Georgia Tech swimming & diving opened up the 2017-18 season with wins over Pitt
Georgia Tech swimming & diving will open up the 2017-18 regular season next Friday at home versus Pittsburgh at 3 p.m.
Georgia Tech swimming & diving wraps up the White vs. Gold intrasquad meet tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.
Georgia Tech swimming & diving held its first official team practice on Tuesday
Georgia Tech swimming & diving earned CSCAA Scholar All-America honors for both the women's and men's teams for the Spring 2017 semester
2016-17 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention
2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2015-16 All-Big Ten Academic Team (at Indiana)
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 honorablemention.
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 10/7/17)|
|50 Free||22.87||2017 ACC Championships|
|100 Free||50.00||2017 ACC Championships|
|200 Free||1:51.18||2016 GT Invitational|
|100 Fly||54.93||2017 ACC Championships|