Kristne Vredeveld is a 6’0″ swimmer at the University of California, Berkeley originally from Chattanooga, Tenn. Vredeveld is a sprint freestyle specialist who has been a member of the U.S. National Junior Team. She was one of the earlier commitments of the 2013 recruiting season, and Vredeveld claimed that the coaching staff and the closeness of the team are what brought her to choose Cal. Born July 1, 1995 to parents, Sandy and Roger, Vredeveld comes from an athletic family. Her father was a swimmer, her mother played volleyball at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her brother is a swimmer at the University of Virginia. She’s a former National Age Group 15-16 girls record holder in the 50 yard freestyle, which she set in 2011 touching in a time of 22.17. Vredeveld also has a passion for travel – she’s been to nearly every state in the U.S. and seven countries around the world.
As a freshman Vredeveld competed at the 2014 Pac 12 Championships swimming the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles. She finished 13th in the 50, 19th in the 200 and 24th in the 100.
Vredeveld started off the Pac 12 Championships by winning a swim-off with Katarzyna Wilk from USC in the 50 freestyle for the last spot in the ‘A’ final. She finished eighth in the 50 freestyle and 14th in the 100 freestyle.
As a member of the 2011-2012 U.S. National Junior Team Vredeveld won a gold medal as a member of the 400m freestyle relay at the FINA World Junior Championships in Lima, Peru. She also came in fourth in the 50m freestyle.
At Baylor School Vredeveld is a 16-time state champion and she set a 15-16 NAG record in the 50 freestyle.