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Kristen Vredeveld
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Kristen Vredeveld 1752103
Position: Freestyle
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn.
High School: Baylor School
Major: History
Experience: 2 Letters


  • Won a gold medal as member of the USA 400m free relay at the FINA World Junior Championships in Lima, Peru. The foursome included future Cal teammate Rachael Acker; also finished fourth in the 50m free in 25.61.


  • Member of the USA Junior National team in 2011-12 in the 50m free and 400m free relay


  • Co-recipient of Cal's Most Improved Swimmer Award in 2015
  • Named second-team Pac-12 All-Academic as a sophomore
  • An honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-American in 2014 and a first-team choice in 2015
  • Qualified as an individual for the 2015 NCAA Championships, where she placed 43rd in the 50 free (22.67), tied for 41st in the 100 free (49.31) and finished 44th in the 100 back (54.30)
  • Placed eighth in the 50 free (22.79), 17th in the 100 back (54.36) and 14th in the 100 free (49.25) at the 2015 Pac-12 meet
  • At the 2014 Pac-12 Championships, placed 13th in the 50 free (22.88), 19th in the 200 free (1:48.30) and 24th in the 100 free (50.05)


  • 16-time state champion in individual and relay events
  • Led her team to four straight state titles and to national championships in 2011 and ’12
  • Holds records at Baylor School in the 50, 100, 200, and 500-yard freestyles
  • Set a 15-16 age group national record in the 50y free with a time of 22.17 in 2011


  • History major
  • Born on July 1, 1995.
  • Parents are Sandy and Roger Vredeveld. Her father swam and her mother played volleyball for University of North Carolina
  • Brother, Nathan, swam for University of Virginia
  • Has traveled to 44 states and seven countries
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