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  Bryan Kim
  • Senior
  • 1996 and 2000 Olympian
  • Four-time All-American
  • Butterfly, Individual Medly, Distance Freestyle
  • Seoul, South Korea (Yangjae)
Collegiate Bests
200 IM 1:48.91 (Tennessee, 2000)
400 IM 3:48.40p (SECs, 2000)
200 Fly 1:46.12 (SECs, 2000)
200 Breast 2:03.26 (Florida State, 1997)

UF All-Time Rankings: Fourth in the 400 IM (3:48.40) and eighth in the 200 fly (1:46.12)

National/International Competition: Qualified to represent native South Korea in 2000 Summer Olympics...finished eighth in the 400-meter individual medley at the 1999 U.S. Open with a time of 4:30.19...placed ninth in 400 free at '99 University Games for Korea in Spain with a time of 4:00.15...represented South Korea in the '98 Asian Games and was country's top finisher in all three individual events he swam, setting career-best times in each... took third in the 200-meter IM (2:05.55)...in the 400-meter IM was sixth (4:25.95)...finished fourth in the 200 free in 1:53.04...also was a member of South Korea's 800 meter free relay which touched second (7:36.07), and his country's 400 free relay which took fifth (3:28.86)...represented South Korea at the 1998 World Championships in Perth, Australia, placing 17th in the 400 IM, 22nd in the 200 IM and 30th in the 200 fly...represented homeland in the 200 IM (eighth), 400 IM (12th) and 100 fly (29th) at the 1997 World University Games...made the WUG team by winning all three events at the trials...400 IM champion and fourth-place finisher in the 200 IM at the 1997 East Asian Games (May)...took third in the 200 fly at the 1997 East Asian Games (March)...200 fly champion at the 1997 Korean Nationals...represented South Korea at the 1996 Olympic Games, finishing 21st in the 400 IM and 26th in the 200 IM...finished second in the 200 free, third in the 100 free and fourth in the 100 back at the 1996 Korean Nationals...finished 14th in the 200 fly and 15th in the 400 IM at the 1995 Pan Pacific Championships...trained under Park S.S. with the South Korean National team...Named 1996 MVP by the Korean Swimming Federation...nine-time national record holder in the 100 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM, and 400 medley relay

1999-2000: At NCAA Championships, earned honorable mention All-America honors, placing 10th in the 400m IM with time of 4:14.54 and as part of the 800m freestyle relay team that placed 12th with a time of 7:17.33...placed 19th in 200m butterfly with time of 1:59.03...timed 3:50.35 in 400m freestyle, placing 22nd...at SEC Championships, placed third in the 400 IM with time of 3:48.96, placed fourth in the 500 free, touching the wall in 4:22.22...set personal best time in finals of 200 fly with automatic qualifying time of 1:46.12, finishing in seventh place...named to SEC Academic Honor Roll

1998-99: At the NCAA Championships, earned Honorable Mention All-American honors as member of UF's 15th-place 800 free relay and 16th-place 400 medley relay...individually at NCAAs, placed 21st in the 200 fly (1:47.29), touched 29th in the 400 IM (3:54.01) and 38th in the 200 IM (1:49.92)...at the SEC Championships, was a conference finalist in the 400 IM, touching sixth in a provisional time of 3:53.93...won the 200 fly consolation final for seventh place in a consideration time of 1:47.15...took 12th in the 500 free (4:28.79)...additionally, a member of the 800 free relay foursome which finished third in a provisional time of 6:34.70...named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll

1997-98: At NCAAs, placed 18th in the 200 fly (1:46.99), 29th in the 400 individual medley (3:58.67) and 44th in the 200 IM (1:51.36)...at the SEC Championships, was the runner-up in the 200 fly with a career best of 1:46.19, ranking seventh-fastest in UF history...placed fourth in the 400 IM (3:51.90) with the sixth-fastest time on UF's all-time list...won a swim off in the 200 IM with a then-personal best time of 1:49.00 to make the finals where he took sixth (1:49.16)

High School: 1997 graduate of Yangjae High School...two-time MVP (1994, 1995) at the Singapore American School...holds school records in all individual events...swam for Mark Habel at Singapore American.

Club: Is a member of the Korean National Team.

Personal: Born Bang-Hyun (Bryan) Kim on June 25, 1979 in Seoul, South Korea...son of Kevin and Jennifer Kim...three-year honor roll member and member of Social Services Club and SAS Singers (Musical Performance Team) at Yangjae...enjoys listening to music...majoring in psychology.


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