Faith Knelson - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Faith Knelson

Class Junior
Hometown Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
High School Queen of Angels School
Major Communication Studies

Career-Best Times
50 Breast: 28.75 at Arkansas-Little Rock, 1.29.22
100 Breast: 1:01.61 at Gamecock Invitational, 11.17.22
200 Breast: 2:14.06 at Gamecock Invitational, 11.18.22
200 IM: 2:02.73 at Gamecock Invitational, 11.16.22

Commodore Record Watch
• Is the school record holder in the 50 breast
• Is ranked third all-time at Vandy in the 200 breast
• Stands fourth on the program’s all-time list in the 100 breast and 200 IM as well

As a Junior (2022-23)
• Finished first in the 100 (1:03.71) and 200 breast (2:20.19) in Vandy’s defeat of North Florida and Georgia Southern (Oct. 15)
• Led Vanderbilt with a second-place finish in the 100 breast (1:03.67) and was third in the 200 IM (2:05.85) in meet against LSU and Tulane (Sept. 23)

As a Sophomore (2021-22)
• Joined program in spring and competed at final two meets of regular season
• Met both the NCAA B and NIC A Standards in the 100 breast, and the NIC A Standard in the 50 breast as well
• Recorded the team’s best time in the 100 breast after winning race in regular-season finale against Arkansas-Little Rock (Jan. 29), also setting a school record in the 50 breast (28.75) against in the competition
• Also ranked second on the Commodores’ season performance list in the 200 IM with her performance at the SEC Championships (Feb. 15-19)
• Contributed to Vandy’s best 200 medley relay mark of the season as well at the SEC Championships
• Led Vandy with a third-place finish in the 100 breast (1:03.91) and 200 IM (2:10.98) in dual meet with Tennessee (Jan. 20)

As a Freshman at Arizona (2020-21)
• Competed at one meet for the Wildcats before missing the rest of the season due to injury
• Posted the Wildcats’ top times in the 100 breast (1:00.60) and 200 breast (2:16.55) in a December victory over Grand Canyon

The Knelson File
• Major is communication studies
• Born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
• Won four medals — two gold, two silver — at the 2017 World Junior Championships
• Part of a team that set junior world and championship records in the girl’s 4×100 medley relay
• Earned silver medals in the 50 breast and 100 breast at the event
• Recorded a time of 1:07.84 to place fourth in the 100 breast at the Commonwealth Games in 2018
• Won the 50 breast at the 2017 Canadian Championships, adding a silver medal in the 100 breast and bronze in the 200 breast
• Did not compete at the collegiate level during the 2019-20 season while attempting to qualify for the Olympics
• Served as a coach at the Island Swimming Club in the fall of 2021