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Yannick Kaeser
Yannick  Kaeser

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mumpf, Switzerland

High School:
Gymnasium Baeumlihof

Height:
6-1

Event:
Breast

08/09/2016

Kaeser Finishes 20th in 200m Breaststroke in Rio

Class of 2016 graduate finishes action in second Olympic appearance

08/06/2016

Kaeser Wins 100m Breaststroke Heat at Rio Olympics

Class of 2016 graduate competes in 200m breaststroke Tuesday

07/15/2016

Kaeser to Represent Switzerland in Swimming at Rio Olympics

2016 graduate to compete in 100m and 200m breaststroke

04/25/2016

13 Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Academic Team

Four student-athletes named for third time

03/26/2016

Kaeser Finishes Seventh in 200 Breast at NCAA Championships

Senior swimmer earns first-team All-America honors

2012 Olympian

All-American (4)
2016:
200 Breast, 100 Breast (HM)
2015:
100 Breast (HM)
2014:
200 Breast (HM)

All-ACC (3)
2016:
200 Breast
2014:
100 Breast, 200 Breast
2013:
200 Breast

Virginia Career Bests
100 Breast:
52.47 (UVA School Record)
200 Breast: 1:53.41 (UVA School Record)
200 IM: 1:47.54

2015-16
• Earned All-America honors with seventh-place finish in 200-yard breaststroke at NCAA Championships
• Also took home honorable mention All-America honors with 14th-place finish in 100 breast at NCAAs
• Earned All-ACC honors with second-place finish at 200 breast at ACC Championships
• Also finished fourth in 100 breast at ACCs
• Matched his own school record in 100 breast (52.47) at NCAAs
• Broke school record in 200 breast (1:53.41) at ACCs
• Won 100 breast against Michigan and Penn State and 200 breast against Tennessee
• Named to All-ACC Academic Team
• Broke Swiss national record in long course 100-meter breaststroke (1:00.61) in time trial at UGA Fall Invitational
• Will represent Switzerland at 2016 Rio Olympics

2014-15

• Earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 100 breast, placing 16th at the NCAA Championships
• Also placed 23rd in the 200 breast at NCAAs
• Broke the school record in the 100 breast (52.47) at the Georgia Fall Invitational
• Finished seventh in the 100 breast and ninth in the 200 breast at the ACC Championships
• Went undefeated in the 100 breast and 200 breast in dual meets
• Won the Swiss national title in the 100m breast and 200m breast, placed 2nd in the 50m breast
• Set a new Swiss record in the 100m breast (1:01.66) and a new Swiss Championship record in the 200m breast (2:12.33)
• Recognized on ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Represented Switzerland at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia
• Broke two Swiss national records at Worlds in the 100m breast and 200m breast
• Placed 18th in the 200m breast in 2:11.65 and 26th in the 100m breast in 1:00.94

2013-14
• Earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 200 breast, placing 16th at the NCAA Championships
• Broke the school record in the 200 breast (1:53.71) in the prelims
• Also placed 17th in the 100 breast at NCAAs
• Earned All-ACC honors with second-place finishes in both the 100 and 200 breast at the ACC Championships
• Part of the 200 medley relay (1:24.98) that broke the school record and the 400 medley relay (3:08.64) that ranks second all-time in school history at ACCs
• Set career-best marks in the 100 breast (52.88) and 200 IM (1:47.93) at ACCs
• Finished second in the 100 breast and third in the 200 breast at the Ohio State Invite
• Picked up four dual-meet wins (2x 100 breast, 2x 200 breast)
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2012-13
• Earned all-conference honors with a third-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke at ACCs
• Placed sixth in the 100 breast at the conference meet
• Posted season-best times in the 100 breast (53.97), 200 breast (1:56.98) and 200-yard individual medley (1:49.38) at ACCs
• Picked up three dual-meet wins in the 100 breast
• Selected to represent Switzerland at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia
• Qualified for the semifinals in the 200m breast, finishing 15th, at the World University Games
• Placed 26th in the 100m breast and 29th in the 50m breast at the WUGs
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background
• Finished 24th in the 200m breaststroke for Switzerland at the 2012 London Olympics
• Placed seventh in 200m breast at 2012 European Championships
• Broke the Swiss long course national record in 200m breast at 2012 Swiss Championships (2:12.99)
• Finished 18th in the 200m breast at the 2011 European Short Course Championships (2:09.99 - national record)

Personal
• Son of Martin and Regula Kaeser
• Has a brother, Pascal

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