Hawaii Grabs Verbal From 1:02 100 Breaststroker Kionna Clayton


Hawaii will be adding a new breaststroker to their ranks next season, as Indiana-based Kionna Clayton has given her verbal commitment to join the Rainbow Wahine. Clayton’s current training base is with PRO Swimming in Uniondale, and she’ll be graduating from Penn High School at the end of this school year.

Clayton, a Scholastic All-American, was a medalist in the 100 breast at the 2016 Indiana Girls State Championships. At that meet, she popped a 1:02.62 on her way to a 3rd place finish. She was also the High School Sectionals champion in that race with her personal best 1:02.58.

On her commitment:

I am thrilled to announce my commitment to swim for the University of Hawaii! I love everything about the school and the team, and I can’t wait to be a Rainbow Wahine for the next four years!

Clayton’s Top Times:

Event Best time
100 breast 1:02.58
200 breast 2:24.27
50 free 24.20
100 free 52.80
200 IM 2:12.24

Last season, the Hawaii women placed 2nd at the MPSF Championships. Adding Clayton to the roster should have an immediate scoring impact for the team. Her time in the 100 breast is already fast enough to qualify for the championship final at the conference meet. It would also make her the fastest 100 breaststroker on Hawaii’s current roster, so she’ll likely be a contributor in the medley relays as well.

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email to [email protected].

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