Kate Douglass

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Kate Douglass is a competitive swimmer who represents the United States internationally. Douglass made headlines during her freshman year when she put up speedy times throughout the season in dual meets, her mid-season meet, and even at practice.

High School

Kate Douglass was ranked as the #2 recruit in SwimSwam’s 2019 Top 20 High School Rankings. On February 27, 2018, Douglass announced her verbal commitment to swim for the University of Virginia.

A 2018-19 U.S. National Junior Team member, Douglass competed at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina and the 2017 Junior World Championships in Indianapolis. As an age grouper, she set the U.S. Swimming National 13-14 and 15-16 Age Group Record for the 50 free. Douglass held the New York high school state records in the 50 and 100 freestyle, and qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trails in the 50 free, 100 and 200 breast, and 200 IM.

College (Virginia)

2019-2020

As a freshman, Douglass made headlines left and right. She showed her extreme range early in the dual meet season, where she joined an exclusive group by going 22 in the 50 free and 2:07 in the 200 breast. She impressed further at her mid-season meet, the Tennessee Invite, when she went lifetime bests in the 50 free (21.53), 100 free (47.85), 100 breast (59.53), 200 breast (2:06.19), 100 fly (50.30), and 200 IM (1:52.84).

At the ACC Championships, Douglass started things off in the 200 IM, where she took her 1st ACC title in a 1:51.36, becoming the fastest freshman in the event all-time.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 50 Free 21.09 03/18/21 2021 NCAA Championships
Greensboro, North Carolina
scy 100 Free 46.30 03/20/21 2021 NCAA Championships
Greensboro, North Carolina
scy 100 Breast 59.53 11/22/19 2019 UT Invite
Knoxville, Tennessee
scy 200 Breast 2:03.93 02/05/21 2021 Cavalier Invite
Charlottesville, Virginia
scy 100 Fly 49.55 03/19/21 2021 NCAA Championships
Greensboro, North Carolina
scy 200 IM 1:50.92 11/19/20 2020 UT Double Dual Finals
Charlottesville, Virginia
lcm 50 Free 24.99 11/13/20 2020 US Open
Richmond, Virginia
lcm 100 Free 55.24 11/14/20 2020 US Open
Richmond, Virginia
lcm 100 Fly 57.43 11/13/20 2020 US Open
Richmond, Virginia
lcm 200 IM 2:12.11 12/05/19 2019 Toyota U.S. Open
Atlanta, Georgia
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