SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018-19)
Started the season off with three top-five finishes against UCONN and Navy including a win in the 1000-Yard Freestyle with a time of 10:25.16 ... Finished in fifth place in the 500-Yard Freestyle with a time of 5:02.92 and sixth place in the 1000-Yard Freestyle with a time of 10:27.25 ... Another fifth and sixth place finish in the 500 and 1000-Yard Freestyles against Kentucky with times 5:04.10 and 10:30.75 ... Two top-three finishes against Tulane and Loyola including a second place finish in the 500-Yard Freestyle with a time of 5:02.81 ... At the Art Adamson Invitational, finished in 14th place in the 200-Yard Freestyle with a time of 1:51.47 ... Won the 200-Yard Freestyle against Incarnate Word and Delta State after touching the wall in 1:50.87 ... Claimed the silver against Texas A&M in the 500-Yard Freestyle with a time of 4:59.52 ... Took fourth against Houston and Rice in the 1000-Yard Freestyle after touching the wall in 10:20.68.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2017-18)
Began the year with a runner-up finish in the 500-yard freestyle against Loyola and Tulane with a time of 5:07.32 ... Recorded a personal-best time in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:39.86 placing her ninth in the dual meet against Virginia and Pittsburgh ... Finished fifth and sixth respectively in the 1000-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle with times of 10:46.04 and 5:15.16 against Georgia ... Posted a personal-best time of 1:52.51 in the 200-yard freestyle in the Houston Quad Meet ... Closed the season on a high note with personal bests in the 50-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke and 500-yard freestyle at the Texas A&M Last Chance Meet ... Named to First Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.
PRIOR TO LSU
Swam for Victor Swim Club and Williamsville North High School ... 2015 Futures Highpoint Winner ... 2015 and 2016 Short Course LSC Team Champions ... 2016 Futures Champion in 200 back ... 2015 and 2016 Scholastic All-American ... 2016 ECIC Swimmer of the Meet ... Made senior national cut in 200 back her sophomore season ... Undefeated senior season ... Williamsville North school-record holder in the 500 free, 200 free, and 100 back ... Holds Niagara district long course records in the 200 back, 100 back ... ... Victor Swim Club records in the 50 back, 100 back, 200 back ... 2015 Buffalo Area Aquatic Club Swimmer of the Year
Born on September 14, 1999 ... Parents are Gary and Robin Helak ... Has a sister, Amanda ... Majoring in Business.
Helak's Top Times
50 free - 24.44 2018 Texas A&M Last Chance Meet
200 free - 1:52.51 2018 University of Houston Quad Meet
500 free - 4:57.99 2018 Texas A&M Last Chance Meet
1000 free - 10:39.86 2018 LSU vs. Pitt/UVA
200 back - 2:01.80 2018 Texas A&M Last Chance Meet
Helak's Top 2017-18 Times
50 free - 24.44 Texas A&M Last Chance Meet
200 free - 1:52.51 University of Houston Quad Meet
500 free - 4:57.99 Texas A&M Last Chance Meet
1000 free - 10:39.86 LSU vs. Pitt/UVA
200 back - 2:01.80 Texas A&M Last Chance Meet