Swimming and diving at Kent bring a team approach to individual sports, helping students understand their role in something greater than themselves.
Becoming the best as an individual athlete and collectively as a team can only be achieved by discipline, hard work, and at times, self-sacrifice.
Kent Swimming aims to grow each individual through emphasis on teamwork. While talent is important, each athlete’s dedication to his teammates is what builds motivation, chemistry and integrity, ultimately providing the platform upon which the individuals can thrive.
Practice is more than rigorous drylands and swimming set after set in order to get into shape. It is where leaders are born. It is where lifelong relationships are formed. It is where the differences in our swimmers’ diverse backgrounds blur and one cohesive unit emerges as the focus is narrowed to common goals. It is where character is built and impressed not only as a means to faster swimming, but to maturing into better citizens on and off the pool deck.
Coach Steve Robey
A decade into coaching the swim team at Kent, Coach Stephen Robey believes that swimming presents a unique opportunity for Kent student-athletes to challenge themselves as individuals while contributing to a group dynamic and, ultimately, a team. “Our swimmers improve the technical elements of their swimming and racing while training together,” says Coach Robey. “As the number of yards swum increases with each practice, it is great to see the swimmers grow and develop while their times drop.”
|200 Medley Relay||
|200 Freestyle||Michael Lindburg||1:47.54||2011|
|200 Individual Medley||Hirokazu Kamei||2:02.23||2015|
|50 Freestyle||Jason Adams||21.30||2010|
|100 Butterfly||Jason Adams||49.91||2010|
|100 Freestyle||Jason Adams||47.07||2010|
|500 Freestyle||Ashton Smith||5:01.98||2020|
|200 Freestyle Relay||
|100 Backstroke||Jason Adams||49.99||2010|
|100 Breaststroke||Hirokazu Kamei||59.53||2015|
|400 Freestyle Relay||Jason Adams