Kadin van der Lingen

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February 10, 2001

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About Athlete

Swimming is not just my passion it is who I am, if you don’t take risks you will never know what could have happened. 

GPA

Following NCAA guidelines Kadin’s GPA would convert to a 3.5 U.S. equivalent

SAT Total Score
1100
Championships

Times

50M (LCM) Butterfly: 27.27/ 24.2 SCY (converted)

100M (LCM) Butterfly: 58.25 /52.3 SCY  (converted)

200M (LCM) Butterfly: 2.23.01

50M (LCM) Breaststroke: 30.76/ 26.81 SCY (converted)

100M (LCM) Breaststroke: 1:07.18/58.7 SCY(converted)

200m(LCM) Breaststroke: 2:26.72 /2:08.57 SCY (converted)

50M (LCM) Freestyle: 25.24/24.7 ( LCM relay)/20.9 SCY (converted)

100M (LCM) Freestyle: 56.90/55.85 (LCM relay)/48.8 SCY (converted)

50M (LCM) Backstroke: 30.33

100M (LCM) Backstroke: 1.05.11

200M (LCM) Individual Medley: 2:19.38/ 2:00.54 SCY (converted)

2015

Selected for the VII Golfhinos Sprint Gala held in Mozambique representing my Province.

2016

Selected for the XIX Golfhinos Sprint Gala held in Mozambique representing my Province. where I achieved 6 Golds and 1 Silver Medal. Swam at the South African Junior National Championships and Qualified for Youth National Championships.

2017

Swam at the South African Junior National Championships where I again Qualified for Youth National Championships. I got selected to represent Gauteng Province at South African School Championships. Got Selected to represent the Tshwane Team at the OR Tambo/Soncini Games where I placed 2nd for the 100M Butterfly and 3rd for the 200M Butterfly.

2018

Swam at the South African Junior National Championships where I again Qualified for Youth National Championships. I got selected to represent Gauteng to Swim in Italy at the Treviso and Pesaro Swim Cups. I participated at the Annual NTS Championships where I Qualified for Senior Nationals in the 50M Breaststroke to take Place in 2019.

I have also been in the Provincial team since I was 9 years old.

2019

Competed in South African Junior Nationals meet.

Competed at South African national championships (with a senior nationals time) 

Competed at the NTS championships ( provincial) and placed 3rd in 50m breastroke and 4th in the 100m breastroke, placing 1st out of the 18/19 year olds. 

Overall in the 18 year olds in the country I rank 8th for my 50m breastroke and with my updated time 6th. In addition, my 100m breastroke time putting me in 8th place.

2020

Selected for the South African short course championships and made finals for 50m, 100m and 200m breastroke

What makes you different?

I believe that swimming is in fact a team sport as every athlete plays a role in how the team prospers and therefore I am a team player as I support my fellow teammates. I put hard work before talent as I believe talent means nothing without the hard work and determination.

Why do you want to compete in college?

It has always been a dream of mine to be able to persue my goal of swimming whilst studying for my future. Competing in the US college league would help me to get better at swimming and give me the willpower and experience needed to be at the level of top olympians in the United States and all around the world.

College Goals?

My goals are ultimately to set up my future and better my swimming to a stage of becoming recognised internationally and to compete at the Olympic Games/World Championships. Academically to receive the best education while I am training which I believe can be better accomplished in the United States.

Anything else we should know?

When I am not swimming, I love to listen to music. I love meeting new people and experiencing new things and trying things that I have not done before.

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