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Kyle Coan

Distance Free

CLASS
JR
Hometown
Plantation, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Experience
School
Kyle Coan

Career Best Times

(Yards)

200 Free: 1:40.14                 (FAU, 1/27/07)

500 Free: 4:36.18p               (2007 Alabama Invitational)

1,000 Free: 9:46.84              (Indian River CC, 1/13/07)

100 Back: 51.75p                 (2007 Alabama Invitational)

200 Back: 1:49.31p              (2007 Alabama Invitational)

 

(Meters)

50 Free: 25.88                       (Michigan, 10/19/07)

100 Free: 56.85                    (Michigan, 10/19/07)

200 Free: 1:51.52                 (2008 U.S. Open)

100 Back: 1:01.36                (2007 Charlotte UltraSwim)

200 Back: 2:07.66                (2008 U.S. Open)

 

 

 

National/International Competition

Recorded a time of 1:52.71 in the 200 free (61st) at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha … Placed 26th overall in the 200-meter back with a career-best time of 2:07.66 and recorded a career-best 200 free (1:51.52) for 21st place at the 2008 U.S. Open in Minneapolis … Finished 12th in the 200-meter back (2:12.05) at the 2007 Charlotte UltraSwim … Competed at the 2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Junior Nationals, posting a 1:41.00 in the 200 free and a 51.29 in the 100 back … Clocked a 1:57.50 in the 200-meter free at the 2005 sectional meet … Also recorded a time of 1:00.19 in the 100-meter back.

 

At Florida

2007-08: Competed in the Michigan, Kentucky and Florida State dual meets for the Gators on the 2007-08 season … Also represented UF at the Boilermaker Invitational and the Alabama Invite … Exhibitioned the 400 free against Michigan, finishing in 4:18.10, while also competing in the 50-meter free (25.88) … Exhibitioned the 200-yard free (1:44.43) and 200-yard back (1:55.71) against Kentucky … Recorded a 1:53.10 in the 100-yard back against Florida State … Finished eighth in the 400-meter free at the Alabama Invite, while also taking to the water in the 400 free at the Boilermaker Invitational.

 

2006-07: Picked up his first career individual win in the 200 free (1:40.14), while also finishing third in the 200 back (1:52.42), against FAU … Turned in fourth-place performances in the 1,000 free (9:46.84) and 200 back (1:56.75) versus Indian River CC … Finished seventh in the 200 back (1:57.67) and exhibitioned the 200 free (1:44.23) against Virginia … Swam the anchor leg of the 12th-place 200 FR (1:25.46) at the Texas Invitational  … Exhibitioned the 100 back (54.70) against Florida State.

 

High School

Led St. Thomas Aquinas to three consecutive state championships from 2003-05.

 

Club

Competed for the Pine Crest Swim Club … Coached by Jay Fitzgerald and Alex Pussieldi … Joins former club and high school teammate Bradley Ally on the UF roster.

 

Personal

Son of John and Lana Coan … His brother, Matt, was a four-year letterwinner on the UF swim team … His uncle, Andy, won the 100 free at the 1975 World Championships and was a five-time NCAA champion at Tennessee … Chose Florida over Clemson because of the great athletic and academic environments … Planning to major in building construction.

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