Swimming & Diving


Kersten Dirrane
Kersten  Dirrane

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rumney, N.H.

High School:
Plymouth Regional HS

Event:
Breaststroke

05/16/2016

Gamecocks Race Strong in Charlotte, Atlanta

Two new Gamecocks earn US Olympic Trials cuts

02/21/2016

Mahmoud Wins SEC Championship on Final Day of Conference Meet

Sophomore captures 1,650-yard freestyle for Carolina's first men's title in 15 years

02/19/2016

Gamecocks Add Two More Records at SEC Championships

Trio of swimmers post record times on conference meet's fourth day

02/17/2016

Gamecocks Break Two More Records on Wednesday at SEC Championships

Mahmoud, Worrell set Carolina bests in the 500 free

02/16/2016

Record Efforts Highlight Opening Day of SEC Championships

Gamecocks set school record in 800 free relay, place three divers in finals


AWARDS/HONORS
  • 2016, 2017 CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • 2016, 2017 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

IN THE RECORD BOOK


  • 2nd -- 100 breaststroke
  • 2nd -- 200 breaststroke
  • 3rd -- 200 IM
  • 1st -- 400 medley relay
  • 4th -- 200 medley relay

2017 (JUNIOR)
  • Finished 25th in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.42) and 49th in the 200 breaststroke (2:12.58) at the NCAA Championships
  • Finished fourth in the 200 breaststroke (2:08.58), ninth in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.59) and 28th in the 200 IM (2:00.12) at the SEC Championships
  • Swam in five events as a junior (100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, 200 IM, 400 IM, 100 backstroke)
  • Tallied 17 podium finishes throughout the regular season
  • Recorded seven first-place finishes during the regular season
  • Finished first in the 200 breaststroke four times and three times in the 100 breaststroke

2016 OLYMPIC TRIALS - UNITED STATES


  • Swam at the biggest stage in American swimming in two events
  • Took the pool in the 100m breaststroke, swimming a time of 1:12.10 to finish 89th
  • Had her best performance in the 200m breaststroke, placing 49th with an effort of 2:33.27

2016 (SOPHOMORE)


  • Was one of South Carolina's top performers in the breaststroke events
  • Qualified for the B final at the SEC Championships in the 200 breaststroke (2:12.75), finishing 13th
  • Added a 23rd-place finish at SECs in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.55) and a 39th-place finish in the 200 IM (2:00.83)
  • Won the 200 breaststroke (2:17.25) and the 200 IM (2:05.84) in a dual meet against Duke
  • Finished the season with 11 podium finishes, including six second-place results in the 100 breaststroke

2015 (FRESHMAN)


  • Swam in three events at the SEC Championships
  • Had her best performances in the breaststroke events, placing 25th in the 200 (2:15.80) and 30th in the 100 (1:03.26)
  • Also placed 43rd in the 400 IM, with a time of 4:32.09
  • Won her first dual meet event against Florida Gulf Coast, taking the 200 breaststroke with a swim of 2:20.21
  • Earned seven top-five results in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke

PRE COLLEGE
  • Graduated from Plymouth Regional High School
  • Lettered all four years in swimming
  • Three-time state champion in 100 breaststroke
  • Member of the Upper Valley Aquatic Club
  • Claimed multiple state championships in the 100 breaststroke, 200 IM and 100 backstroke

PERSONAL


  • Majoring in public health
  • Kersten Virginia Dirrane is the daughter of Brian and Mary Dirrane
Dirrane's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 Backstroke 57.10 1/28/17 SC College Invitational Columbia, S.C.
100 Breaststroke 1:00.42 3/17/17 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, Ind.
200 Breaststroke 2:08.58 2/18/17 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
200 IM 2:00.12p 2/15/17 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
400 IM 4:24.35 11/4/16 Arkansas Dual Fayetteville, Ark.

! = School Record

p = Prelims

t = Time Trial

# = Leadoff Split/Split

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