[caption: Kim in Greenpoint, enjoying a cortado from Ovenly.]
In her own words:
“I'm originally from a small town in the Bay Area, Northern California. I grew up with a backyard pool and spent summers racing my brothers and friends. Some of my earliest memories are in the pool being surrounded by my favorite people. I think that's why I love the sport so much.
It's wild to think that I have been competing in swimming for over 25 years of my life. I qualified for my first Olympic trials at age 16.
I've been competing for the New York Athletic Club for years now. It’s a private club, founded in 1868. It was once an all-men’s club but in the past few decades they have welcomed women. One day, I hope to see a woman as the President of the NYAC. For me, it's been a privilege to compete for a club with such a rich history, but especially as a female swimmer.