Katie Mckenty grew up in Auckland, New Zealand, with her family and was a member of the North Harbour Water Polo Club since she was 12 years old. She has represented New Zealand in water polo since 2010, at all age levels, and has captained the team in various international competitions. After completing high school, she played Division 1 water polo at Hartwick College in New York while pursuing a degree in Geology. She later obtained a Masters in Engineering Geology from The University of Auckland and worked as a Geotechnical Engineer before moving to Athens, Greece to play professional water polo for AEK Athens.
Date of Birth
January 30th, 1996
Katie Mckenty grew up on the North Shore in Auckland with her parents and three siblings. She has been a member of North Harbour Water Polo Club since U12s, competing in all age groups up to senior level. Representing New Zealand in water polo since 2010, she has played at all age levels, including captaining the team at the 2014 Youth (U18) World Champs in Madrid, Spain, and participating in the 2015 Junior (U20) World Champs in Volos, Greece. Katie made her debut for the NZ Senior Team in 2018 and has attended two FINA Aquatic World Championships (2019 and 2022) in Gwangju, South Korea and Budapest, Hungary, respectively.
After finishing high school, she was recruited by Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, to play Division 1 Water Polo while pursuing a degree in Geology. She completed her undergraduate degree, majoring in Geology and minoring in Physics. Upon returning home to New Zealand, Katie pursued a postgraduate degree at The University of Auckland, where she graduated with a Masters in Engineering Geology. She worked as a Geotechnical Engineer before moving to Athens, Greece, where she now plays professional water polo for AEK Athens.
Carter set a New Zealand Long Course Record in the 100m freestyle at the 2022 World Aquatic Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Stopping the clock in 48.79
Carter set a New Zealand Short Course Record in the 100m freestyle at the 2022 Swimming New Zealand Short Course Championships in Auckland, New Zealand. Stopping the clock in 47.17
Carter is a 9x All American Swimmer for Division I NCAA Swimming and Diving.
9x All American
Carter become Aquablack #282 at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
World Aquatics Championships
2021 • Budapest, Hungary • Top 10
5th Assists All Time
2021 • NZ Female Water Polo Player of the Year