Swimming & Diving

CaitlinBrooks

  • position Butterfly/Backstroke
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Gainesville, Fla.
  • Major Communications
  • High school FW Buchholz High School

Top Times (SCY):
50 Backstroke: 23.92 (2021 SEC Championships, 2/17/21)
100 Backstroke: 51.46 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/18/22; 2022 NCAA Championships, 3/18/22)
200 Backstroke: 1:50.73 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/19/22)
100 Butterfly: 52.03 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/17/22)

Top Times (LCM):
50 Backstroke: 28.23 (Irish Open Championships, 4/5/18)
100 Backstroke: 1:00.46 (2019 Summer Nationals, 8/03/19)
200 Backstroke: 2:11.12 (2020 Pro Series – Knoxville, 1/19/20)
100 Butterfly: 1:01.70 (Mizuno Atlanta Classic, 5/14/21)

Career Notes:

  • 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier
  • 2019-21 USA Swimming National Junior Team (not split between two years because of COVID-19 public health threat)
  • 2020*, 2021, 2022 NCAA qualifier
  • 2022 All-America Honorable Mention in 200 back, 400 medley relay
  • 2021 All-America Honorable Mention in 200 back, 400 Medley Relay
  • ^2020 All-America in the 100 and 200 back
  • 2022 SEC silver medalist in 200 back; bronze medalist in 100 back, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay
  • 2021 SEC bronze medalist 100 back, 200 back, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay
  • 2021, 2022 All-SEC Second Team
  • 2020 All-SEC Freshman Team
  • 2020, 2021 CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team
  • 2021, 2022 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2020 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2019 Silver Medalist at Phillips 66 National Championships in 100 Backstroke

In the Record Book:

  • No. 1 in 200 medley relay (2021), 400 medley relay (2022), 100m back (2019)
  • No. 3 in 100 back (2022), 100 fly (2022)
  • No. 4 in 200 back (2022)

2021-22 (Junior): Named to the All-SEC Second Team … Earned silver in the 200 (1:50.73) and bronze in the 100 back (51.54) at the SEC Championships, also winning the B-final of the 100 fly (52.03) to place ninth … Had respective leadoff splits of 23.96 and 51.46 on the bronze-medal 200 and 400 medley relays at SECs … Finished 15th in the 200 back (1:52.90) at the NCAA Championships, also posting a backstroke split of 51.46 in the 13th-place 400 medley relay that broke the school record … Finished 24th in the 100 back (52.16) and 29th in the 100 fly (52.22) at NCAAs … Won the 100 back (51.93) and took second in the 200 back (1:53.07) at the midseason Ohio State Invitational … Had 19 top-5 finishes throughout the dual meet season … Won the 100 back (54.66) in the season-opening tri-meet with Indiana and Indiana State … Was the runner-up in the 200 back (2:01.06) versus Auburn and NC State … Placed first in the 100 back (53.12), second in the 200 back (1:55.91) and third in the 100 fly (54.65) against Tennessee … Took the top spot in the 100 back (52.18) at Louisville, breaking the UofL pool record previously held by Olympian Kelsi Worrell … Won the Bob Bradley Scholarship Award at the program’s annual award banquet.

2020-21 (Sophomore): Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials, finishing 32nd in the 100m back (1:01.84) and 34th in the 200m back (2:14.61) … Named to All-SEC Second Team … Earned bronze in both the 100 (51.63) and 200 back (1:51.96) at the SEC Championships while also finishing ninth in the 100 fly (52.57) … Led off the bronze-medal 200 medley relay in 23.92 and the 400 medley relay in 51.51 as UK clinched their first conference title in program history … Placed 11th in the 200 back at the NCAA Championships with a time of 1:52.01 while also taking 17th in the 100 back (52.32) … Split 24.05 and 52.04, respectively, as the lead-off leg of the 200 medley relay that finished 17th and the 400 medley relay that took 10th … Recorded 11 top-2 finishes throughout the dual meet season, including wins in the 100 back against Louisville, Tennessee, and Alabama … Swept the backstroke events and was the runner-up in the 100 fly at the Missouri Invitational … Earned the Bob Bradley Scholarship Award at the program’s annual awards banquet … Named SEC Swimmer of the Week on November 3 and December 22 … Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll … Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team.

2019-20 (Freshman): Named to SEC All-Freshman Team … Won first place in the 200 backstroke (LCM) in 2:16.30 at the Ohio State Fall Invitational … Won first place in the 100 backstroke (SCY) in 52.91 at the Ohio State Fall Invitational … Responsible for 62 individual points at the 2020 SEC Championships … Reached the “A” final in two of three individual events … Finished in 5th place in the 100 backstroke in 51.91 at the SEC Championships … Finished in 5th place in the 200 backstroke in 1:51.60, her career best, at the SEC Championships … Finished in 15th place in the 100 butterfly in 53.28 at the SEC Championships … She was the only freshman to finish as high as fifth place in the 100 and 200 backstroke, each … Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200 backstroke … Qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 and 200 backstroke … Earned the Freshman Award at the program’s annual awards banquet … Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to UK: Four-time defending Florida 4A state champion in the 100 back … Also competed for Gator Swim Club and was a U.S. Open qualifier … Earned bronze in the 100m back at the 2019 U.S. Summer National Championships … 2018 Junior National runner-up in the 200 back and 2017 Junior National 100 back silver medalist … NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic and All-American.

*The NCAA Championships were canceled because of the COVID-19 public-health threat.
^The CSCAA board adjusted the All-America selection criteria to recognize a group of individuals who would have had the opportunity to compete for All-America status at the canceled 2020 NCAA Championships.

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