Kathleen Benjamin
Kathleen Benjamin
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Davis, Calif.
High School: Davis High School
Position: Breaststroke


2014-15: Placed 15th in the 200 IM (2:06.07), 7th in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.34), and 12th in the 200 breaststroke (2:19.25) at MPSF Championships.

Graduated from Davis High School...Swam under Coach Tracy Stapleton...Earned All-American honors...100 breast champion at Section Championships...Swam on the 200 medley relay that broke the Section Record...Led the team to win Section Championships her sophomore and junior year seasons...Also swam club at Davis-Arden-Racing-Team (DART) under coach Billy Doughty...At DART she was the team record holder in the 100 breast...Competed at Junior Nationals.

Kathleen Benjamin was born May 19,1996...At UCSB she is a Pre-Biology student with the hopes of becoming a nurse...Lists her top pre-race pump up song as "Electric Feel" by MGMT...Favorite power snack is a banana...Outside of the pool she enjoys hiking and exploring the outdoors...Favorite aspect of college swimming is the team...First started swimming when she was 9 years old...If she could add an event to each meet it would be the 75 breaststroke...Winning the 100 breaststroke at High School Sections is the proudest achievement of her career. 

"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra."