Kate

Zimmer

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Backstroke/Freestyle/Butterfly
Height: 5'8"
Class: Senior
City/State: Missoula, Mont.
High School: Big Sky HS
Major: Nutrition and Food Science
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

JUNIOR SEASON (2017-18)
Opened the season by anchoring the 200-yard medley relay team that took gold with a time of 1:44.14 against Loyola and Tulane ... Swam a personal-best time of 52.72 as part of the 400-yard freestyle relay team that took fourth against Pittsburgh and Virginia ... Won gold as part of the 200-yard medley relay team with a time of 1:43:43 against SMU ... Recorded personal-best times in the 50-yard freestyle, 100 and 200-yard backstroke with times of 23.42, 55.46 and 2:03.46 respectively at the Art Adamson Invitational ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016-17)
Garnered second overall in the 100 back in the season opener against Vanderbilt ... Swam the opening leg for the 200 and 400 medley relay and 400 free relay squads in the ‘B’ final, helping to take first, third and third respectively at the FGCU Classic ... Also finished second in the ‘B’ final of the 100 back at the FGCU Classic ... Against Auburn, swam the first leg for the 200 medley relay team to help take first overall and also placed third overall in the 100 back ... Took seventh overall in the ‘C’ final of the 50 free and was also part of the 200 medley relay team that took second overall at the Art Adamson Invite ... Part of the 400 medley relay team that took first overall against Tulane ... Claimed first overall in the 100 back against the Green Wave ... Swam the opening leg for the 400 medley relay team that picked up first place against Alabama ... Helped to earn second overall as a part of the 200 medley relay squad against Texas A&M ... Also touched the wall fourth in the 100 back and fifth in the 200 back against the Aggies ... Swam the opening leg for both the 200 and 400 medley relay teams that garnered first overall in the quad meet against Houston, Rice, and Tulane ... Also tallied fifth overall in the 50 free in the quad meet ... Claimed seventh in the ‘C’ final of the 200 back and swam the opening leg for the 400 medley relay squad that took sixth overall at SEC Championships ... Also placed 38th overall in the 50 free and 39th in the 100 back at SECs.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15)
Competed in a variety of events during her freshman season … Swam the 50 free, 100 back and 100 fly at the SEC Championships ... Took first in the ‘D’ final of the 100 back and finished fourth in the ‘D’ final of the 100 fly at the Texas A&M Invite ... Touched the wall fourth in the 100 fly against Florida ... Finished third in the 100 free and 100 back against Incarnate Word ... Collected a third-place finish in the 200 fly and a fourth-place finish in the 100 fly against SMU ... Finished fourth in the 100 fly and 100 back against Tulane ... Named to the SEC First Year Honor Roll ... Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Named a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... State champion in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly ... Owns the state record in Washington for the 100 fly ... An All-State selection in the 50 free and 100 fly ... Finished second in the 50 free and 100 fly during her junior year ... ... Coached by Dave Berkoff … A U.S. Open qualifier ... A National and Junior National competitor ... Her high school’s student body president ... A four-year academic All-State pick ... Finished with a 4.0 and top in her senior class.

PERSONAL
Born on September 11, 1995 ... Parents are Chip and Denise Zimmer ... Has two siblings – Natalie and Adam... Majoring in nutrition and food science. 

Zimmer's Top Times
50 free - 23.22 2015 SEC Championships
100 free - 51.62 2015 SEC Swimming Time Trials
100 back - 54.05 2017 SEC Championships
200 back - 2.00.69 2017 SEC Championships
100 fly - 54.90 2015 Art Adamson Invitational
200 fly - 2. 08.99 2015 SMU vs. LSU

Zimmer's 2017-18 Top Times
50 free - 23.42 Art Adamson Invitational
100 free - 52.72 LSU vs. Pitt/UVA
100 back - 55.46 Art Adamson Invitational
200 back - 2.03.46 Art Adamson Invitational

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