Tennessee Olympians: Kira Toussaint, Swimming and Diving

Kira Toussaint is a rising senior for the Tennessee swimming and diving team who will be making her first trip to the Olympics as a member of the Netherlands’ team. She qualified in April at the Eindhoven Swim Cup by recording the exact FINA A-standard qualifying time of 1:00.25 in the 100-meter backstroke. She completed her first year of Tennessee in 2015-16 after spending the first two years of her career at Florida Gulf Coast.

In her debut year as a Vol, she was part of three winning SEC relays and earned five All-America honors. She also broke the school record in the 100-yard backstroke (50.85). Toussaint’s mother, Jolanda de Rover, was a two-time Olympian and a gold medalist in the 200 backstroke for the Netherlands in 1984.

Read more about UT athletes at the Rio Olympics from UT Sports.