MOUNT PLEASANT, South Carolina, July 15. MEGAN Kingsley, a standout at Mount Pleasant Swim Club, will be a Georgia Bulldog next year, having made a verbal commitment to attend the University of Georgia in the fall of 2014.
Kingsley was on deck at the Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Ga., the home pool of the Georgia swim team, at this weekend's sectional meet, and got to experience her future home firsthand. She placed second in the 200 fly at the meet.
Kingsley's top event is the 200 butterfly. She was third in the 200 fly at last year's Pan Pacific championships with a lifetime best of 2:11.32, and before that, was 11th in the event at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Just a few weeks ago at the USA Swimming nationals, she was seventh in the 200 fly with a 2:11.45. Her top short course yards time is 1:55.50, the time she swam to win last December's junior nationals. That time would have placed her in the consolation final of the event at the 2013 NCAAs.
Other top times for Kingsley include a 53.29 in the 100 fly, 1:59.47 in the 200 IM and 4:12.33 in the 400 IM.
Proud to say that I'm going to be a part of the Georgia class of 2018!! Officially a Georgia dawg!! #CommittedToTheG-- Megan Kingsley (@Megs_Kingsley) July 15, 2013
Watch an interview with Megan Kingsley, conducted by SwimmingWorld.TV at the Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte: