March 14, 2020
Annie Galvin , a junior at Ames Senior High School and a member of Ames Cyclone Aquatic Club in Iowa, has made her verbal commitment to swim for the University of Kentucky in the fall of 2021. A backstroker and butterflier, Galvin will be joining a Wildcats team that specializes in producing top-notch backstrokers, including 2019 backstroke First Team All-Americans and current team members Asia Seidt and Ali Gayler . There will be no collegiate crossover (barring an NCAA relief for winter sport athletes who had their championship meets cancelled extending eligibility).
May 4, 2021
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Lauren Poole, a sophomore, earned a bronze medal in the 400 IM and reset her own school record to be named an All-America First Team on Friday night at the 2021 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championship. Meanwhile, the University of Kentucky women's swimming and diving team collected seven All-America honors on night three of the meet, which runs Wednesday through Saturday.
Jan. 7, 2021
The award is given to athletes who were seniors, or who exhausted their athletic eligiblity, last year. This year’s honors featured two swimming and diving athletes, Texas’ Alison Gibson and Kentucky’s Asia Seidt. The two, along with the other 8 honorees, will be recognized at the virtual Honors Celebration, held on January 13th.
March 5, 2020
Beata Nelson stormed to the win in this event last year, erasing every record to become the fastest female 100-yard backstroker in history (by a long shot). She won this event by almost an entire second, a gigantic win for the now-senior at Wisconsin. Nelson returns as favorite again with clear water behind her; she’s the only swimmer under 50 seconds this year at 49.70, and all signs point to another victory for her.
July 26, 2018
Olympian Kathleen Baker and 16-year-old Regan Smith tied for first in the 200 backstroke with matching 2:06.43. That is just off of Baker’s best of 2:06.38 from last summer, when she won the bronze