Katia Insley ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Kent Island High School
  • Grasonville, MD
  • Women's Swimming
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Katia Insley's Women's Swimming Recruiting Profile
Annapolis Swim Club
Prim. Position:
50 Free
Sec. Position:
100 Free
50 Free LCM
50 Free SCY
100 Free LCM
100 Free SCY
200 Free SCY
100 Breast SCY

Personal Statement

I have always loved being in the water. My parents took me to the pool after they adopted me from the Ukraine and I have loved it ever since. I was not afraid and wanted to swim with the bigger kids instead of the kiddie pool. I took lessons, swam in the summers, and joined my first summer team as a first grader. I swam summers until I took a summer off and only did stroke work and was asked by the coach to swim year-round as an 8th grader. I joined the Annapolis Swim Club and swam okay for my first year. I made a goal to qualify for championships the next year, and in my second year with the team, I reached the goal. I dropped times a lot. For my high school, I placed 7th in the MD State High School Championships for the 50 freestyle my freshman year. In my third year I made a goal to make sectionals and I accomplished it. I also finished 3rd in the MD State High School Championships for both the 50 free and 100 free events last year as a sophomore for my high school team. This year my goal is to get a 23 in my 50 scy freestyle event and a 52 in my 100 scy freestyle. I want to win the states for my 50 free and 100 free also.

 I am still deciding on my exact path but am interested in art education or PE and Health Education with some coursework in fitness and coaching. One goal I have is to improve my freestyle sprinting and conditioning/fitness level through increased swimming and weight training. I hope to receive coaching that will allow me to improve my times to reach the highest level I can.

I want to be a part of a team to represent my college, make new friends and build relationships, and to have a support system for personal and academic needs.  Being organized and goal oriented has allowed me to swim for two teams and complete schoolwork as well as play golf and volunteer. I know this will also help me in college.

I will do my best to improve and I am always ready to listen to coaches to help me improve my stroke or start. I am honest, caring and devoted. I will help others, support my teammates,  and use my time to be involved in charitable activities on campus and with the swim team. I volunteer with the Special Olympics for Golf and participate in Night to Shine, a prom for special needs people. I know I can contribute in the pool and out and be a positive representative of your team.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 2 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, School record in 50 free and 100 free, 3rd at States in 50 and 100 free, High Point earner for team, sportsmanship award
  • Team Awards:
    Regional 2nd Place
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, Girls' High Point earner for season, 7th place 50 free at State

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 4 seasons
  • 2020 Annapolis Swim Club (Gold)
  • 2019 Annapolis Swim Club (Gold)
  • Notes: Qualified for MD State Championships. Qualified for Sectionals.
  • 2018 Annapolis Swim Club (Bronze)
  • Notes: 2nd year as club swimmer, Qualified for MD State Championships
  • 2017 Annapolis Swim Club (Bronze)
  • Notes: 1st year as year round club swimmer.

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Ken Degruchy

Additional Sports

  • Golf
  • 1 Year
  • Varsity Team



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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Kent Island High School
(410) 604-2070

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Environmental Science, History, English
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Scholar Athlete
  • Activity
    • Special Olympics Volunteer (Golf)
  • Activity
    • Night to Shine Volunteer/Church Youth Group
  • Activity
    • Art Club

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Contact Information

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Mailing Address

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Event 2019 Varsity Te 2019 Annapolis 2018 Varsity Te 2018 Annapolis 2017 Annapolis
50Y Free 24.58 24.61 25.6 25.78 28.12
100Y Free 53.32 53.46 56.19 1:02.44
200Y Free 1:58.52 2:05.61 2:17.28
100Y Back 1:05.08
100M Breast 1:13.07
200Y IM 2:20.44


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