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Two Xavier swimmers. Two separate accidents. One common determination to return to the sport they love. Kelsie Johns and John Kinney were both involved in accidents during the summer of 2012. This story details their determination to return to the pool for the Musketeers in the Atlantic 10 Championships.
Written and produced for Xavier Athletics by junior Kristen Gallagher.
2012-13: Competed in the 50 and 100 freestyle and the 50 and 100 backstroke ... broke the school record and placed second in the 200 free relay (1:21.30) with Luke Johanns, Pablo Morejon and Chad Thompson at the A-10 Championship ... finished fourth in the 100 back B-Final (50.91) at the A-10 Championships, a top personal time ... made top personal times in the 50 free (24.56) and the 100 free (46.60) at the A-10 Championship ... also made top personal time in the 50 back (25.61) at the Viking College Invite.
2011-12: Competed in the 50 and 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke and as a member of the 200 and 400 free relays ... established a Xavier top 10 time in the 50 free (21.30) and 100 back (52.66) and also helped to break his own school record time in the 200 free relay (1:22.17) ... won bronze swimming the lead off leg of the 200 free relay at the 2012 Atlantic 10 Championship ... also competed in the 50 and 100 free and the 100 back at the championship ... was named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll following the fall semester.
2010-11: Was part of the a new school record time of 1:23.68 in the 200 free relay ... established a Xavier top 10 time in the 100 free (46.48).
Prior to Xavier: Kentucky High School Athletic Association champion in the 50 freestyle in 2010 ... four-time All-American ... four-year varsity swimmer at Trinity High School ... USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... Mr. Winter Sports 2010 ... Kentucky All-State 2010 ... holds five school records at Trinity.
Personal: Son of John and Laurie Kinney ... has one younger sister, Audra who is currently playing field hockey at College of Holy Cross ... Management major.