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Ariana Kukors, PRONOUNCED: COO-coors


Career Highlights:[]

Silver medalist in the 400m IM at the 2006 Pan Pacifics, her first major international competition ... earned silver in the 400m IM at the 2007 Dual in the Pool ... finished second in the 400m IM at the 2006 Nationals to earn a spot on the 2007 World Championships team ... won U.S. national titles in the 200m and 400m IM at the 2005 Nationals

World Championships[]

2007: 5, 400m IM

Pan Pacs:[]

2006: Silver, 400m IM; 9, 200m IM. 1st major intl competition

NCAA NCAA logo Championships[]

2008 (Fr): 2, 200y IM; 3, 400y IM

2007 World Rankings:[]

86th, 200m free; 69th, 50m back; 83rd, 100m back; 95th, 200m back; 46, 200m IM; 7th, 400m IM

2006 World Rankings:[]

34th, 200m back; 94th, 200m breast; 83rd, 200m fly; 4th, 200m IM; 7th, 400m IM

2005 World Rankings:[]

70th, 100m back; 88th, 200m back; 11th, 200m IM; 18th, 400m IM

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States Swim Titles[]

400m IM (2): '05 SUM, '04 SUM 200m IM (1): '05 SUM


National Teams: Two-time National A Team (2005-06)


High School: Auburn Mountainview HS '07 College: Washington '11 College Major: Undecided

Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Pete and Jaapje Sibling(s): Older sister (Emily) swims for Auburn University ... 2007 Team USA member at the Pan Ams (2g, 1s) ... younger sister (Mattie) also swims for King Aquatic Club Started Swimming: At age 5 ... "I had to be like my older sister and she started swimming." Sports Played Before Swimming: Gymnastics, fast-pitch softball Nickname(s): Ari Pet(s): One dog ... Sierra is a Border Collie and Lab mix Hobbies Outside the Pool: Going to movies, shopping Ultimate Way to Relax: Shopping, sleeping Most Influential Person: Sisters, Emily and Mattie ... "Emily is outgoing and friendly and I've looked up to her my whole life, and Mattie is tough with a beautiful heart and manages to keep us all together even when we live in different parts of the country. Because all of us our swimmers, we relate to each other, support each other, and have the utmost respect for the other."

Training Notes[]


Swims 7-9,000 meters/yards per day, 3-4 hours a day, 7 days a week More: "I am addicted to green tea and white chocolate mochas." ... when she was little, wanted to be a doctor Favorites: U.S. city: Seattle ... Int'l destination: Sydney ... Band: Rascal Flatts ... Music: R&B, country ... Summer activity: sea-dooing ... Movie: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days ... TV: Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy

International Medals[]

2007 Duel in The Pool 2007: Silver, 400m IM 2006 Pan Pacific Champs 2006: Silver, 400m IM

Top Times[]

Event Best Year 200m IM 2:11.68 Jun 08 400m IM 4:39.51 Apr 07


Swimvitational - 8 Final, 100m FR; 3 Final, 200m FR; 14 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m IM 08 SCSC GP - 15 Final, 100m FR; 8 Final, 200m BK; 14 Final, 100m FL; 16 Final, 200m FL; 5 Final, 400m IM NCAA - 4 Final, 200y BR; 2 Final, 200y IM; 3 Final, 400y IM


SUM NATS - 16 Final, 100m BK; 7 Final, 200m IM; 5 Final, 400m IM; 6 Final, 400m FR-R; 9 Final, 800m FR-R; 1 Final, 400m MED-R SCSC GP - 11 Final, 400m FR; 15 Final, 100m BK; 20 Final, 200m BK; 18 Final, 200m BR; 7 Final, 200m IM; 6 Final, 400m IM; 7 Final, 400m FR-R MoO DiP - 5 Final, 200m IM; 2 Final, 400m IM WORLD - 5 Final, 400m IM


US OPEN - 24 Final, 200m FR; 8 Final, 200m BK; 5 Final, 200m IM PAN PAC - 9 Final, 200m IM; 2 Final, 400m IM SUM NATS - 5 Final, 100m BK; 4 Final, 200m IM; 2 Final, 400m IM SPG CHAMPS - 1 Final, 100m BK; 3 Final, 200m BK; 4 Final, 200m FL; 2 Final, 200m IM; 2 Final, 400m IM


US OPEN - 14 Final, 200m FR; 5 Final, 100m BK; 4 Final, 200m BK; 15 Final, 200m BR; 10 Final, 200m FL; 2 Final, 200m IM SUM NATS - 18 Final, 200m BK; 1 Final, 200m IM; 1 Final, 400m IM WC TRIALS - 8 Final, 100m BK; 15 Final, 200m BK; 15 Final, 200m BR; 5 Final, 200m IM; 5 Final, 400m IM


SUM NATS - 20 Final, 200m BR; 21 Final, 200m FL; 3 Final, 200m IM; 1 Final, 400m IM OLY TRIALS - 10 Final, 200m IM


US OPEN - 12 Final, 200m IM; 7 Final, 400m IM SUM NATS - 14 Final, 400m IM