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Dani Kimmel
Dani Kimmel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chula Vista, Calif.

High School:
Eastlake HS

Height:
5-7

Event:
Breast/Free/IM

Experience:
4VL

SENIOR/2009-10: Left Pepperdine with its second fastest time in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.57) and the varsity record in the 200 medley relay (1:46.35) ... Posted a personal best of 26.74 in the 50 butterfly at the Malibu Invitational ... Recorded Pepperdine's fifth fastest season time in the 50 freestyle (24.51) and its third fastest mark in the 100 breast (1:07.12) at the Toshiba Classic ... Finished as the team's No. 3 swimmer in the 50 breast and its No. 2 in the 50 fly, recording times of 30.66 and 26.74 at the Malibu Invitational.

JUNIOR/2008-09: Set the varsity record of 1:46.35 in the 200 medley relay, swimming the second leg at the PCSC Championships and was joined by Rachel Cotè, Francesca Cyphers and Haley Wilson ...Helped record the school's second-fastest time in the 200 freestyle relay, swimming the third leg for a squad that posted a PCSC Championship mark of 1:36.89 ... For her career, is listed on all five of the school's fastest 200 and 400 medley relay teams ... Posted three of the school's top-four fastest times in the 100 breaststroke, including a varsity record and second-place mark of 1:04.57 at the PCSC Championships ... Registered three of the school's top-four times in the 200 breast, including a season best and sixth-place time of 2:22.79 at the UC Irvine Shootout ... PCSC Championship finalist in three events: 50 free, 100 and 200 breast ... Placed fifth in the 50 free with a personal record time of 24.11 ... Runner-up in the 100 breast and placed fourth in the 200 breast at 2:22.97 ... Collected 18 top-three showings through 10 events ... Never finished lower than fourth place in the 100 breast ... Won six events, including the PCSCs Sprint/Individual Medley Pentathlon ... Posted a total of six personal records: 50 free (24.11), 100 free (53.22), 50 backstroke (29.38), 100 breast (1:04.57), 200 IM (2:14.81) and 400 IM (5:03.84).

SOPHOMORE/2007-08: Individually at the PCSC Championships, took second place in the 100 breast (1:05.24), fourth place in the 200 breast (2:23.88) and ninth place in the 50 free (24.26) ... Set the school record in the 100 breast and had Pepperdine's third-fastest time ever in the 200 breast ... Also at the PCSC meet, was part of the second-place 400 free relay team (3:30.59), the third-place 400 medley relay team (3:54.92), the fourth-place 200 medley relay team (1:50.08) and the fourth-place 200 free relay team (1:37.80) ... Was the short-medley pentathlon winner at the PCSC Pentathlon ... Won the 100 breast at the CSUN and Cal Poly SLO dual meets ... Set personal bests in the 50 back (29.39), 50 fly (27.05), 100 IM (1:00.30), 100 fly (1:00.93) and 50 breast (29.72).

FRESHMAN/2006-07: Individually at the PCSC Championships, took second place in the 200 breast (2:22.29), second place in the 100 breast (1:05.82) and eighth place in the 50 free (24.59) ... Set the school record in the 200 breast ... Also at the PCSC meet, was part of the second-place 400 medley relay team (school-record 3:51.92), the third-place 200 medley relay team (1:47.13), the fourth-place 400 free relay team (3:32.93) and the seventh-place 200 free relay team (1:38.49) ... Won the 50 and 100 breast at the Malibu Invitational ... Won the short pentathlon at the LMU Pentathlon ... Won the 100 breast at the SDSU/Cal Poly SLO double-dual meet .. Set personal bests in the 50 free (24.40), 100 free (54.58), 50 back (29.45), 50 breast (30.11), 200 breast (2:22.29), 50 fly (27.64) and 100 IM (1:01.22).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Eastlake High School in 2006 ... Four-year letterwinner ... A three-time All-American, twice in the 100 breaststroke and once in the 50-yard freestyle ... Claimed the San Diego CIF Division I championship in the 100 breast in 2004 and 2005 ... Named the Metro League Conference's Female Swimmer of the Year in 2003, 2005 and 2006 ... Served as captain for three years in both swimming and water polo ... A four-time All-Metro League first team selection in water polo ... Named to the CIF All-Academic first team in 2005 ... Swam club with South Bay Aquatics.

PERSONAL: Born in Coronado, Calif. ... Daughter of Rich and Cathy Kimmel ... Has three sisters: Jacquie, Sami and MacKenzie ... Majoring in liberal arts with a minor in Spanish ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the swimming team, the beautiful campus and the great facilities."

FAVORITES: LaDainian Tomlinson (pro athlete) ... San Diego Padres and San Diego Chargers (pro sports teams) ... The Perks of Being a Wallflower (book) ... Newsies (movie) ... Hobbies include photography, art and going to concerts.

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