Kevin Byers
Kevin Byers
Height: 6-0
Weight: 140
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Puyallup, Wash.
High School: Bellarmine Preparatory
Position: Back/IM

2009-10 (Sophomore):
Byers ended his second year as the men's team top swimmer for the season in the 50 Back (23.71), 100 Back (50.85), 200 Back (1:51.05), 200 IM (1:52.19) and 400 IM (4:00.43). Kevin finished eighth in the 200 Back during the conference championships with a time of 1:51.05. At the Big West Championships he also set a new career best time in the 100 Back (50.85).

2008-09 (Freshman):
As a freshman, Byers set his best times in the 200 Back (1:50.04), 200 IM (1:52.11) at the Big West Championships in February. At the USA Swimming Speedo Sectional he also set career best times in the 400 IM (3:59.98) and the 100 Back (50.97). Byers also set career best times in the 200 Back with a time of 1:50.04, which is the eighth best time in the Pacific record book. In the record book, Byers also holds the No. 9 spot in the 200 IM, No. 7 spot in the 400 IM and the No. 8 spot in the 200 Back.

High School:
Byers graduated from Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma, Wash., in the summer of 2008. He was a member of the King Aquatic Club outside of high school. With King Aquatic Club, Kevin specialized in individual medley, backstroke, freestyle and butterfly races individually, and was a part of freestyle and breaststroke relay teams. His best times as a junior national qualifier were 4:03.31 in the 400 IM, 1:55.42 for the 200 IM, a 1:52.98 time in the 200 Back, a time of 53.21 for the 100 Back and Kevin recorded a 1:45.21 speed in the 200 Free.

Personal:
Kevin Byers was born in San Francisco, Calif., and is the son of Scott and Kathleen Byers and he has two siblings, Kirsten and Neil. Kirsten Byers graduated from UCLA. In his third year at Pacific, Kevin is studying applied mathematics and economics, and is considering becoming a coach as a future career path.