Alabama Secures Another Class of 2026 Verbal from Distance Ace Kylee Grafmiller

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Photo Courtesy: Kylee Grafmiller

NEW COMMIT: The University of Alabama has scored a new verbal commitment for the 2022 season from distance freestyle specialist Kylee Grafmiller of Humble, Texas. She currently holds the fastest mile time in her recruiting class.

She will join Stella Grace Watts in Tuscaloosa as a member of Bama’s Class of 2026.

She told Swimming World:

“I’m so excited to announce my verbal commitment to further my athletic and academic career at the University of Alabama! I choose Alabama because of it’s amazing coaching staff, it’s wonderful team, and the never ending opportunities to grow! I want to thank my coaches, my teammates, my family, my friends, and especially my sister. I’m excited to start this new journey in Tuscaloosa!! Roll Tide ?️”

Grafmiller does her club swimming with Blue Tide Aquatics and last competed at College Station Sectionals where she was the runner-up in the 800m free and took fourth in the 400m free. At Juniors West in December, she placed fifth in the mile, sixth in the 500 free, and 20th in the 200 free.

In summer 2019, she grabbed gold in the 200m free, 400m free, and 1500m free while collecting silver in the 800m free at Southern Zone Seniors. 

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Photo Courtesy: Kylee Grafmiller

Her best times include:

  • 1650 free – 16:28.47
  • 1000 free – 10:02.10
  • 500 free – 4:49.20
  • 200 free – 1:48.79
  • 100 free – 51.59

Currently a junior at Kingwood High School, Grafmiller finished second in the 500 free and sixth in the 200 free during her sophomore season at the Texas 6A State Championships. She placed first and second, respectively, in those events at the Region 06 meet two weeks prior as well.

Grafmiller will make an immediate impact when she arrives in Tuscaloosa at the start of the 2022-23 season and will fill the distance freestyle void that will be left due to the graduation of Kensey McMahon. She’ll find a great training partner in future classmate Watts, and she would’ve placed 17th in the mile at the 2020 SEC Championships.

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