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Bryce Kananowicz

  • position Freestyle/Backstroke/IM
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  • High school Idaho Virtual Academy
  • position Freestyle/Backstroke/IM
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  • High school Idaho Virtual Academy

Bryce Kananowicz Bio

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2018 CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • 2018 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

IN THE RECORD BOOK

  • 1st — 200 backstroke
  • 6th — 100 backstroke

2017-18 (SENIOR)

  • Competed in five events in his final year at South Carolina (100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly, 200 IM)
  • Finished 27th at the SEC Championships in the 100 backstroke (48.70) and 26th in the 200 backstroke (1:45.24)
  • Placed third at the CSCAA Invite (48.50) in the 100 backstroke, second in the 200 backstroke (1:44.64), and 11th in the CSCAA Invite (48.74)
  • Finished first in the 100 backstroke in the SC College Invite (48.82)
  • Placed third in the 200 backstroke against East Carolina (1:53.39)
  • Had 22 total top-10 finishes during the season

2016-17 (JUNIOR)

  • Swam in five events as a junior (100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 200 IM, 400 IM, 100 butterfly)
  • Finished 21st in the 200 backstroke (1:44.98), 30th in the 100 backstroke (48.60) and 36th in the 100 butterfly (48.68) at the SEC Championships
  • Tallied 11 top-10 finishes throughout the regular season
  • Placed fourth in the 200 backstroke in three meets: Tenneesse (1:51.47), Duke (1:51.13) and at the SC College Invite (1:51.09)

2016 OLYMPIC TRIALS – CANADA

  • Swam in three events, including two Olympic Trials A finals
  • Finished sixth in the 200m backstroke (2:02.65)
  • Chalked up a ninth-place result in the 100m backstroke (56.99)
  • Ended his meet by placing 27th in the 200m IM (2:07.64)

2015-16 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Competed in five events, serving as one of the team’s top performers in the backstroke
  • Had his best finish at the SEC Championships in the 200 backstroke, placing 25th (1:45.84)
  • Placed 29th in the 200 butterfly (1:47.87) at the conference meet, and added a 33rd-place result in the 400 IM (3:57.11)
  • Earned a race victory at the SC Quad Met in the 100 backstroke (50.81)
  • Ended the season with six podium finishes

2014-15 (FRESHMAN)

  • Primarily competed in the 100 and 200 backstroke and 200 and 400 IM
  • Set a personal record of 1:44.21 that he set in the final at the SEC Championships, finishing 17th overall
  • Just missed the finals in the 400 IM at the SEC Championships finishing 25th with a time of 3:53.81, also finished 30th in the 200 IM with a time of 1:49.77
  • Finished first in the 200 backstroke against Queens and Wingate
  • At the Virginia Tech Invitational placed third in the 400 IM (3:52.94), 6th in the 100 backstroke (49.41), 200 backstroke (1:47.69) and 200 butterfly (1:50.70) and eighth in the 200 IM (1:49.33)
  • Earned his first collegiate win in the 200 butterfly (1:51.20) at Kentucky
  • Tallied eight top-three finishes throughout the season

PRE COLLEGE

  • Swam for Lake City High School
  • Help lead team to first state championship in 2011
  • Six-time state champion

PERSONAL

  • Born Dec. 22, 1995
  • Parents are Ben and Sherry Kanowicz
  • Majoring in exercise science
Kananowicz’s Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 Backstroke 48.13t 2/25/17 Bulldog Last Chance Athens, Ga.
200 Backstroke 1:43.24t! 2/16/18 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
100 Butterfly 48.47t 2/19/15 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
200 Butterfly 1:47.87 2/18/16 SEC Championships Columbia, Mo.
200 IM 1:49.33 11/20/14 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.
400 IM 3:52.94 11/21/14 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.

 

! = School Record

p = Prelims

t = Time Trial

# = Leadoff Split/Split

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