Alex Kimpel
Breast, IM

Alex Kimpel

Breast, IM

Year Senior
Height 6-2
Hometown Orlando, Fla.
Last School Timber Creek
Club Team Blue Dolfins
Alex Kimpel

Biography

2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2016-17 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention
2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2015-16 NCAA Championships participant

 

2017-18 (Senior): Competed for the Yellow Jackets in the breast, fly and individual medley events … Turned in three NCAA B qualifying times in the 200 breast event – 1:58.73 and 1:58.84 at the 2018 ACC Championships and 1:59.53 at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Recorded the third-fastest time for Tech on the year in the 200 breast (1:58.73) … Also had the third-best time on the team in the 100 breast (55.04), the fifth-best mark in the 200 IM (1:50.59) and the eighth-fastest mark on the team in the 100 fly (50.75) … Totaled 12 top-five individual finishes on the season … Finished runner-up in the 200 breast versus Delta State (2:07.68) … Touched the wall third overall in the 200 breast at Notre Dame (2:04.12) … Also finished third in both the 200 breast (2:06.18) and the 200 IM (1:55.27) at Northwestern … Finished fourth overall in the 100 breast against Delta State (58.24), in both the 100 breast (59.28) and 200 breast (2:07.31) events in the dual meet at SCAD and in the 100 IM (53.13) at home versus Emory … Placed fifth in the 100 breast in the dual meet with Pittsburgh (57.57), in the 100 breast at Notre Dame (57.73), and in the 200 breast at Georgia (2:03.60) … Also turned in a season-best time of 50.75 in the 100 fly versus Delta State … Placed 21st overall in the 200 breast (1:58.73) and 29th overall in the 100 breast (55.04) at the 2018 ACC Championships.

2016-17 (Junior): Was a mainstay in the pool for the Jackets all season long in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events, as well as the 200 IM … Recorded a new career-best mark of 53.73 in the 100 breast at the 2017 ACC Championships … Posted the second-fastest time for the Jackets on the season in the 100 breast (53.73), 200 breast (1:55.76) and the 200 IM (1:48.38) … Also a member of the 400 medley relay team that turned in the second-fastest time on the year at 3:15.16 … Swam the second leg of Tech’s third-fastest time in the 200 medley relay at 1:29.42 … Totaled 21 top-10 finishes on the season overall, highlighted by a first-place finish in the 200 breast (2:07.32) at the double-dual meet with BC and Pitt … Finished runner-up in the 200 breast versus Notre Dame (2:01.92) and against Cincinnati and FAU (2:05.94) … Placed third in the 100 breast versus BC and Pitt (59.32), against Notre Dame (56.39) and head-to-head versus Georgia (55.68) … Recorded a third-place finish in the 200 breast versus UGA (2:01.22), against Alabama (2:01.52), at home versus SCAD and FSU (2:04.50) and at the Ohio State Last Chance Meet (1:56.15) … Also picked up a third-place finish in the 200 IM (1:51.86) against the Bulldogs … Placed ninth overall in the 200 breast (1:55.76) at the 2017 ACC Championships … Also finished 14th overall in the 100 breast (53.73) at the conference meet … Finished the year with the 10th-best time in the 200 breast (1:55.76) in the ACC … Recognized as a 2016-17 CSCAA scholar all-American honorable mention.

2015-16 (Sophomore): Had an impressive breakout season for the Yellow Jackets … Recorded career-bests in the 100 breast (53.76), 200 IM (1:47.89) and 200 breast (1:54.91) … Led the way in the 200 breast at the GT Qualifier with a time of 1:54.91, which was good for the school record as well as an invitation to the 2016 NCAA Championships … Secured his place in the school’s top-10 record book in all three of his events … Was one of four Yellow Jackets to qualify for the NCAA Championships and one of three to compete … Proved his versatility, competing in the 50 free, 200 free, 100 breast, 200 breast, 100 fly, 100 IM, and 200 IM events throughout the season … Boasted the fastest time for the Jackets this season in the 100 breast (53.76), 200 breast (1:54.91), and 100 IM (51.97) … Also posted the second-fastest time on the year in the 200 IM (1:47.89) behind only Rodrigo Correia … Swam a career-best at the ACC Championships in the 200 IM with a time of 1:47.89 … Was the top finisher for the Jackets in the 100 breast at the ACC Championships with a 10-place finish … Recorded a career-best finish at the ACC Championships with a ninth-place finish in the 200 breast … Finished a career-best 24th in the 200 breast at the NCAA Championships in his first-ever appearance at the national meet.

2014-15 (Freshman): Made an immediate impact on The Flats as a freshman … Recorded a pair of times in the breaststroke events that each ranks among the Yellow Jackets’ all-time fastest … Recorded Tech’s fastest in the 200 breast for the season and third-fastest in program history with a time of 1:57.99, good enough for a third-place finish at the at Yellow Jacket Championship Qualifier … Also placed third in the 100 breast at the Qualifier, clocking in at 54.36, which was a career-best and the fifth-fastest in Tech history … Placed seventh in the 100 breast at the Georgia Tech Invitational (55.22) and was the Jackets’ top finisher in the same meet in the 200 breast with a fourth-place finish in a time of 1:59.71.

Before Tech: Won the 200 breast in both 2012 and 2013 at the Florida Swimming Senior Championships … Named high school’s MVP in 2013 … A two-time scholastic all-American … A four-time Junior National qualifier … 2012 FHSAA State 3A runner-up in the 100 breast … Won multiple region, district and conference titles in both the 100 and 200 breast … Holds four Timber Creek school records … Led his team to four-straight conference and district championships in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 … Named AP Scholar with Distinction … Graduated as the class valedictorian … A member of the National Beta Club.

Personal: Full name is Alexander Andrew Kimpel … Born November 17, 1995 in Charlotte, N.C. … Son of Andrew and Leslie Kimpel … Has one older sister named Alyssa … Most memorable athletic accomplishment was winning the Florida Junior Olympics in the 200 breast at 14 years old … Chose Tech because of well-respected engineering program, chance to compete in NCAA Division I athletics and great swimming facilities … Majoring in computer science.

 

Kimpel’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)
EVENTTIMEMEET
100 Breast53.732017 ACC Championships
200 Breast1:54.912016 Yellow Jacket Championship Qualifier
100 Fly49.842015 Georgia Tech Invitational
100 IM51.97at Georgia (11/4/15)
200 IM1:47.892016 ACC Championships