Born June 30, 1996 Kristin Malone is a Wisconsin-native currently attending Texas A&M. A freestyle and breaststroke specialist, Malone competed with Shorewood Swim Club for 11 years prior to becoming an Aggie – she was also an athlete on the track & field team. She graduated from Shorewood High School in Milwaukee, where she was an eight-time conference champion and three-time Wisconsin state champion. In just her first season as an Aggie she qualified for the NCAA Championships and earned All-America honors. Malone intends to major in Kinesiology, and she chose A&M because of the success of the swim program and her relationship with the team. Her favorite Aggie traditions are the Midnight Yell and Fish Camp, and she also claims that her favorite training sets involve aerobic threshold. Recruiters were impressed with Malone’s efficient freestyle stroke, and her rate of improvement over recent years.
As a freshman Malone competed at the SEC Championships – she finished 24th in the 200 freestyle, 14th in the 100 freestyle and made her first ‘A’ final, finishing eighth in the 200 IM. Malone qualified for the NCAA Championships, finishing 62nd in the 200 IM, 49th in the 200 freestyle and 43rd in the 100 freestyle. She also picked up her first NCAA All-America honor, swimming the third leg of the fourth-place 400 freestyle relay.
As a student at Shorewood High School Malone earned numerous accolades including D2 Swimmer of the Year and the Woodland conference Swimmer of the Year 2011-2013. She was an eight-time conference champion and three-time state champion in addition to her six Shorewood Swimmer of the Year awards.
Texas A&M 2015-2016 Malone made a name for herself in the relays, earning All-American Honors with her teammates in the free relay (13th), 400 free relay (3rd) and 800 free relay (5th). Malone also swam the 200 IM, 100 free and 200 free. At the SEC Championships, Malone placed sixth in the 200 IM (1:56.45) and 200 free (1:46.37) and 14th in the 100 free (48.78), and competed on three relays. Malone is a U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 200 IM and the 50 and 100 free.