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Kathleen Hersey


  • Swimmer at Swim Atlanta (SA-GA)
  • in 2008 = 18 DOB: Feb 21, 1990
  • 5' 11" (180.3 cm)
  • Hometown = Atlanta, Ga.
  • in 2008 resides in Roswell, Ga.
  • former resident of Athens, Georgia
  • Coach = Mark Minier
  • Wikipedia:Kathleen Hersey
  • USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.

Career Highlights:

Captured gold in the 200m butterfly and silver in the 400m IM at the 2007 Conoco Phillips National Championships ... Won four gold medals at the 2007 Pan American Games ... at the 2006 CP Nationals, took third in the 200m fly

Pan Pacs:

2006: 10th, 200m fly

Pan Am Games

2007: Gold, 100m/200m FL & 400m IM & 400m MR-R

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg Nationals

2007: 6th 100m FL; 1st 200m FL; 4th 200m IM

2007 World Rankings:

24th, 100m fly; 6th, 200m fly; 30th, 200m IM; 21st, 400m IM

2006 World Rankings:

64th, 100m fly; 26th, 200m fly; 61st, 200m IM; 35th, 400m IM

2005 World Rankings:

77th, 200m fly; 105th, 400m IM


Holds NAG (17-18) in 200m FL, set at 2008 ST All-American LC Champions

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg Swim Titles

200m Fly (1): '07, 200 FL (SUM)


National Teams: 2006 National Junior Team member ... 2007 Pan Pacs Team member High School: 22-time All-American ... state record holder ... multiple state championships


High School: Marist HS '08

College: Texas '12

Family, Village, Community

Parents: Brian and Regina Hersey … father is a consultant, and mother is a freelance editor

Sports Played Before Swimming: Basketball, tennis

Nickname(s): Legs … nicknamed Legs because her friends all say she is so tall and has such long legs

Pet(s): One dog … Hoover is a German short-haired pointer

Hobbies Outside the Pool: Playing tennis. photography, scrapbooking, baking Ultimate Way to Relax: Having "movie day" with friends Most Influential Person: Father and friend (Mary Brown) ... "I admire them because of their ability to transcend great difficulty with grace and determination."

Training Notes


Swims 9,000 yards per day, 3-4 • hours a day, 6 days a week More: Is adopted … her birth father played football in college, and her mom was a collegiate swimmer

More: When she was younger, wanted to be a princess ... drives a 1981 Mercedes Diesel

Favorites: U.S. city: New York City ... int'l destination: Sydney ... summer activity: being lazy by the pool or at the beach ... tv: Grey's Anatomy


  • Four Pan American Games Medals (4g)

International Medals

2007 Pan American Games 2007: Gold, 400m IM; Gold, 100m FL; Gold, 200m FL; Gold, 400m MED-R

Top Times

Event 100m FR 200m FR 100m FL 200m FL 200m IM 400m IM Best 58.13 2:01.01 59.14 2:07.13 2:14.91 4:42.25 Year Mar 07 Aug 07 Jul 07 Mar 08 Jul 07 Jul 07


Ultraswim GP - 17 Final, 100m FL; 10 Final, 200m FL; 3 Final, 400m IM 08 OSU GP - t3 Final, 100m FL; 9 Final, 200m IM; 8 Final, 400m IM


SCY NATS - t10 Final, 100y FL; t2 Final, 200y FL; t2 Final, 200y IM; t1 Final, 400y IM SUM NATS - 6 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m FL; 4 Final, 200m IM; 2 Final, 400m IM; 15 Final, 400m FR-R; 18 Final, 800m FR-R; 25 Final, 400m MED-R PAN AMS - 1 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m FL; 1 Final, 400m IM; 1 Final, 400m MED-R


PAN PAC - 10 Final, 200m FL SUM NATS - 6 Final, 100m FL; 3 Final, 200m FL; 17 Final, 200m IM; 7 Final, 400m IM SPG CHAMPS - 9 Final, 100m BK; 3 Final, 100m FL; 3 Final, 200m FL; 5 Final, 200m IM; 8 Final, 400m IM


US OPEN - 15 Final, 200m BK; 5 Final, 100m FL; 2 Final, 200m FL; 8 Final, 200m IM; 5 Final, 400m IM SUM NATS - 8 Final, 200m FL; 18 Final, 200m IM; 11 Final, 400m IM