Georgia Tech swimming & diving completed its second sweep of the season with both the men and women defeating Northwestern on Saturday
Georgia Tech swimming & diving will return to the pool to take on Northwestern tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. ET
Georgia Tech swimming & diving opened up the 2017-18 season with wins over Pitt
Georgia Tech swimming & diving held its first official team practice on Tuesday
Georgia Tech’s Alex Kimpel competed in the 50, 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events this past week at the 2017 Phillips 66 National Championships
2016-17 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention
2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2015-16 NCAA Championships participant
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 10/7/17)|
|100 Breast||53.73||2017 ACC Championships|
|200 Breast||1:54.91||2016 Yellow Jacket Championship Qualifier|
|100 Fly||49.84||2015 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|100 IM||51.97||at Georgia (11/4/15)|
|200 IM||1:47.89||2016 ACC Championships|