Swimming & Diving
Eric McGinnis - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Ravenscroft

2008-09: Won a gold medal as a member of the United State’s winning 200-medley relay at the World University Games … Was a three-time All-America selection after the 200-free relay, 200-medley relay and 400-free relay all placed in the top-15 at the NCAA Championships … Broke the school record in the 100-free in his fifth-place finish at the SEC Championships … Took fourth in the 50-free for two top-five finishes at the conference meet … Also set school records as a member of the third place 400-free relay and the sixth place 200-medley relay at the SECs … Claimed another bronze medal as a part of the 200-free relay … Captured eight wins in dual meet competition.

2007-08: Secured the 39th fastest time in the world in the event at the US Olympic Trials … Placed 32nd in the 50-free at the NCAA Championships … Earned All-America status as a member of the 14th place 400-free relay team at the NCAA Championships … Placed in six events at the SEC Championships … Was a member of the fourth place 200-medley and 400-free relays and the fifth place 200-free and 400-medley relay squad … Clocked in fourth in the 50-free and eighth in the 100-free for two top-10 finishes at the conference meet … Had four first place finishes in dual meets.

2006-07: An immediate impact sprinter for the Wildcats … In his first career SEC Championships recorded top-16 performances in two events with a 13th place touch in the 50-freestyle and 16th in the 100-free … Took fifth in the 100-free, sixth in the 50-free, 14th in the 200-free and 26th in the 100-breaststroke at the Nike Cup, and was also a member of the second-place 200-free, 400-medley, 200-medley, 800-free and 400-free squads at the event … Captured dual meet wins in the 100-free in Wildcat victories over Texas A&M and Louisville … Earned nine top-three finishes in his two marquee events, the 50- and 100-free, in dual meet competition.

Pre-College: 2006 North Carolina High School State Championships Swimmer of the Meet … Holds state meet records in the 50- and 100-freestyle events … Member of the Ravenscroft High School team that earned second-place at the state meet his senior season … Named the MVP of his high school team … Participated in the 2006 U.S. Nationals … Chose UK because he fit in well with the team and wanted to train with the great coaching staff.

Best Collegiate Times: 50 freestyle: 19.50; 100 freestyle: 42.67; 200 freestyle: 1:42.20; 100 breaststroke: 56.88; 100 backstroke: 52.50

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