Kasey Keaney ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Guilderland High School
  • Women's Swimming
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Kasey Keaney's Women's Swimming Recruiting Profile
YMCA Guilderland Cyclones
Prim. Position:
100 Breast
Sec. Position:
200 IM
100 Breast SCY
200 IM SCY

Personal Statement

Freshman year was definitely the most important year for me so far; however, it was not because I swam my best that year, it was because of what I learned, and how that knowledge has helped me so far. The year before my freshman year, I won both the 100 breast and 200 IM at the YMCA State Championship, including breaking a thirty year old YMCA record in the 200 IM. At that same meet, I qualified for YMCA Nationals in Greensboro NC.   As an eighth grader, I was able to compete on the varsity team where I became the first eighth grader to hold a record (100 breast) and qualify for the NYS meet. Eighth grade was definitely a year of many accomplishments, that I am very proud of; however, because of the amount of success I had, I knew I had to put even more work in my freshman year to achieve that same success.

Freshman year was definitely a learning curve, as one learns more in defeat than winning. I had to learn how to study properly, and balance swimming and school.  I was able to end the school year with an overall average of 97%. Even though I gave 110% every school day, and every practice, I was not as successful in the pool as I was out. Going into YMCA states (not on taper)  I was expecting to win my events as I did the year prior. Unfortunately I placed second in both my 100 Breast and 200 IM. I went from swimming a 1:07.65 in the 100 Breastroke and a 2:09.96 in the IM the previous year, to swimming a 1:08.01 and a 2:11.80.  Although disappointed, I was excited to compete at Y nationals 3 weeks later (on taper) with amazing swimmers. All this excitement quickly turned to disappointment when I added time (.17 in the breastroke and 1.11 in the IM). This was a huge let down and I was devastated for weeks since I had worked so hard and it didn’t pay off.

Over the summer after my freshman year, I did my research and discovered that swimming isn’t just about what you do in the pool, but a lot of it is what you do out of the pool.   A nutritionist helped me learn how to properly fuel my body with the right foods and vitamins, (I was often tired and sick, while growing 5 inches that year) especially on meet days, and how to recover from hard practices. Both of these small changes have contributed a large amount to the success I am having now. That summer I also focused on dryland, doing most of it by myself and with a coach since my club team had not offered this type of training. I have gotten so much stronger over these past few months and  it is paying off.

This year, my sophomore year, I was able to use everything I learned from my freshman year, and train as hard as I could while maintaining a 4.0 in the classroom. I PR’d in many events like the 100 Breast and 200 IM.  At YMCA State Champs I was able to win the 200 IM with a PR of 2:07.54, and place second in the 100 Breast with a PR of 1:06.39. One week later I was able to PR again in the 100 Breastroke at EZ North Speedo Short Course sectionals with a time of 1:05.96.

As I head into my junior year I am excited to use what I’ve learned and continue to drop time. My passion for swimming has only grown over the years, and I am looking forward to continuing my swimming career at the collegiate level.  Many of my competitors train more than just the 10 hours I put into the pool. I am excited to see how much more success I will have with more experienced coaches and weight training. As a student athlete, I believe a healthy balance between academics and athletics is necessary, and I am looking for a college that will offer me both.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 2 years
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Team Awards:
    Section champion in breastroke
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Team Awards:
    Sectional 3rd Place

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 2 seasons
  • 2019 YMCA Guilderland Cyclones
  • 2018 Guilderland YMCA Cyclones
  • Notes: our team also attends usa meets under the adirondack league

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Connie Miller
  • High School Head Coach
  • John Urbanski



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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Guilderland High School
(518) 861-8591

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. chemistry , spanish, and us history
AP Classes:
Yes. AP English language and composition
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Unofficial /unweighted average as of second quarter junior year is 95.35
  • Award
    • national honor society

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Event 2019 YMCA Guild 2018 Varsity Te 2018 Guilderlan 2017 Varsity Te
200Y Free 1.59.63 2:00:68 2.00.25
500Y Free 5.23.80 5:24:85 5.30.27
100Y Back 1.01.83 1:01:45 1.02.20
50Y Free 25.83
100Y Breast 1.05.48 1.05.96
100Y Fly 1:00:00 1.00.32
200Y IM 2.07.60
200Y Breast 2.22.49 2.22.49
100Y Free 55.99
1650Y Free 19.33.05
200Y Free Relay (Split) 24.87
200Y Med Relay (Split) 29.99


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