Kaylyn

Flatt

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Freestyle/Backstroke
Year: Senior
Hometown: Centennial, Colo.
High School: Cherry Creek
Major: Chemistry Education

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Team Captain (2017)
  • Four Letters (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; Spring 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Herman Team GPA Award (2016, 2017)
  • Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award (2019)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) 

2018-19 (Senior)
Team captain Kaylyn Flatt had a strong senior season, earning 11 individual top-five finishes, including five victories. A strong freestyle swimmer, Flatt earned a pair of victories in both the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyles against Iowa State and Northern Iowa. The Colorado native was invited to 2018 USA Swimming Winter Nationals, where she competed in the 400-meter freestyle (4:30.18). The four-time letterwinner was a part of the 800-yard relay team (Katelyn Kilpatrick, Taylor Acheson, Audrey Coffey and Flatt) that placed in the top five at the Hawkeye Invite. At the 2019 Big Ten Championships, Flatt finished 34th in the 1,650 free (16:54.46), 35th in the 200 free (1:50.39) and 41st in the 500 free (4:52.91). In addition to her success in the pool, Flatt was named academic All-Big Ten for the third consecutive season. She also claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for seven consecutive semesters. The 2019 Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership honoree made the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team four consecutive seasons.

2017-18 (Junior)
Flatt provided leadership in the pool, the classroom and the community for the Huskers during her junior season. She captured 17 top-five finishes, including seven victories and four runner-up performances. Flatt produced two career bests including a victory in the 1,000 free (10:09.89) against Iowa State and a fourth-place finish in the 500 free (4:49.88) at the Last Chance Meet. At the 2018 Big Ten Championships, Flatt competed in the 1,650 (21st), 200 free (30th) and the 500 free (33rd). Flatt earned academic All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive year and claimed a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for the third straight season.

2016-17 (Sophomore)
Flatt amassed 15 top-five finishes as a sophomore for the Huskers. She was a strong performer in the 1,000 freestyle, where she recorded three top-five finishes. Flatt took second in the 1,650 freestyle. 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 consecutive year.

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.

Previous
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. She 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.

Personal
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 is a three-time academic All-Big Ten selection and a seven-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She captured a prestigious Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award in 2019 and is also a four-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). 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 4:49.88 Last Chance (2018)
1,000 Free 10:09.89 Iowa State (2017)
1,650 Free 16:39.10 Big Ten Championships (2017)
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