Cypress Bay senior Daniela Kim has committed to Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. The Division 3 school swims in the Centennial Conference, and has been climbing the conference ranks.
“Officially committed to swimming and studying at Swarthmore College! Thank you to all my friends, teachers, coaches, and family for supporting me along the way.”
Kim attends Cypress Bay High School in Weston, where she competed under coach John Spire. Swimming in 4A, Kim helped continue Cypress Bay’s history of excellence. For all four years of her high school career, the girls’ team were District 10 and Region 4 Champions. This past state championship, Cypress Bay placed 15th overall, their best finish in Kim’s career. Individually, Kim is a two-time state qualifier in the 100 breaststroke, and she finished off her high school career with a season best of 1:08.46.
Kim swims club for the YMCA of South Florida under coach Lingard “Neto” Miller. Growing up, Kim was one of Florida Gold Coast’s top swimmers, where she competed at Southern Zones and All-Stars. Now 18, she has developed into one of YSF’s top YMCA National swimmers.
With Swarthmore being most notable for its academics, it’s no surprise that Kim excels outside of the poo as welll. She is ranked as one of the brightest students at Cypress Bay and received her AICE Diploma from Cambridge this year.
After Swarthmore reached out to her, Kim began to fall in love. The school offers the academics and Pre-Med major that she was looking for. After going on her recruiting trip, she saw that the coaching staff and facilities were amazing, and she “knew it was the place for [her].”
- 100 Breaststroke: 1:07.47
- 200 Breaststroke: 2:25.79
- 200 Individual Medley: 2:14.64
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By Erika Wesch