THIS SEASON: Kendyl Stewart, a 2014 sophomore and a 2013 Pac-12 champion, has established herself as one of the top young butterfly and backstrokers in the country who is versatile enough to score major points in the free, back or IM events. She has also been a major boost to the freestyle and medley relays. She is USC's record holder in the 100y fly and 200y back and is part of two relay records.
2013: Stewart was a three-time All-Americas as a 2013 freshman, highlighted by a fourth-place finish with a school-record 1:51.28 in the 200y back at the 2013 NCAA Championships. She also helped USC's 200y free and 200y medley relays to sixth-place finishes. She missed a spot in the 100y fly final by 0.02 and came back in the consolation final to tie for first at 51.89. She was also 23rd in the 100y back (53.24) ... At the 2013 Pac-12s, Stewart broke USC's school record with her title-winning swim in the 100y fly in 51.32. The time erased Lyndsay DePaul's 51.34 from 2011. She was also 10th in the 100y back (53.27) and won the 200y back `B' final for ninth (1:53.44) ... She also was part of USC's second-place and then-school-record setting 200y free relay (1:28.50) and Troy's second-place 200y medley relay (1:36.41) ... At the 2012 U.S. Winter Nationals, Stewart was second in the 100y fly (51.89), fifth in the 200y fly (1:57.47), sixth in the 200y back (1:55.20) and seventh in the 100y back (53.09). She is a member of the 2012-13 U.S. Junior National team in the 100m fly and 200m back ... Stewart was a four-time finalist at the 2013 U.S. Summer Nationals, including a second in the 50m fly in 26.19 (she was the top seed out of prelims in 26.26). She tied for seventh in the 100m fly (59.52) and was seventh in the 50m (29.09) and 100m back (1:01.14). She was also fourth in the 200m back prelims (2:10.22), but didn't race in the final ... At the 2013 World University Games, Stewart earned a bronze for the U.S. in the 400m medley relay after helping the U.S. qualify for the final by swimming the opening backstroke leg in prelims (where America finished second). Stewart swam in the final of the 200m back, finishing seventh in 2:12.19. She went 2:11.85 in the semis. She also reached the semifinals of the 50m back with a prelim 29.26, but did not make it to the final, taking 15th in the semis (29.58) ... Stewart also will represent the U.S. at the 2013 Duel in the Pool.
HIGH SCHOOL: Stewart, who prepped at La Costa Canyon High in Carlsbad, Calif., won a silver medal at the 2011 World Junior Championships in the 50y fly and was a fifth in the 100y fly and sixth in the 200y back. At the 2011 CIF San Diego Division Championships, she set a national age group record (15-16) with a 52.43 in the 100y fly, breaking a mark held by Katie Hoff. She also owns the 100y fly record in the 13-14 age group. She is in her second year as a member of the U.S. National Junior team ... At the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, Stewart posted three top 40 finishes, taking 25th in the 100m fly (1:00.28), tying for 29th in the 200m back (2:25.17) and finishing 37th in the 100m back (1:03.02).
CLUB: North Coast Aquatics.
PERSONAL: She was born on Aug. 17, 1994.
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