College signing: Kelsey Moore

May 11, 2013 

Broughton swimmer Kelsey Moore, of Knightdale, recently signed a national letter of intent to swim for UNC-Wilmington.

COURTESY OF DONNA MOORE

UNC-Wilmington Swimming

High School: Broughton

Parents: Steve and Donna Moore

Power strokes: Middle distance freestyle, individual medley relay

Also considered: University of South Carolina, Georgia Southern University

Why UNC-Wilmington?: “Wilmington has the major that I have always wanted – marine biology. It is the perfect size and, of course, the location is a plus too.”

Most memorable: “One of the most memorable moments in my high school career was breaking the North Carolina state record in the 800 free relay with some of my closest friends.”

Notable: While Kelsey attends Broughton High School in Raleigh, she is from Knightdale, where she has been part of the Planter’s Walk Piranhas summer swim team since she was 5 years old. She’s also been a member of the New Wave Swim Team in Raleigh for 12 years and is USA Swimming Scholastic All American. In four years of lettering in swimming for Broughton, Kelsey has placed first in six Cap-8 Conference meet freestyle events. She placed third in the NCHSAA 200-yard freestyle and sixth in the 500 free as a captain in her recent senior prep season. She also holds three Broughton school records, including the 200-meter freestyle. Outside the pool, Kelsey is an All-Conference cross country team member for the Caps.

Broughton coach Richard Dubois: “During the regular season meets, I have swam her in almost every single event there is in high school swimming and she has won almost all of them. She was high point scorer for the team her junior and senior years. Because she is such a versatile swimmer, I don’t know where she’ll shine in college. Hopefully her coaches will let her continue to develop all her strokes before forcing her to specialize.”

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