Katharine Berkoff

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Katharine Berkoff is a competitive swimmer who represents the United States internationally. Berkoff is the daughter of Olympic gold medalist David Berkoff, but has built a name for herself separate from her father.

Berkoff was ranked #3 on SwimSwam’s Top 20 NCAA Recruits Class of 2019, topping the class in both the 100 (51.93) and 200 backstroke (1:51.40).

In November 2018, Berkoff committed to swim collegiately at NC State.

National/International Competition

2019 World University Games (Napoli, Italy)

At the World University Games, Berkoff won the 100 back with a meet record 59.29, snapping her own record (59.57) from the prelims, and finished fourth in the 50 back (28.57).

She also was a member of Team USA’s gold medal 4×100 medley relay team, swimming a 1:00.03 in the backstroke.

Coming off of a quick turnaround from WUG’s, Berkoff won the 200 free (2:03.o9) at the Mt. Hood Speedo Sectional meet in July 2019, swimming a personal best to win by just over a second.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 100 Free 48.76 03/14/19 2019 PN Spring Speedo Sectionals
Federal Way, Washington
scy 200 Free 1:46.14 03/15/19 2019 PN Spring Speedo Sectionals
Federal Way, Washington
scy 100 Back 50.72 12/06/18 2018 West Speedo Winter Juniors
Austin, Texas
scy 200 Back 1:50.13 01/18/19 2019 PN AP 43rd Annual Washington Open
Federal Way, Washington
lcm 50 Back 28.13 07/27/18 2018 Summer Nationals
Irvine, California
lcm 100 Back 59.29 07/07/19 2019 World University Games
Napoli, Italy
Berkoff, Richmond Pro Series, via Allie Fogleman XXX Summer universiade - World University Games - courtesy of Giusy Cisale Swimswam Katherine Berkoff 2017 USA Swimming World Team Trials (photo: Mike Lewis) Katherine Berkoff (photo: Mike Lewis) Katharine Berkoff 2017 USA Swimming World Team Trials (photo: Mike Lewis) KAtherine Berkoff, Richmond Pro Series, via Allie Fogleman

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