Western Reserve Academy
Basketball, bowling and swimming student-athletes honored
‘Dores set two school records, numerous personal and season best times throughout the week
400 IM, 100 butterfly, and 200 freestyle highlighted the morning prelims
Johanna Goldblatt now holds the school record after her swim in the 50 freestyle prelims
The ‘Dores and Cougars were close all afternoon but Houston pulled away at the end
February 18, 2014
February 19, 2014
The Vanderbilt swim team gathered in the McGugin Center to welcome Audrey Williams of Team Impact to the program.
The Vanderbilt swim team honors its six seniors prior to the meet against Arkansas and Houston.
Vanderbilt Swimming 2015-6 Head/Team shots. Photos by Joe Howell. (9/11/15)
• 2015-16 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
• 2014-15 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015-16 (Junior): Competed in five meets for the Commodores… Tallied two podium finishes… Swam a season-best 10:58.81 in the 1000 freestyle which led to a second place finish versus Campbell and NC A&T… Finished third in the 100 freestyle (47.69) against UALR… Season best time in the 500 freestyle (5:13.81) came against UALR and netted a fourth place finish.
2014-15 (Sophomore): Recorded two of the fastest times of the year for the Commodores as a sophomore… Swam a team record 10:20.73 in the 1000-yard freestyle verses SEC opponent Arkansas on January 10th… For the second year in a row Babbin set the team record in the 1650 free at the SEC Championship (17:03.86)… Secured four top-three finishes for the ‘Dores in the 1000 free… 2nd place finish in the 1650, swimming in at a time of 17:34.49 against SDSU and UALR… Finished fourth against South Carolina, Queens and Wingate in the 1000 freestyle (17:27.26)… 2nd place in the 1650-yard free against SDSU and UALR (17:34.49)… Earned 4th place in the 1000 free (10:31.37) and 500 free (5:06.94) against Auburn and Notre Dame… swam to a 4th place finish in the 500 free (5:10.73) and 6th place finish in the 200 free (1:57.53) against Marshall and Xavier… Placed 3rd against Tulane and WKU in the 1000 free (10:27.73).
2013-14 (Freshman): Broke a 24 year old school record with a time of 4:55.51 in the 500-yard freestyle at the SEC Championships ... Posted a 25-second personal record in the 1650-yard freestyle (16.56.69) at the SEC Championships ... Placed third in the 1000-yard freestyle versus Auburn with a time of 10:46.39 ... Had three top three finishes against Texas A&M; 1000 yard freestyle (10:36.46), 500-yard freestyle (5.16.89) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3.47.86) ... Finished third in the 1000-yard freestyle against Liberty (10.34.87) ... Finished second in the 1000-yard freestyle versus Liberty (10:34.98) ... Had the top time in the 200-yard freestyle time trial in the Georgia Tech Invitational (1:54.81) ... Had a runner-up finish in the 1000-yard freestyle in the Liberty/West Florida meet (10:34.87) ... Finished second in the 200-yard freestyle against Arkansas Little-Rock (1:57.32) ... Placed third in the 1000-yard freestyle versus Arkansas/Kansas (10:30.18).
High School/Club: Swam for Western Reserve Academy under head coach Michael Bonomo ... Named USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans three times ... 2013 Academic All-American ... Swam for club team Lake Erie Silver Dolphins under coach Jerry Holtrey ... Three-time open water national qualifier (finished 21st in 2013) ... Three-time most improved for Silver Dolphins ... Holds school records in the 200 free, 500 free, 100 fly and 400 free relay.
Personal:Kathryn Babbin .... Born September 14, 1994 ... Daughter of Kimberly and Mike ... Sister of Caroline and Jessica ...Nickname: Babbs... Started swimming at the age of eight ... Lists Volleyball as her favorite sport other than swimming ... Majoring in Human and Organizational Development while at Vanderbilt.