Aidan McKinlay
Aidan McKinlay
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cheshire, Conn.
High School: Cheshire
Position: Fly/IM/Free

As captain of the Yale Women's Swimming and Diving Team, Aidan hopes to lead her team to a successful season. An All-Ivy Team member, Aidan competed in the Ivy League Championships and finished fifth in the 100 yard butterfly and twelfth in the 200 yard butterfly. She has attended eleven YMCA Nationals and was National Champion in the 50, 100 and 200 meter Butterfly during various Long Course YMCA Nationals. As a result of her YMCA success, Aidan was chosen twice to train at the Olympic Training Center both in 2003 and 2004. A graduate of Cheshire High School in Cheshire, CT Aidan hails from a great swimming tradition. Cheshire High girls' swim team has not lost a dual meet since 1983. She was the Connecticut State High School Champion in the 100 butterfly for three consecutive years. A seven time All-American, Aidan has contributed to many successful relays in addition to her own individual wins. Aidan's most memorable athletic moment was when she witnessed her older sister and teammates win the 400 Yard Medley Relay at the 2001 Spring YMCA Nationals. From watching her sister's success Aidan drew much inspiration as a thirteen year old and aspired to stand on top of the winner's stand herself.