Kaitlin Kitchens
Sprint Free

Kaitlin Kitchens

Sprint Free

Year Senior
Height 5-7
Hometown Alpharetta, Ga.
Last School Johns Creek
Last College Indiana
Club Team Dynamo Swim Club
Kaitlin Kitchens

Biography

2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2016-17 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention
2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2015-16 All-Big Ten Academic Team (at Indiana)

 

2017-18 (Senior): One of the Yellow Jackets’ top sprinters on the season … Swam in the 50, 100 and 200 free events, as well as the 100 fly … A key member of the Tech relays … Totaled eight NCAA B qualifying times on the year … Set new career-best marks in the 50 free (22.84), 100 free (49.68) and 200 free (1:47.15) on the season … Posted the second-fastest time of the year for the Jackets in the 50 free (22.84), 100 free (49.68) and 200 free (1:47.15), which also all rank second all-time in Tech’s record books … Also recorded the 10th-best time for Tech on the year in the 100 fly (56.31) … Swam the final leg of the top 200 free relay (1:31.44), 400 free relay (3:18.43), 800 free relay (7:09.06) and 200 medley relay (1:39.07) times on the year for the Jackets, which also all rank second all-time in Tech’s record books … Totaled 16 top-five individual finishes on the season … Took first-place overall in both the 100 free (51.22) and 200 free (1:51.16) in the home meet versus Delta State … Also picked up wins in the 200 free in the dual meet at SCAD (1:51.77) and in the home meet on Senior Day versus Emory (1:51.25) … Recorded a runner-up finish in the 50 free (23.47) and 100 free (51.35) versus Pittsburgh … Also finished runner-up in the 100 free at Northwestern (51.04), at SCAD (52.81) and at home versus Emory  (51.72) … Placed third overall in the 50 free in dual meets at Northwestern (23.41) and at Georgia (23.59) … Touched the wall third overall in the 200 free (1:47.21) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Took third-place overall in the 50 free (23.75) and 100 free (51.65) in the dual meet at South Carolina … Registered a fourth-place finish in the 50 free at Notre Dame (23.57) and in the 100 free at Georgia (51.18) … Finished 24th in the 200 free (1:47.15), 28th in the 50 free (22.84) and 31st in the 100 free (49.72) at the 2018 ACC Championships … A member of the team’s Leadership Council.

2016-17 (Junior): Made an immediate impact in her first year for the Jackets … Contributed all season long for Tech in the sprint free events as well as the 100 fly and relays … Swam the final leg on the school record setting 200 free relay (1:30.73), 400 free relay (3:18.41) and 200 medley relay (1:38.50) teams … Was also a member of the record setting 800 free relay team (7:08.87) … Was a part of both the second (1:31.92) and third-fastest (1:34.22) 200 free relay teams on the season, as well as the second (3:20.03) and third-fastest (3:24.99) 400 free relay squads on the year … A member of the second-fastest 400 medley relay team (3:39.82) and the third-best 200 medley relay team (1:42.22) for the Jackets … Individually, recorded the second-fastest time for Tech in the 50 free (22.87) and 100 free (50.00) … Also posted the fourth-best times for the Jackets in the 200 free (1:51.18) and 100 fly (54.93) … Totaled 20 top-five finishes on the season, including wins in the 50 free versus Boston College and Pitt (23.51), against Cincinnati and FAU (23.84) and in the regular season finale versus Florida State and SCAD (23.36) … Also posted a win in the 100 fly (56.54) versus BC and Pitt … Turned in a runner-up finish in the 50 free versus Georgia Southern (23.74) and against Georgia (23.53) … Finished third overall in the 100 free versus Georgia (51.28), against Cincinnati and FAU (52.45) and versus SCAD and FSU (51.12) … Also had five fourth-place finishes on the season … Finished 13th in the 50 free (23.01), 21st in the 100 free (50.57), 24th in the 100 fly (55.50) and 27th in the 200 free (1:51.18) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Posted a pair of top-15 finishes with a 12th-place finish in the 100 free (50.20) and a 14th-place showing in the 50 free (23.84) at the 2016 AT&T Winter Championships … Swam for the Jackets in the 50 free (22.87), 100 free (50.00) and 100 fly (54.93) events at the 2017 ACC Championships … Recognized as a 2016-17 CSCAA scholar all-American honorable mention.

2015-16 (Sophomore, Indiana): Named to the all-Big Ten academic team … Placed 18th in the 100 free at the 2016 Big Ten Championships with a time of 49.89 … Finished 27th overall in the 50 free with a time of 23.14 at the Big Ten Championships … Touched the wall in 35th-place with a time of 55.44 in the 100 fly at the Big Ten championship meet … Won the 100 free in the dual meet against Cincinnati.

2014-15 (Freshman, Indiana): Swam a career-best time of 23.75 for a 66th-place finish at the Big Ten’s 50 free … Finished 21st overall at the Big Ten Championships in the 100 fly with a career-best time of 54.69 … Touched the wall in a career-best time of 50.71 in the 100 free at the Big Ten Championships.

Before Tech: Lettered for four years at Johns Creek High School under coach Susan Lipscomb … A two-time team captain … Was a four-time all-American and a four-time first-team all-state honoree … Was a four-time Georgia state champion in the 100-yard freestyle … Helped lead her team to a second-place finish at the state meet her senior season … Guided her Dynamo Club Team to a win at the Junior Nationals in December 2013 … Ended her career with school records in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly … Named an all-America scholastic athlete … A member of the honor roll.

Personal: Full name is Kaitlin Michelle Kitchens … Born on June 30, 1996 … Daughter of Warren and Leanne Kitchens … Has a younger brother named Tyler … Father graduated from Georgia Tech and is an Ironman competitor … Enjoys painting and doing yoga … Started swimming at the age of six when she broke the neighborhood records in both the 25-yard backstroke … Majoring in literature, media and communication.

 

Kitchens’ Tech Top Times (through 4/1/18)
EVENT TIME MEET
50 Free 22.84 2018 ACC Championships
100 Free 49.68 2017 Georgia Tech Invitational
200 Free 1:47.15 2018 ACC Championships
100 Fly 54.93 2017 ACC Championships