Asia Seidt

View Current photo via Courtesy of Tim Binning

Asia Seidt is a competitive swimmer that represents the US internationally. As a high schooler, Seidt was ranked as the #19 high schooler nationally by SwimSwam. She verbally committed to swim for Kentucky on October 4, 2015.

College (Kentucky)

2018-2019

Seidt continued her improvement curve, dropping a myriad of best times at the end of the season. At the SEC Championships, Seidt 3-peated her title in the 200 backstroke in 1:49.31, just .07 off of her own school record. She also placed 2nd in the 100 back and 9th in the 200 IM. At the 2019 NCAA Championships, Seidt finished 3rd in the 200 back with a personal best of 1:48.65. She also notched 5th place finishes in the 100 back (50.68, best time) and the 200 IM (1:53.54). She was also on the scoring 400 free, 800 free, and 400 medley relays for the Wildcats. Prior to the NCAA championships, Seidt was awarded the 2019 Women’s DI Elite 90 award. After the championships, it was announced that she was also the 2019 Arther Ashe Female Sports Scholar of the Year.

2017-2018

Throughout her sophomore year, Seidt continuing her improvement at UK. At the 2018 SEC Championships, she took 1st place in the 100 (50.86) and 200 (1:49.65) backstrokes, as well as 2nd place in the 200 IM (1:53.04). This put her on the First Team All-SEC. Following her stellar performance at SEC’s, she notched 2nd place in the 200 back (1:49.24) at the 2018 NCAA’s, while also finishing 7th in the 200 IM (1:53.78) and 9th in the 100 back (51.06).

2016-2017

Seidt made an immediate impact for the Wildcats. At the 2017 SEC Championships, Seidt won the 200 back (1:50.22) as a freshman, while also placing 3rd in the 100 back (51.40) and 4th in the 200 IM (1:55.02). This performance gave her the honor of SEC Female Freshman of the Year. All-SEC First Team, and SEC All-Freshman Team. At her first NCAA Championships, Seidt placed 3rd in the 200 back (1:49.63, new school record). She also scored in the 100 back (12th, 51.59) and the 200 IM (8th, 1:55.19).

National/International Competition

2017 Phillips 66 National Championships

At the 2017 world champ trials, Seidt finished 3rd in the 200 back (2:08.99), just missing the worlds team but qualifying her for the World University Games.

2017 World University Games

At the 2017 WUG’s in Taipei, Seidt placed 4th in the 200 back (2:10.31).

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 100 Back 50.68 03/22/19 NCAA Championships
Austin, Texas
scy 200 Back 1:48.65 03/23/19 NCAA Championships
Austin, Texas
scy 200 IM 1:53.04 02/15/18 SEC Chamiponships
College Station, Texas
lcm 100 Back 1:00.57 07/08/18 2018 Columbus Pro Swim
Columbus, Ohio
lcm 200 Back 2:08.91 07/07/18 2018 Columbus Pro Swim
Columbus, Ohio
lcm 200 Fly 2:09.62 07/25/18 2018 Summer Nationals
Irvine, California
Asia Seidt (Sacred Heart) photo: Tim Binning Asia Seidt, Kentucky Kentucky's Ali Galyer, Danielle Galyer, & Asia Seidt embrace after all swimming the A final of the 200 back. Seidt was third. Asia Seidt 2017 USA Swimming World Team Trials (photo: Mike Lewis) Asia Seidt (photo: Mike Lewis) Courtesy: Kentucky Athletics Asia Seidt (photo: Jack Spitser)

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