Kira de Bruyn
IM, Breast, Free

Kira de Bruyn

IM, Breast, Free

Year Senior
Height 5-10
Hometown Marietta, Ga.
Last School Walton
Club Team Chattahoochee Gold
Kira de Bruyn

Biography

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

 

2017-18 (Senior): Competed for the Yellow Jackets in nine different individual events and in four relays … Set a new career-best time of 1:59.38 in the 200 fly … Also set career-best times of 58.63 in the 100 IM and 58.51 in the 100 back … Recorded five NCAA B qualifying times on the year – 2:01.05 in the 200 IM, 4:15.34 and 4:16.63 in the 400 IM, and 1:59.38 and 1:59.42 in the 200 fly … Turned in the fastest time of the season for the Yellow Jackets in both the 200 IM (2:01.05) and the 400 IM (4:15.34) … Posted the second-fastest time of the year for Tech in the 200 fly (1:59.38), which ranks fourth all-time in GT history … Had the fifth-best time on the team in the 100 fly (55.11) and the sixth-fastest mark in both the 1000 free (10:55.94) and the 200 back (2:01.78) … Recorded the ninth-best time for GT in the 100 back (58.61) on the season … Swam the third leg of the top-two 400 free relay units on the year with times of 3:18.43 and 3:20.17 … Totaled seven top-five individual finishes … Touched the wall first overall in the 200 IM (2:06.75) in the dual meet at South Carolina … Also picked up a win in the 200 back (2:05.06) in the dual meet at SCAD … Finished runner-up in the 200 IM in the dual meet at Georgia (2:07.59) and in both the 100 fly (56.55) and 100 IM (58.63) on Senior Day versus Emory … Placed fourth overall in the 200 fly (2:10.59) versus Delta State and in the 100 back (58.61) at SCAD … Finished 12th in the 400 IM (4:15.34), 13th in the 200 fly (1:59.38) and 27th in the 200 IM (2:01.05) at the 2018 ACC Championships … 2018 team captain … A member of the team’s Leadership Council … Recognized as a 2017-18 CSCAA scholar all-American honorable mention.

2016-17 (Junior): Posted a strong junior season for the Jackets … Set the Tech school record in the 400 IM with a time of 4:12.69 at the 2017 ACC Championships … Was also a part of the record setting 400 free relay team who posted a time of 3:18.41 at the ACC Championship meet … Posted new career-best marks in the 100 fly (54.43), 200 IM (1:59.99), 400 IM (4:12.69) and the 200 back (1:57.96) … Also turned in the second-fastest time on the year for the Jackets in the 200 back (1:57.96), 100 fly (54.43) and 200 IM (1:59.99) … Recorded the fourth-fastest time for Tech in the 200 breast (2:27.97) and the eighth-best time in the 100 free (52.32) on the year … Totaled 22 top-10 finishes on the year for the Jackets, highlighted by a sixth-place finish in the 400 IM (4:12.69) at the 2017 ACC Championships … Posted third-place showings in the 50 breast (31.66) versus Georgia Southern, in the 400 IM (4:30.04) against Notre Dame, in the 200 IM (2:07.21) in the dual meet with Georgia and in the 400 IM (4:26.92) against Alabama … Finished fourth overall in the 400 IM (4:32.52) in the tri-meet with Cincinnati and FAU, as well as in the 200 IM (2:08.13) versus Florida State and SCAD … Placed fifth in the 200 IM (2:09.89) in the double-dual meet with Boston College and Pitt and in the 100 free (53.03) versus Alabama … Finished 19th overall in both the 200 IM (2:01.89) and 400 IM (4:24.55) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Turned in a 20th-place finish in the 200 back (1:57.96) and a 21st-place showing in the 200 IM (1:59.99) at the ACC Championships … Also competed in the 100 fly (54.43), 200 IM (2:01.48) and 400 IM (4:16.39) at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet … Recognized as a 2016-17 CSCAA scholar all-American honorable mention.

2015-16 (Sophomore): Continued to be a versatile swimmer for the Jackets, swimming ten events throughout the season … Was a member of the record-breaking 800 free relay unit at the ACC Championships along with Iris Wang, Chiara Ruiu and Efrat Rotsztjen with a time of 7:12.73, breaking the old record by three seconds … Swam the fastest 400 IM of the season for the Jackets with a time of 4:18.37 at the ACC Championships, finishing in 20th-place overall … Recorded a career-best time in the 200 back with a time of 2:00.11, good enough for a 26th-place finish at the ACC Championships and ranked third among the Jackets for the season … Swam a career-best in the 200 IM at the ACC Championships in a swim-off, posting a time of 2:01.57 … Posted fastest 100 IM time of the season at 59.85 … CSCAA scholar all-American honorable mention.

2014-15 (Freshman): Had a strong freshman season for the Yellow Jackets … Led the team in the 100 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM … Posted four times that rank among the Jackets’ all-time top-10 … Placed fifth in the 400 IM at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a time of 4:16.62, which led Tech in 2014-15 and was the team’s second-fastest on record … Turned in a time of 2:01.89 in the 200 IM at the invitational, which was good for a 21st-place finish and ranked as the third-fastest time in team history … Scored points for Tech with a 15th-place finish in the 100 fly during the GT Invitational with a season-best time of 55.39, which was the team’s fastest of the season.

Before Tech: Helped lead her high school team to Cobb County championships in 2012 and 2013 … A two-time defending state champion in the 200 IM (2012 and 2013) … Holds the Walton school record in the 200 IM … A Chattahoochee Gold club age-group record holder in five events … Named a USA Swimming scholastic all-American and was a NISCA all-America selection in 2011-12 and 2012-13 … Named to the Georgia High School All-State Team in both 2012 and 2013 … Tabbed an AP Scholar with Honor and a member of the National Honor Society while in high school.

Personal: Full name is Kira Martine de Bruyn … Born August 24, 1996 in Pretoria, South Africa … Daughter of Pieter and Solange de Bruyn … Has one sister, Miko … Hobbies include art, reading, canoeing and traveling … Chose Georgia Tech because of academics, the swimming and diving team and location … Majoring in industrial design.

 

de Bruyn’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)
EVENTTIMEMEET
50 Free23.912014 Georgia Tech Invitational
100 Free51.56 (s)2014 Georgia Tech Invitational
200 Free1:54.60vs. Georgia & SCAD (11/7/14)
500 Free5:12.86vs. Penn State & Liberty (10/2/15)
100 Breast1:10.26at Georgia (11/4/15)
200 Breast2:19.412014 Georgia Tech Invitational
100 Fly54.43Bulldog Last Chance Meet (2/26/17)
200 Fly1:59.832018 ACC Championships
100 IM58.63vs. Emory (1/27/18)
200 IM1:59.992017 ACC Championships
400 IM4:12.692017 ACC Championships
100 Back58.51at SCAD (1/6/18)
200 Back1:57.962017 ACC Championships