Swimming & Diving
Alex Forbes - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Lyman

2008-09: Was a member of the 400 and 800-freestyle relay teams that captured All-America honors … Took bronze medals as a member of the 200-free relay and 400-free relay at the SEC Championships … The 400-free relay team broke the UK school record with their time … Tapped in 11th in the 100-free, 12th in the 50-free and 16th in the 100-fly to earn points for the Blue and White at the conference meet … In each of his three individual events his times were tops in his career and all are among the top-five all-time times in school history … Among the top-two eight times during dual meet competition.

2007-08: Earned All-America status as a member of the 400- and 800-freestyle relays at the NCAA Championships … Finished 43rd in the 50-freestyle and at NCAAs … Scored points for the Cats in three events at the SEC Championships … A member of the fourth place 400-free relay team and the fifth place 200-freestyle team … Individually placed 12th in the 50-free … Also finished 19th with a career-best time in the 100-butterfly and 20th in the 100-free … Placed in the top-10 in three events at the Nike Cup … Took fourth in the 100-free, sixth in the 50-freestyle and ninth in the 200-freestyle … Had first place finishes in the 50- and 100-free against Alabama … Clocked in the top-three 12 times during dual meets.

2006-07: Scored impact points for the Wildcats in his first SEC Championships, placing 14th in the 100-butterfly and 15th in the 100-freestyle … Scored his third top-20 finish at SEC’s when he tapped in 17th in the 50-free … At the Nike Cup in November, the rookie tallied a 12th place showing in the 100-fly and 14th place in the 50-free, and placed second as a member of the 200-free and 400-free relay squads … Took first in the 100-free in a meet against Cincinnati … Earned career best times in the 100-free and 100-fly at SECs.

Pre-College: NISCA Athlete of the Year … Nine-time state champion … Two-time national champion … Four-time high school MVP … Holds the state record in the 50-freestyle … Holds high school records in the 50-free, 100-free, 200-free, 100-butterfly and 100-backstroke … High school team placed third overall at the state competition his freshman and sophomore seasons … Chose to be a Wildcat because he liked the atmosphere, the coaches and his new teammates.

Best Collegiate Times: 100 butterfly: 47.59; 50 freestyle: 19.85; 100 freestyle: 43.82; 200 freestyle: 1:41.60; 100 backstroke: 53.03

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