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  McKayla Lightbourn
McKayla Lightbourn


Sarasota, Fla.

High School:


IM, Back, Breast, Distance Free


FSU Hands Outs Season Awards

Four Seminoles earned multiple honors at the end of the year award banquet.


FSU Women Turn in a Solid Season

The 2013-14 FSU women's swimming and diving season showed improvement under first year head coach Frank Bradley.


Noles Look to Continue Competitive Careers

Seven former members of the FSU swimming and diving teams plan on continuing their careers after college.


Noles Conclude with a Pair of Honorable Mentions

Madison Jacobi placed ninth in the 1650 free and the 400 free relay took 14th on the final day of the NCAA Championships.


Seniors Headline Day Two of NCAA Championships

Seniors Julia Henkel and McKayla Lightbourn placed 16th in their individual races at the NCAA Championships.

Top Times

100 back: 52.39 FSU RECORD

200 back: 1:55.61

200 IM: 1:58.11 FSU RECORD

2013-2014: Swam her career best time in the 100 back in the prelims at the NCAA Championships with a time of 52.39...placed 16th in the race and captured All-America honorable mention accolades...was a part of the 400 free relay that placed 14th at NCAAs...originally set a new FSU standard of 53.32 in prelims of the 100 back at the ACC Championships before placing eighth in the race...set a new school record in the 200 IM with a time of 1:58.11 and later placed seventh...was 14th in the 200 back (1:57:03)...was a part of the underwater tandem that pulled the Seminoles to silver in the 200 free relay...also helped FSU take bronze in the 400 free relay...swam her career best time in the 200 back at the Auburn Invite in the fall...jolted both medley and free relays this year.

2012-2013: Won the 100 back and 200 IM at the Georgia Tech Invite with career best times...swam the fourth fastest 200 IM in FSU history with a time of 1:59.82...also took second in the 200 back with a season best time of 1:58.89...swam a third places in the 100 and 200 back events and lead-off leg of the 200 medley relay in the upset over Florida...scheduled to compete in the 2013 World Championships for the Bahamas.

2011-2012 Swam a new school record in the 100 back with a time of 54.26 at the ACC Championships en route to a sixth place finish...took 12th in the 200 back with a time of 1:58.61 and swam in the bonus heat of the 200 IM touching in with a 2:00.59...swam her best time in the 200 back at the Bulldog Invitational posting a 1:56.61...represented the Bahamas at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

2010-2011: Finished 11th in the 400 individual medley (4:17.54), 15th in the 200 back (1:59.14) and 18th in the 200 individual medley (2:01.21) in her first career ACC Championship meet... at Alabama contributed with a third in the 100 back (57.05), third place in the 200 back (2:02.00) and a fourth in the 200 IM (2:05.24)...Placed second in the 100 back (57.78) and third in the 200 back (2:03.57) at home versus Clemson...Against Georgia Tech and UNC-Wilmington finished fourth in the 100 back (57.96) and fifth in the 500 free (5:02.44)...In the upset over Florida placed second in the 200 back (1:59.85), third in the 200 IM (2:02.11), and fourth in the 100 back (55.87)...At the Georgia Tech Invitational finished with a ninth in the 100 fly (56.00), 17th in the 400 IM (4:22.68), 21st in the 200 IM (2:02.63), and a 23rd in the 200 back (2:00.17)...During the meet at LSU posted a fifth in the 100 back (58.79) and a sixth in the 200 back (2:07.31)...Versus Miami, FGCU, and FAMU finished with a fourth in the 200 IM (2:08.17), fifth in the 200 back (2:05.17), and a sixth in the 100 back (58.38)...Took home a third in the 500 free (5:05.60) and a fourth in the 100 back (59.75) against Florida Atlantic and Florida International...Was busy at the All-Florida Invitational finishing 14th in both the 100 back (59.47) and 200 back (2:06.13), a 15th in the 200 fly (2:09.48), 17th in the 500 free (5:06.92), 19th in the 400 IM 4:36.97, and a 20th in the 200 IM (2:09.62).

High School: Four-time Florida state champion (three-times 200 IM, one-time 100 breast... four star recruit and rated as the 13th best recruit from the state of Florida by 2007 and 2010 Sarasota Herald Swimmer of the Year... 2008 U.S. Olympic Trial Qualifier in the 200 IM... member of the Bahamian National Team... Bahamian record holder in multiple events... 200 IM finalist at the 2007 Pan Am Games... member of the Bahamas Carifta Team from 2002-10... YMCA national finalist... National Select team participant... high school and club team captain as a senior... two-time Scholastic All-American.

Personal: Born May 19, 1992... majoring in Social Science... daughter of Gary and Michelle Lightbourn... swam with the Sarasota YMCA Sharks.

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