championships. Lastly, I became 2012 C1W Canadian National Champion.
I am currently studying at the University of Ottawa in social sciences specializing in conflicts and human rights.
When I am not abroad, most days of the week you can find me and the Ottawa river runners on our home course we call "the pumphouse" in Ottawa, Ontario.
However, since the water isin't running now until summer 2013, you can find me on the flat water gates, at the gym and x-country skiing in Gatineau Park during winter.
I want to thank all my friends and family who helped get me where I am now. Without you're support, I couldn't have gotten this far. I am always looking for new partners and supporters who are willing to help me reach my goals by helping me fund much training opportunities and competitions possible. In past years, I've realized, it might be an individual sport, but it takes a whole team to bring up a good athlete.