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Kaylee Williams - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics

KayleeWilliams

  • position Freestyle
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Howell, Mich.
  • Major Kinesiology
  • High school Hartland High School

Top Times (SCY):
200 Freestyle: 1:47.26 (2021 SEC Championships, 2/19/21)
500 Freestyle: 4:42.33 (2021 SEC Championships, 2/18/21)
1000 Freestyle: 9:53.23 (Kentucky vs. Louisville, 1/23/21)
1650 Freestyle: 16:23.01 (2021 SEC Championships, 2/20/21)

Top Times (LCM):
200 Freestyle: 2:03.61 (Columbus Pro Swim Series, 7/7/18)
400 Freestyle: 4:19.79 (Mizuno Atlanta Classic, 5/15/21)
800 Freestyle: 9:01.60 (Columbus Pro Swim Series, 7/8/18)
1500 Freestyle: 17:16.41 (College Station Speedo Sectionals, 2/28/19)

Career Notes:

  • 2021 NCAA qualifier

In the Record Book:

  • No. 6 in 500 free (2021)
  • No. 8 in 1000 free (2021)

2021-22 (Sophomore): Finished 14th in the 500 free (4:47.44) and 22nd in the 1650 free (16:31.72) at the SEC Championships, also racing the 200 free … Placed sixth in the 500 free (4:44.90) and eighth in the mile (16:25.71) at the midseason Ohio State Invitational … Had 10 top-5 finishes throughout the dual meet season … Placed third in both the 500 free (4:57.48) and 1000 free (10:14.27) in the season opener with Indiana and Indiana State … Was the runner-up in the mile (16:23.68) at Louisville, also taking fifth in the 500 free (4:51.07) … Raced to third in the 1000 free (10:14.66) against Marshall … Took fifth in the 500 free (4:55.39) in a battle with Tennessee … Finished fifth in the 500 free (5:05.17) in a tri-meet with Auburn and NC State.

2020-21 (Freshman): Finished 10th in the 500 free (4:42.33), 15th in the mile (16:23.01), and 18th in the 200 free (1:47.26) at the 2021 SEC Championships where UK won their first-ever conference title … Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 500 free and 1650 … Placed third in the 500 free (4:46.59), fifth in the mile (16:36.97), and sixth in the 200 free (1:49.59) at the Missouri Invitational … Won the 1000 free in 10:13.91 during her Wildcat debut against Vanderbilt … Was the runner-up in the 500 free at Alabama with a time of 4:50.84 … Placed first in the 500 free (4:44.77) and second in the 1000 free (9:53.23) against Louisville … Earned the Freshman Award at the program’s annual awards banquet … Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Oct. 20.

Prior to UK: Competed for Club Wolverine where she was a Junior National qualifier … Was the runner-up in the 500 free at Juniors East in 2019 … Eight-time Michigan Senior Open champion.

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