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Kyle Barone
Kyle Barone
Back, Fly

Kyle Barone

Back, Fly

Height 5-11
Major Computer Science
Hometown Cornelius, N.C.
Last School Cannon School
Club Team Efinity Aquatic Club
Year Junior
Kyle Barone

Biography

2018-19 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2018-19 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention

2019-20 (Sophomore): NCAA Qualifier … His 100 back (45.77) and 100 fly (46.25) at the ACC Championships were NCAA B qualifying times and each rank second in program history … Also competed at ACCs with the 200 free relay (1:18.15) and 200 medley relay (1:24.95) which each rank second in program history, and the 400 medley relay (3:10.16), which ranks fourth, and the 400 free relay group (2:55.06) which ranks 10th in program history … Had the team’s best 200 back time of the season, finishing in 1:46.63 at ACCs … Won the 100 back (48.89) and 200 back (1:48.30) against South Carolina … Took second in the 100 back (49.60) and 200 back (1:51.72) against Georgia Southern, SCAD, and in the 100 back (49.60) against Florida State … Came in third in the 100 back (49.74) against Auburn and Tennessee (50.06), as well as in the 200 back against Florida State (1:51.38) … Swam the 100 back in 47.88 at the Georgia Tech Invitational to place fifth.

2018-19 (Freshman): Competed in eight individual events this season … Recorded two B qualifying times at the ACC Championships … Also recorded top-ten school record times in three events … His 100 back B qualifying time of 46.59 ranks second, his 100 fly B qualifying time of 49.90 ranks seventh, and his 200 back time of 1:45.17 ranks eighth in program history … Finished second in the 50 free (20.40), and swam his best 50 back (21.68) and 50 fly (21.55) of the season at the ACC Championships … Finished first in the 100 back (49.10), and also placed third in the 200 back (1:49.35) and sixth in the 100 fly (49.65) against FSU, Pitt … Won the 100 back (49.20) against South Carolina, and touched the wall second in the 100 back (49.18) against Denver … Runner-up in the 100 back (49.60) and 200 back (1:51.49) against Auburn … Finished second in the 100 back (49.15) against Notre Dame, Miami, and in the 200 back (1:51.05) against FGCU, SCAD … Swam one 200 fly (1:48.69 at the Georgia Tech Invitational) and one 100 IM (53.69 vs. Notre Dame) this season … Earned CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Before Tech: A four-year letter award winner in the pool at the Cannon School for head coach Nick Brunelli … Was a team captain as a senior … A North Carolina Interscholastic Athletic Association (NCISAA) 3A State Champion in both the 100 back and 100 fly events as a senior in 2018 … Also a NCISAA state champion in the 200 IM as a sophomore in 2016 … Named the Team MVP in 2017 as a junior …  Won the 100 back (48.23) and finished runner-up in the 200 fly (1:47.82) at the 2018 Southern Premier Invitational … Placed seventh overall in the 100 back (48.71) at the 2017 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships … Also swam for the Enfinity Aquatic Club and the SwimMAC Carolina swim team (2007-14) … Has turned in personal-best times of 21.44 in the 50 free, 47.43 in the 100 free and 1:40.62 in the 200 free … Also posted times of 22.64 in the 50 back, 48.23 in the 100 back, 1:49.42 in the 200 back, 48.36 in the 100 fly and 1:47.82 in the 200 fly events … Named a USA Swimming scholastic all-American in 2016-17 … Earned Honors Awards in AP calculus AB, chemistry and precalculus.

Personal: Has one older brother … Father, Tom, played print football at Cornell from 1984-97 … Most memorable athletic accomplishment was winning the medley relay at Age Group Sectionals when he was 14 years old at the McAuley Aquatic Center … Began swimming competitively at seven years old … Also enjoys mountain biking and whitewater kayaking … Chose Tech because of the amazing academics and great athletic program, and because he felt right at home on campus and with the team … Intends to major in engineering.

 

 

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