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     David Kimmerly
    David Kimmerly

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lockport, Ill.

    High School:
    Lockport

    Event:
    Backstroke/Breaststroke/IM


    2000-2001 Highlights: Selected as Men's Swimming Student/Athlete of the Year...earned a 10th-place finish at the Midwestern Collegiate Conference championships in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 53.06?raced to a season-best time of 1:57.98 in the 200-yard individual medley at the MCC championships?placed fourth in the 200-yard backstroke (1:55.19) at the 2001 Illinois State championships?propelled UIC to a 142-80 triumph over Butler with victories in the 200-year freestyle (1:49.53) and 200-yard backstroke (1:57.82)?coasted to a winning time of 2:00.54 in the 200-yard backstroke and finished third in the 100-yard butterfly (55.35) at the UW-Milwaukee Triangular meet.

    1999-2000 Highlights: Placed fifth at the Midwestern Collegiate Conference 100-yard backstroke finals with a time of 52.34...qualified for the USA Speedo Junior National Championships in Orlando, Fla.

    1998-99 Highlights: Became the first UIC swimmer to qualify for the U.S. Open Championships finals in the 100-yard backstroke (58.32)...finished sixth in both the 100-yard backstroke (52.70) and 200-yard backstroke (1:53.70) at the MCC Championships...set a school-record in the 100-yard backstroke (52.06) in the MCC preliminaries and also recorded career-best in the 200-yard backstroke (1:53.70)...set a personal-best and a 13th place finish in the 200-yard individual medley performance (1:56.74) at the conference meet...tallied two top finishes in the 100 (52.99) and 200-yard backstroke (1:55.45) at the Bill Ritter Invitational.

    Prep/Personal: Captured the Ontario high school championship in the 100-yard backstroke before moving to the United States...garnered All-conference, All-state and All-American honors for Lockport Township High School...was team captain as a senior?captured a fourth-place finish at the 1998 state championships in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard individual medley...led the Porters to a 14th-place team finish at state in 1998...born May 2, 1980...son of Michael and Anne Kimmerly...majoring in criminal justice/applied psychology at UIC.

    Kimmerly's Career Best Times:

    100-yard Backstroke: 52.06 UIC RECORD 2-27-99 100-yard Butterfly: 55.35 11-11-00 200-yard Backstroke: 1:53.55 2-26-00 200-yard Individual Medley: 1:56.74 2-27-99 400-yard Individual Medley: 4:26.30 11-7-98 200-yard Freestyle: 1:49.53 2-3-01