Swimming & Diving
Zane Rosely - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics

ZaneRosely

  • position Butterfly/IM
  • class Senior
  • Hometown White Lake, Mich.
  • Major Business and Economics
  • High school Walled Lake Northern High School

Top Times (SCY):
500 Freestyle: 4:18.79 (SEC Championships, 2/15/23)
1000 Freestyle: 9:01.30 (vs. Louisville, 1/21/23)
1650 Freestyle: 15:00.62 (2023 SEC Championships, 2/18/23)
200 Butterfly: 1:44.34 (SEC Championships, 2/23/24)
400 IM: 3:43.53 (SEC Championships, 2/16/23)

Top Times (LCM):
400 Freestyle: 4:00.57 (Mizuno Atlanta Classic, 5/15/21)
800 Freestyle: 8:16.36 (Phillips 66 National Championships, 7/30/22)
1500 Freestyle: 16:19.01 (Greensboro Speedo Sectionals, 7/18/21)
200 Butterfly: 2:02.02 (Mizuno Atlanta Classic, 5/15/21)
400 IM: 4:27.24 (Phillips 66 National Championships, 7/28/22)

Career Notes:

  • 2021 All-SEC Freshman Team
  • 2021 NCAA qualifier
  • 2022, 2023, 2024 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2021 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2021, 2023 CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team
  • 2022 CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention
  • 2022-23, 2023-24 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District
  • 2024 SEC Community Service Team
  • Frank G. Ham Society of Character inductee
  • 2023-24 SEC Brad Davis Award Winner

In the Record Book:

  • No. 4 in 1000 free (2023)
  • No. 4 in 400 IM (2023)
  • No. 6 in 1650 free (2023)
  • No. 7 in 500 free (2023)
  • No. 7 in 200 fly (2024)

2023-24 (Senior): Team captain … Scored in three events at the SEC Championships where he was 13th in the 400 IM (3:45.35), 18th in the 200 fly (1:44.34) and 24th in the 500 free (4:21.99) … Won the 200 fly against Cincinnati (1:46.24) also taking second in the 100 fly (48.64) and third in the 200 breast (2:03.15) … Multiple top-10 finishes at the midseason Tennessee Invite led by eighth place showing in the 200 fly (1:46.97) and ninth in both the 500 free (4:24.12) and 400 IM (3:50.06).

2022-23 (Junior): Competed with the 800 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships … Set three personal bests at the SEC Championships … Was eighth in the 400 IM (3:44.33), 15th in the 500 freestyle (4:18.79) and 17th in the 1650 freestyle (15:00.62) … Finished the dual meet season with seven top-threes including first-place in the 200 freestyle vs. Cincinnati (1:39.04) … Was on the podium at the Ohio State Invitational in the 400 IM where he was third (3:50.24) … Also made finals in the 500 free (11th), 1000 free (15th), 1650 free (18th) and 200 fly (20th)… Won the UK Swimming & Diving Booster Award as well as the Bob Bradley Scholarship Award at the team banquet.

2021-22 (Sophomore): Finished seventh in the 400 IM (3:46.35), 14th in the 1650 free (15:06.51) and 18th in the 200 fly (1:45.03) at the SEC Championships … Placed eighth in the mile (15:16.35), 14th in the 400 IM (3:51.66), 16th in the 200 fly (1:47.30) and 17th in the 500 free (4:25.17) at the midseason Ohio State Invitational … Had 13 top-8 finishes throughout the dual meet season, highlighted by a win in the 400 IM (3:58.44) against Cincinnati … Took second in the 200 fly (1:50.77) and third in the 1000 free (9:25.13) versus Miami Ohio … Was fifth in the 200 fly (1:51.42) in a battle with Tennessee … Raced to fifth in the 400 IM (4:01.76) in a tri-meet with Auburn and NC State … Won the Bob Bradley Scholarship Award at the program’s annual award banquet.

2020-21 (Freshman): Named to the All-SEC Freshman Team … Finished eighth in the 1650 free (15:06.07), ninth in the 400 IM (3:44.84), and 15th in the 200 fly (1:46.12) at the 2021 SEC Championships … Became the first UK male freshman swimmer since 2013 to earn a bid to the NCAA Championships … Placed 25th in the mile (15:03.34) at NCAAs, also competing in the 200 fly (1:45.83) and 400 IM (3:49.40) … Took third in the 400 IM (3:50.88), fourth in the 200 fly (1:47.26), and sixth in the 500 free (4:26.42) at the Missouri Invitational … Recorded 10 top-5 finishes throughout the dual meet season … Won the 200 fly (1:50.38) and was the runner-up in both the 400 IM (4:02.83) and 1000 free (9:27.08) in his Wildcat debut against Vanderbilt … Raced to third in the 200 fly (1:51.31) and 400 IM (4:01.64) at Alabama … Earned the Freshman Award at the program’s annual awards banquet … Named to the SEC First-Year Honor Roll … Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team.

Prior to UK: 2019 Michigan DII State Championship runner-up in the 100 fly and 200 IM … Six-time Lakes Valley Conference finalist … Also competed for Club Wolverine where he was a Junior National qualifier … 2019 Michigan Open Championships gold medalist in the 400 IM … USA Swimming Scholastic All-American … Michigan Boys’ Swimmer of the Year nominee.

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