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Kyla Blakemore

Availability Status: Committed

University: Carson Newman University

Personal Profile

Country: South Africa

Date of birth: 29th May 2001

Height: 5 feet 7 inches

Weight: 141 lbs

Sex: Female

Academic Information

School: Crawford College La Lucia

Graduation Year: 2019

College Enrollment Year: 2020

Qualifications: 

High School Grades: English: A, Business: A, Maths: A, Afrikaans: B, Geography: B, Life Orientation: B, Life Science: C;

SAT: not taken yet

Swimming Profile

50y Back (SC): 26.67

50m Back (LC): 30.21

100y Back (SC): 56.93

100m Back (LC): 1:04.40

200m Back (SC): 2:23.87

200m Back (LC): 2:24.70

50m Free (LC): 28.14

100m Free (LC): 1:00.68

200m Free (SC): 2:15.63

200m Free (LC): 2:14.80

400m Free (LC): 4:46.98

50m Fly (LC): 29.71

100m Fly (LC): 1:06.19

200m IM (LC): 2:35.99

Additional Information:

Team Selections:

South Africa Senior Nationals (2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019 & 2020)

FINA Swimming World Cup Berlin (2019)

South Africa Short Course Nationals (2018 & 2019)

Rankings:

South African U18 Ranking (50m Backstroke): 1st

South African U18 Ranking (100m Backstroke): 1st

Interview

Give us 5 words that best describe you as an athlete:

energetic, reliable, sincere, family-oriented, fun-loving

Tell us about your best memory of your athletic career:

My greatest swimming memory was the FINA Swimming World Cup in Berlin in 2019. I got to meet and race against my idol Katinka Hosszu. It was a wonderful opportunity to race against Olympic champions and it inspired me to take my swimming to the next level.

Goals:

In the short term I really want to swim in the US as part of a college team and take my swimming to the next level. Long term I would like to swim in the Olympics and the ISL!

Anything else we should know?

I love racing and I really enjoy being part of a team. My favorite galas have always been the team galas where I got to race as part of a relay. My current swim coach is my dad and he has encouraged me to pursue this opportunity to grow as a swimmer and a person!

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