Kentucky HS Champion Rachel Klinker Verbally Commits to Cal

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

NEW COMMIT: Tates Creek High School junior Rachel Klinker has verbally committed to swim for the University of California- Berkley. Klinker will make the journey to the West Coast from Lexington, Kentucky, where she swims with the Lexington Dolphins.

She’s strongest in the 100-500 freestyle events, winning the 200 and 500 at the 2018 Kentucky High School swimming state championships. At Winter Juniors (East) Klinker raced in the B final of the 500 free and the C final of the 200 free.

Her best times are:

  • 100 Free 49.93
  • 200 Free 1:46.05
  • 500 Free 4:46.73
  • 1000 Free 9:51.23
  • 1650 Free 16:33.92
  • 200 Fly 1:57.92

She wrote on her CollegeSwimming profile,

“I chose the University of California because I believe it’s a perfect fit for me! Teri and Sarah coach an amazing team, and I can’t wait to be a part of it. Go Bears!”

1 Comment

1 comment

  1. Michael Curley

    Congrats “Klink” from the Ireland Staff

Author: Cathleen Pruden

Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

Current Swimming World Issue

Trouble Viewing on Smart Phones, Tablets or iPads? Click Here