Swimming & Diving
Joseph Retrum - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Hamilton Southeastern

2007-08: Scored points for UK with a 14th place finish in the 200-fly at the SEC Championships … Also touched in 17th in the 100-fly at the conference meet … Took eighth in the 100-back and 100-fly at the Nike Cup … Also secured 20th place in the 200-back at the meet … Had five top-four finishes during dual meet season.

2006-07: Named to the SEC All-Academic team … Placed in the top-20 in three events in his second conference meet … Took 10th in the 200-butterfly, 18th in the 100-fly and 19th in the 100-backstroke … Enjoyed a fantastic showing at the highly competitive Nike Cup, scoring two top-10 finishes and earning points for the Wildcats in a third event … Claimed sixth in the 200-fly, seventh in the 100-fly and 11th in the 200-individual medley … Took five top-three finishes in two events during dual meet competition … Placed second in the 200-fly and third in the 100-fly in a win over conference-foe Alabama … Recorded four career-best times in his second season.

2005-06: A 14th place finish at the SEC Championship in the 100-backstroke helped earn impact points for the Cats … Also placed 19th at the Championships in the 100-butterfly … Participated in four different events at the Nike Cup Invitational, earning 16th place in the 100-back, 17th in the 200-individual medley, 18th in the 200-back and 23rd in the 100-fly … Earned silver as a member of the 200-medley relay team at the Cup … Took second in the 200-back in a dual meet with Cincinnati … Touched in third in the 200-fly in a dual meet with Louisville.

Pre-College: Six-time high school All-American … Named Indiana Senior Swimmer of the Year … Garnered Indiana All-State honors … Received the Indiana High School Mental Attitude Award.

Best Collegiate Times: 200 individual medley – 1:52.34; 200 butterfly – 1:49.01; 100 butterfly – 49.39; 100 backstroke – 50.22; 200 backstroke – 1:53.58; 50 backstroke – 23.95; 50 butterfly – 24.11; 100 individual medley – 54.20

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