Year: Junior
Hometown: Centennial, Colo.
High School: Cherry Creek
Major: Health Science


Honors & Awards

  • Two Letters (2016, 2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016, 2017; Spring 2016, 2017)
  • Herman Team GPA Award (2016, 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017) 

2017-18 (Outlook)
Kaylyn Flatt will accept a greater leadership role as a captain for the 2017-18 Huskers. The junior from Centennial, Colo., has produced a trio of top-24 finishes in her first two seasons at the Big Ten Championships and is hoping to continue a string of career-best performances. In addition to her leadership in the pool, Flatt has been a leader in the classroom and the community as an academic All-Big Ten choice and a two-time Tom Osborne Citizenship Team member.

2016-17 (Sophomore)
Kaylyn Flatt amassed 15 top-five finishes as a sophomore for the Huskers. Flatt was a strong performer in the 1,000 freestyle, where she recorded three top-five finishes. She took second in the 1,650 freestyle (16:53.53) in Nebraska's victory at the Kansas Classic. She produced a trio of top-35 finishes at the 2017 Big Ten Championships, including a career-best 21st in the 200 free (1:48.69). She added a 21st-place finish in the 1,650 free and a 34th-place showing in the 500 free. She earned academic All-Big Ten honors for the first time and earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2016-17. Flatt claimed a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for the second straight season.

2015-16 (Freshman)
Flatt erupted onto the scene by earning five victories among her 16 top-five finishes as a freshman for the Huskers in 2015-16. She performed well in her first appearance at the Big Ten Championships, taking 21st (16:43.17) in the 1,650 freestyle, 30th (4:51.28) in the 500 free and 42nd (1:50.10) in the 200 free. Flatt also got off to a strong start in the classroom and the community, earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2015-16, before becoming a member of the 2016 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Flatt joined the Husker swimming and diving team after her relay team earned All-America honors. Flatt competed for the Colorado Athletic Club Stingrays and held 10 team records. Flatt was a 2014 Wisconsin Speedo Champion in the 1,650-yard freestyle and a top-eight finalist in the 500-yard freestyle. A standout in the classroom, Flatt was named a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and was named to the Cherry Creek High School high honor roll.

The daughter of Mandy and Tim Flatt, Kaylyn was born Dec. 30, 1996, in Denver, Colo. She has a younger sister, Ruby. Kaylyn is majoring in chemistry education at Nebraska. She earned academic All-Big Ten accolades in 2017. Kaylyn is a five-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She was also a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2016 and 2017. Kaylyn chose Nebraska over Wyoming and Marshall. 

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Date)
200 Free 1:47.94 Big Ten Championships (2017)
500 Free 4:50.26 Big Ten Championships (2017)
1,000 Free 10:09.89 Iowa State (2017)
1,650 Free 16:39.10 Big Ten Championships (2017)
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