PMHS alumna Douglass dominates swimming records, ACC recognition at UVA



Kate Douglass swimming at the University of Virginia.

PMHS alumna and current University of Virginia freshman Kate Douglass is having a record breaking season in her first year of collegiate swimming.  In her short time at UVA, she has already set multiple school records.

In all, Douglass has set new records in the 50-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard individual medley. She also holds the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) record for the 200 IM, and her relay team holds the school record for the 200 medley relay. She has been named ACC swimmer of the week twice so far this season.  

“Swimming at UVA has been really great so far—the coaching staff brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the pool deck,” said Douglass. “I feel really lucky to get to train with them and my teammates every day and represent the University of Virginia. We’ve had a really solid season so far and there’s just a lot of excitement leading up to the ACC and NCAA championships in the next two months.”

In addition to her already long list of accolades as a collegiate swimmer, she competed in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina and the 2017 Junior World Championships in Indianapolis.  

Douglass is looking to lead the Cavaliers in the ACC Women’s Championships Feb. 19-22.