Originally from DeKalb, Ill., Caitlynn Moon is a swimming at Texas A&M. A future veterinarian, Moon is studying Animal Science, and is a strict freestyle specialist. Born in Rockford on Feb. 16, 1996 Moon’s father, Mitchell, also was a swimmer that graduated from Eastern Illinois. Competing for the DeKalb County Swim Team (DCST)/Kishwaukee YMCA, Moon was a 21-time YMCA National All-America honoree while breaking eight SCY and LCM club records. Standing 5’9″ Moon was homeschooled throughout high school and was the no. three recruit out of the state of Illinois according to collegeswimming.com. She is a mid-to-distance specialist, and earned her first National cut in the mile – she’s now the YMCA National Record holder in the event. Moon chose A&M for its swim program as well as the vet school.
Moon is currently in her freshman season as an Aggie. She competed in the dual-meet season, and finished up her first year at Texas A&M vs. Louisiana State. Moon focused her mid-season taper on the Art Adamson Invitational, where she was just off her best times in the 500 freestyle and the mile.
Moon is a 21-time YMCA All-American, and the YMCA National Record Holder in the 1,650 freestyle. She’s also qualified for both Junior Nationals and USA Nationals, but has qualified for the YMCA Nationals more than six times. She holds nine club records, and is a Scholastic All-American.