Swimming & Diving
Joey Faltraco - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Previous School University of South Carolina

Major ? Human Environmental Science

2001-02 ? Selected for 2003 U.S. PanAm Team … Finished 11th in the 200y backstroke at the NCAA Championships, earning honorable mention All-America honors, the first in school history to earn the honors in a backstroke event … His time of 1:43.96 was the 14th-fastest time recorded in collegiate competition for the year … Also swam the 400y- and 200y IMs at the national championships, finishing 18th and 36th, respectively … 400y IM time was the 22nd-fastest time recorded in the country in collegiate competition for the year … Set five school records: the 100y backstroke (49.66), 200y backstroke (1:43.96), 200y butterfly (1:46.82), 200y IM (1:49.17) and 400y IM (3:49.81) … His time in the 200y butterfly was the 35th-best time swam in collegiate competition for the year … Swam a leg for the 400y-medley relay team that set the school record (3:19.05) at the SEC Championships … Clocked NCAA ?B? cuts in the 200y backstroke, the 200y butterfly, the 200y and 400y IMs … Was a member of the 200y-medley relay team that collected an NCAA ?B? cut (1:29.50) at the conference championships … Finished sixth in the 200y backstroke (1:45.51), seventh in the 400y IM (3:54.38) and 11th in the 200y IM (1:50.00) at the SEC Championships … Swam a leg of the 800y-freestyle relay squad’s 6:39.96 at the SEC Championships, the 35th-fastest time in collegiate competition for the year … Was named the CollegeSwimming.com National Swimmer of the Week following his performance at the Nike Cup (11/21/01).

2000-01 ? (At South Carolina) Best 100 backstroke time is better than the UK record by more than a full second and best 200 backstroke time tops UK?s record by almost two-and-a-half seconds? Placed seventh in the 200 backstroke at the 2000 US Olympic Trials? All-American in the 200 backstroke, placing sixth at the NCAA Championships? Placed fifth in the 200 backstroke at the SEC Championship? Holds the USC record in 200 backstroke.

Pre-College ? A senior national finalist at the US Nationals in 1999? Member of the US Junior National Team? Broke nine national records? Swam for father Mike on Spartanburg YMCA Swim Team.

Best Times – 100 backstroke – 49.66; 200 backstroke – 1:43.96; 200 butterfly – 1:46.82; 200 IM – 1:49.17; 400 IM – 3:49.81; 500 freestyle – 4:32.12.

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