Joe Kmak
Joe Kmak
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Mateo, CA
High School: Junipero HS
Position: Breaststroke

UC SANTA BARBARA
2015-16:
U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS QUALIFIER - 200 BREASTSTROKE
Placed sixth in the 100 breaststroke and ninth in the 200 breaststroke at MPSF Conference Championships. 

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Junipero Serra High School…Swam under Coach Bob Greene…Four-time school MVP…CCS Champion in the 100 breaststroke (2015)…CCS Second Place in the 100 breaststroke (2013, 2014)…Third place in the 100 breaststroke at California State Championships (2015)…Holds school record in 100 breaststroke…Swam club for Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics under Coach Tony Batis…Received PASA honor award (2014, 2015)…Junior National team member (2013-15)…LCM Junior National Team Champions (2014, 2015)…Qualified for Olympic Trials in 100 breaststroke…Qualified for Senior Nationals in the 200 breaststroke.

PERSONAL
Joseph Indiana Kmak was born Aug. 29, 1996…Is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with the hopes of becoming a professional swimmer and mechanical engineer someday…Enjoys reading and spending time with friends outside of the pool…Lists his top pre-race pump up song as “Burn it Down” by Linkin Park…Enjoys snacking on chocolate milk and Cliff bars before a race…Began swimming at age six…Favorite aspect of college swimming is the team atmosphere and specialization of events…If he could add an event to each meet it would be the 50 breaststroke…Winning long course Junior Nationals twice with his club team is the proudest achievement of his swimming career. 

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” - Gandalf