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  Kylsie Grimes
Kylsie Grimes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hartland, Wis.

High School:
Arrowhead

Height:
5-10

Event:
Free


Honors: NCAA Qualifier, School Record Holder

2008-09: Competed in the 50 free (23.55), 100 free (51.39) and 200 free (1:50.97) at the ACC Championships...competed at the USA Short Course Nationals in three events, the 50 free (23.71), 100 free (52.02) and 200 free (1:53.24).

2007-08: Anchored the school record breaking 400 free relay team at the ACC Championships (3:19.90)...scored points and posted personal best times in all three individual events at the ACC Championships with a pair of ninth place finishes in the 100 free (50.33) and 200 free (1:49.12) and a 10th place showing in the 50 free (23.25).

2006-07: Florida State's lone freshman representative at the NCAA Championships...finished 70th in the 100 free posting a time of 51.58...scored well at the ACC Championships (Feb. 14-17)...swam the leadoff leg of the 800 free relay that placed fourth in an NCAA "B" cut time of 7:21.09...placed seventh in the 200 free (1:50.39)...tied for 15th in the 100 free (51.68) and finished 16th in the 50 free (23.61)...competed in the Nike Cup Invitational and earned night swims in all three events...placed eighth in the 100 free (51.28), 12th in the 50 free (23.48) and 13th in the 500 free (4:55.93).

High School: Was a 12-time Wisconsin high school state champion...won state championships in the 200 free (1:49.95) and 100 free (50.74) and was a part of the state record setting 200 and 400 free relay teams...her time of 1:49.95 in the 200 free is the second fastest in Wisconsin high school swimming history...earned All-American honors eight times...was a junior national qualifier in the 50, 100 and 200 free as well as the 100 back...was a senior national qualifier in the 50 and 100 free.

Personal: Born June 16, 1988...majoring in social science...daughter of Kim and John Grimes, both of whom swam competitively in college at Illinois State University.

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