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Kaitlyn Bacik, a senior at Beavercreek High School and a member of the Coffman Family YMCA in Springboro, Ohio, has announced her commitment to swim for the University of Kentucky in the fall of 2020. A sprint/middle distance freestyler and backstroker, Bacik will be joining a Wildcats team that has built a reputation for producing top-level backstrokers, most recently two-time All-American Ali Gayler.
At the 2020 Ohio High School Division I (big schools) State Championship meet, Bacik took 12th place in the 100-yard freestyle (52.91) and led off Beavercreek’s 200-yard freestyle that finished in 12th place as well. At the 2019 YMCA Great Lakes Zone Championships, she took 4th place in the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.85) and 6th in the 200-yard backstroke (2:06.90).
Top Times in Yards:
- 50 free – 24.07
- 100 free – 52.79
- 200 free – 1:53.57
- 500 free – 5:07.62
- 100 back – 59.44
- 200 back – 2:06.90
Bacik will join backstrokers Abbie Shaw and Torie Buerger as well as Anna Havens Rice, Kaylee Williams, Kristyn Sabol, Leah Luckett, Sofie Davis, Tori Orcutt, Van McKinley, and Megan Drumm as the members of the Wildcats’ class of 2024.
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