Kevin Leithold
Kevin  Leithold

RS Sophomore

Sandersdorf, Germany

High School:
Sportgymnasium Halle



Pair of German swimmers finding a new home with Gamecocks

By Neil White (The State)

  • 2014 All-American (800 freestyle relay)

2013-14 - Gamecocks' most versatile swimmer, posting four times that rank in the Top 10 in program history ... Earned All-America honors in the 800 freestyle relay as the team finished 12th (6:21.98) at the NCAA Championships ... Broke the school record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 53.57 at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... Recorded the second-fastest time in program history in the 100 freestyle at the same meet, clocking in at 43.56 ... Scored points for Carolina at the SEC Championships in the 100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and the 200 IM ... With his highest finish at the conference championships, took 13th in the 100 breaststroke (54.06) ... Placed 19th in the 200 IM (1:46.91) and 20th in the 100 freestyle (43.78) ... Swam on all three of the Gamecocks' school record breaking relays teams at the SEC Championships (200 medley, 400 medley, 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle) ... Won 12 individual races during the season with six coming in the 100 freestyle ... Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2012-13 - Redshirted.

PRE-COLLEGE - Graduate from Sportgymnasium Halle...Swam for the SV Halle club team under head coach Frank Embacher...Won a bronze medal in the Youth Olympic Games and the Junior European Championships.

PERSONAL - Born March 5, 1992...Parents are Jens-Uwe Ewald and Katrin Ewald...Has two sisters, Franzisca and Felicitas...Majoring in international business.

Leithold's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 Freestyle 21.16 10/26/13 East Carolina Greenville, N.C.
100 Freestyle 43.56 11/23/13 Virginia Tech Invitational Blacksburg, Va.
200 Freestyle 1:36.88# 11/22/13 Virginia Tech Invitational Blacksburg, Va.
100 Breaststroke 53.57! 11/22/13 Virginia Tech Invitational Blacksburg, Va.
100 Butterfly 47.73 11/22/13 Virginia Tech Invitational Blacksburg, Va.
200 IM 1:46.75 11/21/13 Virginia Tech Invitational Blacksburg, Va.

# = Leadoff split ! = School record