North Carolina 3A State Champion Kaylee Hamblin Will Stay In-State, Verbals to Wolfpack for 2021

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Photo Courtesy: @kaylee_hamblin Instagram

NEW COMMIT: The NC State Wolfpack have landed their second verbal commitment for the 2021-22 season from in-state breaststroker Kaylee Hamblin of Waxhaw, North Carolina, who will join Grace Sheble in Raleigh as a member of the class of 2025.

Hamblin does her club swimming with Mecklenburg Swim Association and owns the Summer Juniors standard in both breaststroke events. She most recently placed 15th in the 100m breast at Junior Nationals this past summer after finishing fourth in that event as well as sixth in the 200m breast at North Carolina LCM Seniors. Last winter, she raced to eighth in the 100 breast at Juniors East before going on to earn a best time at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Richmond.

A current junior at Parkwood High School, Hamblin has won the 100 breast at the North Carolina 3A State Championships during both her freshman and junior seasons. She has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors twice in her career thus far.

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Photo Courtesy: @kaylee_hamblin Instagram

Her best times include:

  • 100 breast – 1:01.20
  • 200 breast – 2:18.71
  • 100m breast – 1:11.25
  • 200m breast – 2:39.97

Even with just under two years of club swimming still to go before suiting up for the Wolfpack, Hamblin will add valuable depth to their breaststroke group. Her best 100 breast time already would’ve scored in the B-final at the 2019 ACC Championships where NC State earned their second conference title in three years before going on to finish seventh at NCAAs.

Hamblin will have two years of overlap with Sophie Hansson, the defending ACC champion in both breaststroke events. The Wolfpack had two swimmers (Hansson and Olivia Calegan) final in the 100 breast at ACCs and three (Hansson, Calegan, and Julia Poole) in the 200 breast. Hamblin will have one year of overlap with Calegan and Poole, forming an incredibly strong Wolfpack breaststroke group in the next few years.

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  1. Kari Carpenter

    COngratulations, Kaylee Hamblin! So excited for you!

  2. Neal Vestal

    Welcome to the family. Go Wolfpack!