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Carl Mickelson
Carl Mickelson


Chandler, Ariz.

High School:
Hamilton High School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185




History Made at the NCAAs

The Wildcats Swimming and Diving teams made history at the NCAA Championships


Cordes Swims Fastest 200y Breast in History at NCAAs

Sophomore Kevin Cordes was named NCAA Swimmer of the Year after shattering records in both the 100 and 200 breast


Cordes Makes History on Night Two at NCAAs

Kevin Cordes swims the fastest 100y Breast in history


Wildcats Set for NCAA Championships

The competition takes place Thursday-Saturday at the IUPUI Natatorium


Cordes Adds Another Title to Close Out Pac-12s

Kevin Cordes earned a Pac-12 title in the 100 breast and 200 breast

Four-time All-American...2012 Pac-12 Champion in the 100 breast and 200 breast...Has earned two Honorable Mention All-American honors three seasons at Arizona...2010 Pac-10 Champion in the 200 breast...Is third on the Arizona school record list in the 200 breaststroke.

2011-12: Earned two All-American honors after finishing fourth in the 100 breast and the 200 breast at the NCAA Championships...Won the 100 breast and the 200 breast at the Pac-12 Championships...Posted two career-best times and two NCAA "A" cuts in the 100 and 200 breast at the Texas Invite.

2010-11: Earned Honorable Mention All-American honors in the 200 breaststroke at the NCAA Championships with a 13th place finish in 1:55.59...Finished 17th overall in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 53.37...Placed 44th overall in the 200 I.M.

2009-10: Pac-10 Champion in the 200 breaststroke...An Honorable Mention All-American at the NCAA Championships in Columbus in the 200 breaststroke with a personal best time of 1:54.64...Achieved the third fastest 200 breaststroke time in school history during the prelims of the event at NCAA's.

High School: Three-time Arizona state champion in the 100 breaststroke...East Valley Tribune Class 5A All-Tribune team in '06, '07 and `08...Named to the Arizona Republic's All-Swimming Team in '07 and '08...Broke an 18-year state record in the 100 breast.

Personal: Son of Kurt and Krista Mickelson...Has one sister, Janet.

Major: Public Management

Career Ambition: Firefighter

Spends free time: Golfing and wakeboarding

Why Arizona: I feel like swimming at Arizona will put me in the best position possible to accomplish the goals I have set for myself next year, that is one of the main reasons I chose to come to Arizona. I am so impressed by the coaching staff and how fast the team is year after year.

Personal Bests:

200 Breast: 1:52.18

100 Breast: 51.86

2012 Olympic Trials

100m Breast Preliminaries: 32nd - 1:02.79

200m Breast Preliminaries: 20th - 2:14.45