Swimming & Diving
Reinhardt Strijdom - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Affies

2009-10: Lead off the fourth place finishing 800-freestyle relay at the SEC Championship … Achieved a 12th place finish at SECs in the 200-freestyle … Finished 28th in the 100-free and 37th in the 50-free at the conference meet … Won the 200-freestyle against Cincinnati … Had five top-four finishes during dual meet season.

2008-09: Was a member of the fifth place 800-freestyle relay team at the SEC Championships … Set two career-best times at the conference meet … Placed 16th in the 200-free earning one of the top-10 best times in school history … Also placed 25th in the 100-free and 42nd in the 50-free … Tapped in second in the 200-free and third in the 500-free against Cincinnati in his best dual meet of the season.

2007-08: Placed 21st in the 100- and 200-freestyles and 34th in the 50-free at the SEC Championships with career-best times … Was a member of the fourth place 800-freestyle relay team at SECs … Finished 14th in the 200-free and 24th in the 100-free at the Nike Cup … Placed first in the 200-freestyle in a dual meet with Cincinnati … Recorded four top four finishes on the year.

Pre-College: A six-time league winner … Team captain … Also played four years on the school’s water polo team … Achieved perfect attendance for 12 years.

Best Collegiate Times: 50-freestyle: 21.13; 100-freestyle: 44.99; 200-freestyle: 1:36.90

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