Swimming & Diving
Julio Vallette - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Holy Trinity Episcopal Aca.

2008-09: Notched career-best times in both breaststroke events as a junior … Both times broke into the UK all-time top-10 charts … Placed 19th in the 100-breaststroke and 21st in the 200-breast at the SEC Championships … Captured two wins and placed in the top-three eight times during dual meet season … Was 10th in the 100-breast and 11th in the 200-breast at the UT Invitational.

2007-08: Placed 17th at the SEC Championships with a career best time in the 100-breaststroke … Also finished 19th in the 200-breast at the conference meet with another career best time … Touched in 15th in the 200-breast and 19th in the 100-breast at the Nike Cup … Had five top-three finishes in dual meets.

2006-07: Appeared in three events at the Nike Cup in November … Placed 27th overall in the 200-breaststroke and 33rd in the 100-breast, and also took 62nd in the 50-freestyle … Scored a third place showing in the 100-breast in a Kentucky win over Cincinnati … Notched a fourth place tap in the 200-breast in a meet against South Carolina and Tennessee … Participated in four dual meet competitions in the breaststroke discipline.

Pre-College: 100-breaststroke bronze medalist at the High School State Championship … Named Most Valuable Swimmer for three seasons at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy … Chose to be a Wildcat because of the opportunity to compete in the Southeastern Conference.

Best Collegiate Times: 100 breaststroke: 55.97; 200 breaststroke: 2:04.16

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