Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Matt Barber
Matt Barber


Kingwood, Texas

High School:
Kingwood HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 182

Free / Fly



Cordes Makes History on Night Two at NCAAs

Kevin Cordes swims the fastest 100y Breast in history


Cats Shatter School Record in 400 Medley Relay at NCAAs

Kevin Cordes swam the fastest breaststroke leg in history at 49.56


Wildcats Set for NCAA Championships

The competition takes place Thursday-Saturday at the IUPUI Natatorium


Men's Swimming Has Solid Opening Night at Pac-12s

The men's swim team opened the Pac-12 Championships with a pair of top-four showings in relay events


Cats Set for Pac-12 Championships

The Wildcats look to earn additional qualifying NCAA times

Three-time All-American.

2011-12: Earned two All-American honors after finishing sixth in the 800 free relay and 16th in the 500 free at the NCAA Championships...Posted personal best times in the 500 free and the 200 fly at the Texas Invite.

2010-11: Earned All-American honors in his first season at Arizona in the 800 freestyle relay with the men's quartet placing eighth overall in the event at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn....Placed among the top 35 in the country individually in the 200 free, 500 free and 200 fly at NCAA's...Qualified in the top eight of both the 200 free and 500 free at the Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach.

High School: Had a standout prep career while swimming at Kingwood HS and for Blue Tide Aquatics...Won three gold medals in his senior season at Kingwood in the state championships...Has swum on four junior national teams and competed on NCSA All-Star team during a trip to Dublin, Ireland...Named as the Houston Chronicle's Boys MVP for swimming in the Houston, Texas area as a senior.

Why Arizona: What stood out to me was the awesome coaching staff, the team as a family, and the desire to win

Major: Pre-business

Spends free time: Living an active lifestyle

Personal Bests
200 free - 1:35.74
500 free - 4:16.55

1650 free - 15:15.24
200 fly - 1:45.45

National Teams
2008 World Youth Team; Monterrey, Mexico.
2009 Jr. Pan Pacific Team; Guam
2009 National Youth team; Stockholm & Berlin
2010 National Youth Team; Barcelona

2012 Olympic Trials

400m Free Preliminaries: 44th - 3:58.09

200m Free Preliminaries: 44th - 1:51.22

200m Fly Preliminaries: 77th - 2:03.47