Kayleigh Svensson
Kayleigh Svensson
Year: 2020
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Palo Alto
Position: Free/Back
Major: Undecided

Link to CollegeSwimming.com Career Statistics

Collegiate Personal Records:

  • 50 Y Free - 25.18: MIT Invitational, November 30, 2018
  • 100 Y Free - 55.52: MIT Invitational, December 02, 2018
  • 200 Y Free - 1:59.35: 2018 NEWMAC Championships, February 21, 2018
  • 500 Y Free - 5:15.52: 2018 NEWMAC Championships. February 23, 2018
  • 1000 Y Free - 11:01.62: Seven Sisters Championship, January 22, 2017
  • 1650 Y Free - 18:13.43: Seven Sisters Championship, January 22, 2017
  • 50 Y Back - 27.95: MIT Invitational, December 03, 2017
  • 100 Y Back - 59.14: 2018 NEWMAC Championships, February 23, 2018
  • 200 Y Back - 2:08.68: 2016 NEWMAC Championships, February 24, 2016
  • 50 Y Fly - 29.95: Wellesley vs. Franklin Pierce, November 04, 2017
  • 100 Y Fly - 1:04.41: MIT Invitational, December 03, 2017
  • 200 Y IM - 2:26.82: Smith College & Wellesley College, January 14, 2017

2017-2018: Opened her sophomore season with a first place finish in the 50 Y Free (26.18) and second place finishes in the 100 Y Back (1:04.61) and the 50 Y Fly (29.95) against Franklin Pierce on November 4...posted a second place finish in the 1000 Y Free (11:34.73) against Simmons on November 11...posted two first place finishes in the 500 Y Free (5:7.29) and the 1000 Y Free (11:40.34) against Mount Holyoke on November 18...had a personal best in the 100 Y Free (55.86) and the 50 Y Back (27.95) at the MIT Invitational on December 3...had second place finishes in the 100 Y Back (1:00.97) and the 200 Y Back (2:09.08) at the Seven Sisters Championships on January 20...posted a fourth place finish in the 200 Y Back (2:08.68) at the NEWMAC Championships on February 22.

2016-2017: As a first-year, had a second place finish in the 500 Y Free (5:44.34) against Simmons on November 12...posted a second place finish in the 1000 Y Free (11:45.07) against Babson and Coast Guard on January 5...finished second in the 200 Y Back (2:17.89) against Smith on January 14...posted a first place finish in the 1650 Y Free (18:13.43) and a second place finish and personal best in the 500 Y Free (5:24.20) at the Seven Sisters Championship on January 21.

Before Wellesley: Attended Palo Alto High School (Paly)... graduated in 2016... captain of the Paly swim team during her junior and senior seasons... helped guide her team in the CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships of 2015 and 2016... set the record in this state meet in 2015 for her swim in the 200-yard freestyle relay... competed in the Junior National and National Championships of Sweden for Stockholmpolisens IF in 2016.

Personal: Proud daughter of triathletes Sharon and Tony Svensson... her mother has finished over 20 marathons, with sub-2:50 marathons to her credit and is a two-time age group winner, and a five-time finisher of the Ironman World Championship in Kona-Hawaii... her father has completed six consecutive Ironman races in Kona from 1983 to 1988 and as a member of the Sweden's National Triathlon Team, finished sixth in the 1986 Ironman Team World Championship in Kona... born in Palo Alto, California... dual citizen of Sweden... would like you to know that sloths (her favorite animal) are three times faster in water than on land, and can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes.