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


Honors & Awards

  • Three Letters (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016, 2017; Spring 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Herman Team GPA Award (2016, 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018) 

2017-18 (Junior)
Kaylyn Flatt provided leadership in the pool, the classroom and the community for the Huskers during her junior season. Flatt captured 17 top-five finishes, including seven victories and four runner-up performances. The three-time letterwinner 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 (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 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.

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.

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 and 2018. Kaylyn is a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She is also a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018). 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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