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Collin Kaden

  • position Im/breast/fly
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Humble, Texas
  • High school Atascocita
  • position Im/breast/fly
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Humble, Texas
  • High school Atascocita

Collin Kaden Bio

2012-13 – Closed out career in strong fashion…Swam in every meet during the regular season and at the SEC Championships…Advanced to the C final in the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships and finished 19th overall with a personal record and NCAA B cut of 47.85, which is the sixth fastest time in school history…Also swam in the 200 IM and just missed scoring with a 26th-place finish in 1:49.57, the fastest time on the team…Had the team[apos]s fourth fastest time in the 100 freestyle (45.46), fifth fastest in the 100 breaststroke (58.05), fourth fastest in the 200 breaststroke (2:03.33) and tied for the fastest in the 100 butterfly (47.85)…Helped the Gamecocks[apos] 200 medley relay team post a school-record time of 1:26.95 at the SEC Championships…Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2011-12 – Swam in all but one meet…Among Carolina[apos]s most versatile swimmers…Competed in the 200 breaststroke, 100 butterfly and 200 IM at the SEC Championships…Posted the team[apos]s second best time in the 100 butterfly (48.95) and 200 IM (1:50.10) with both coming at the SEC Championships…Claimed first in one race, winning the 200 IM against Georgia Tech (1:53.39)…Part of the Gamecocks[apos] 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay teams that recorded NCAA B cut times at the SEC Championships…Time of 1:19.89 in the 200 freestyle relay ranks as the second best all-time at Carolina…Had a career-best time of 48.62 in the time trials following the SEC Championships…Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 – One of the team[apos]s most versatile swimmers… In team[apos]s top five in seven individual events… Advanced to consolation finals at SEC Championships in 200 IM with team[apos]s best time (1:48.23), finishing 16th with the fifth-best 200 IM time in school history… Also had the team[apos]s best 100 butterfly time (49.09)…Second-best in the 200 breaststroke (2:00.04), which ranks as the third-best time in school history…Fourth-best SC time in 400 IM (4:05.13), coming at Nike Cup… Posted a 1:53.13 in 200 fly vs. Western Kentucky for team[apos]s fourth-best time of season… Time of 57.35 in 100 breast vs. Alabama/Georgia also ranked as third-best mark by a Gamecock this year… Time-trialed a career-best in 200 free at SEC Championships (1:39.28)…All times except 400 IM are career-bests… Won 200 IM vs. WKU and vs. Kentucky/Charleston.

2009-10 – Competed at SEC Championships in 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 breast events… Top times in 200 IM (1:51.52), 400 IM (4:00.80) and 200 breast (2:05.02) came at SEC Championships… Had fourth-best 100 breast time for South Carolina with 59.57 vs. Tennessee… Won 200 IM in first collegiate meet vs. Kentucky in 1:53.29, helping the Gamecocks to a victory over the Wildcats…Named to SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

PRE-COLLEGE – Graduated from Atascocita High School…Coach was David Pink…Team captain for two years…Team MVP…Named All-State and All-American in 200 IM, 100 breast, 100 fly and 400 FR…Finished third and fifth in consecutive years at the state high school meet…Club team is Eagles Swimming Association…Earned a U.S. Open cut time and made the ESA national team…Was a finalist in every event at sectionals…Honor roll student…Member of academic all-district team.

PERSONAL – Full name is Collin Andrew Kaden…Parents are James and Mary A. Kaden…Has four brothers, Chris, Sean, Thomas and Matt, and two sisters, Meghan and Erin…Father played football at Penn…Plans to major in sports marketing…Chose South Carolina because of its location, ambitious team and coaches, and opportunity to compete in the SEC…Picked the Gamecocks over offers from Washington, Missouri, Louisville and TCU.

Kaden[apos]s Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 freestyle 21.56 11/4/11 Tennessee Columbia, S.C.
100 freestyle 45.46 11/17/12 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.
200 freestyle 1:39.28 (TT) 2/19/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
100 breaststroke 57.35 1/29/11 Alabama/Georgia Columbia, S.C.
200 breaststroke 2:00.04 2/19/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
100 butterfly 47.85 2/21/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
200 butterfly 1:53.13 10/16/10 Western Kentucky Nashville, Tenn.
200 IM 1:48.30 2/17/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
400 IM 4:00.80 2/18/10 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.