Swimming & Diving
Van McKinley - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • position Diver
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Lexington, Ky.
  • Major Elementary Education
  • High school Henry Clay High School

Top Scores:
1-meter: 275.85 (Kentucky vs. Louisville, 1/23/21)
3-meter: 277.65 (Kentucky vs. Tennessee, 10/20/20)

Career Notes:

  • 2021 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2020-21 (Freshman): Finished 15th on the 1-meter springboard (242.10) and 24th on the 3-meter springboard (247.95) at the 2021 SEC Championships where UK won their first-ever conference title … Placed seventh on the 1-meter (225.65) and eighth on the 3-meter (220.50) at the Missouri Invitational … Was the runner-up on the 1-meter against Louisville with a score of 275.85 … Dove to third on the 1-meter at Alabama, putting up a score of 257.85 … Earned the Most Improved Diver Award at the program’s annual awards banquet … Named to the SEC First-Year Honor Roll.

Prior to UK: Back-to-back Kentucky state champion on the 1-meter in 2019 and 2020 … Two-time Kentucky Region 8 1-meter gold medalist … Recorded a pair of top-20 showings at the 2019 USA Diving Zone C Championships … Placed fifth on the 1-meter and seventh on the 3-meter at the 2019 USA Diving Junior Region 6 Championships.

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