Sarah Gaines
Sarah Gaines
Year: So.
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Liberty
Major: IPHS

Top Times

100 freestyle - 58.46
200 freestyle - 2:03.22
200 individual medley - 2:24.14

College Career


  • Finished 1st in the 200 Y Free and 200 Y IM vs. Olivet
  • Finished 2nd in the 200 Y Free and 200 Y IM vs. Hope
  • Finished 1st in the 200 Y Free, 15th in the 200 Y IM, and 16th in the 400 Y IM at the MIAA Championships


  • Set a new personal best with her finals time of 2:17.81 in the 200 individual medley race at the MIAA Championships 
  • Won the women's 100 IM (1:10.38) and 200 freestyle (2:10.68) races in the meet against Hiram College 
  • Earned her season-fastest time in the 200 freestyle event in the finals of the Carthage Classic (2:03.22)

High School: Swimming and diving 2014-2018 ... 400 freestyle relay record in 2016, CSML championships second place 2015 and 2018, CHSAA state championships top 16 400 and 200 freestyle relay ... Academic All-State 2014-2018, Academic First Team 2016-2018 ... second place in 100 and 200 freestyle at CSML (2017), fourth place in 200 IM at CSML, third place in 100 freestyle (2018) ... track and field women's team captain

Community Involvement: Academic Letter 2014-2018, Order of the Crescent 2018, National Honor Society 2016-2018 ... volunteered over 100 hours at a local hospital

Personal: Enjoys volunteering with the Humane Society, reading, swimming, and weight lifting ... cousin Josie Adams plays softball at John Carroll University ... chose to attend Alma College because "I liked how close the swim team is and how small the school is. I like how small each class is and that you can have a personal relationship with the professors. Also, Alma offers IPHS which is a major that I have never heard of and it seemed perfect for my interests."