Fairfield Women's Swimming & Diving BIO
Kelly Cordes
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Kelly Cordes 2442044
Position: Distance
Height: 5'8"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Glenview, Ill.
High School: Glenbrook South

Fairfield’s record holder in the 500y freestyle (5:04.53) and part of the 200y freestyle relay, 400y freestyle relay, and 800y freestyle relay records

2016-17: Set one personal best at the Terrier Invitational in November in the 50 freestyle (24.92). Never finished outside the top five in any event at any dual meet all season. In her best event, the 200 freestyle, earned a top two finish nine times throughout the season, including five first place finishes. At the MAAC Championships, placed third in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:54.04 and 11th in the 500 freestyle (5:14.25) and eighth in the 100 freestyle (53.48). 

2015-16: Fairfield University Female Freshman of the Year... At the 2016 MAAC Championships set 500y freestyle program record and was part of the 200y, 400y, and 800y freestyle relay record… In the 500y freestyle she swam a 5:04.53… She also swam two other personal bests that rank as the second best times in program history… in the 100y freestyle she swam a 53.00 and in the 200y freestyle she swam a 1:53.63… At the Terrier Invitational she swam a personal best in the 100y backstroke (1:01.04) and that time ranks sixth best in program history.

Before Fairfield: Cordes was a four-time state qualifier, All-State honoree, and All-Conference honoree. As a team, Glenbrook South placed fourth in the state in 2012 and produced a state record in the 400 freestyle relay.

Personal: Daughter of Leslie and Scott Cordes... Has three siblings, Colin (25), Jillian (24), and Kendall (20)...Her brother, Colin, swam at Princeton University...Major is Nursing.

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