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 held its first official team practice on Tuesday
87 Georgia Tech student-athletes participated in internships this summer
Yellow Jackets gaining real-world experience at a variety of world-class organizations
Georgia Tech swimming and diving posted 17 school records for the championships
2016-17 (Freshman): Competed for the Jackets in the 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 1650 free events on the season ... Set career-best times of 1:54.38 in the 200 free, 5:00.59 in the 500 free, 10:17.11 (split) in the 1000 free and 17:01.67 in the 1650 free on the year ... Recorded the third-fastest time for the Yellow Jackets on the season in both the 1000 free (10:17.11) and the 1650 free (17:01.67) ... Also posted the fourth-best time for Tech in the 500 free (5:00.59) and the ninth-fastest time in the 200 free (1:54.38) ... Was a member of the 800 free relay team that turned in the third-fastest time of the year for Tech at 7:46.32 at the GT Invitational ... Totaled 12 top-10 individual finishes on the year ... Took fourth in the 1000 free (10:46.91) in the double-dual meet with Boston College and Pitt and in the 1650 free (17:49.20) against Alabama ... Placed fifth overall in the 1000 free (10:35.74) in the dual meet against Georgia and in the 1000 free (10:41.44) at the tri-meet in Florida against both Cincinnati and FAU ... Finished in sixth-place in the 250 free (2:33.47) versus Georgia Southern, in the 500 free (5:16.46) against BC and Pitt and in the 1000 free (10:44.14) versus SCAD and Florida State ... Swam for the Jackets in the 200 free (1:54.38), 500 free (5:00.59) and 1650 free (17:01.67) at the 2017 ACC Championships.
Before Tech: Swam for a total of four years, two at International College and her final two years at Immaculate High School in Danbury, Conn. ... Also lettered in track and field for two seasons ... Was a two-time team captain in swimming ... Was the Connecticut High School Class M state champion in both the 200 and 500 free events ... Also came in first-place at the 2015 Connecticut Senior Championships in both the 500 free and 1000 free events ... A two-time all-state selection ... A four-time team MVP honoree ... Named the International College Athlete of the Year as a sophomore ... Set high school records in the 50, 100, 200 and 500 free events ... Also competed at the 2013 World Junior Swimming Championships for her home country of Lebanon ... Was named to the honor roll in both her junior and senior seasons ... A member of the National Honors Society .... Awarded the Community Service Award as a senior.
Personal: Full name is Sara al Khatib ... Born May 11, 1998 in Beirut, Lebanon ... Daughter of Hussein and Rola al Khatib ... Has an older brother named Karim ... Lived in Ridgefield, Conn. where she attended Immaculate High School ... Also enjoys running, biking, hiking and other outdoor activities ... Started swimming when she was five years old ... Most memorable non-athletic accomplishment was moving to the United States alone to finish high school ... Chose Georgia Tech for the swimming team, its excellence in academics and great facilities ... Intends to major in civil engineering.
|Al Khatib's Career Top Times (through 10/7/17)|
|200 Free||1:54.38||2017 ACC Championships|
|500 Free||5:00.59||2016 GT Invitational|
|1000 Free||10:17.11 (s)||2017 ACC Championships|
|1650 Free||17:01.67||2017 ACC Championships|
|* relay split (s)|