Top Times 200-yard freestyle - 1:50.89(2011 Mizzou Invite) 500-yard freestyle - 4:49.68(2012 Big 12 Championships) 1,000-yard freestyle -10:05.54(vs Missouri, 10/29/10) 1,650-yard freestyle - 16:34.73 (2011 Big 12 Championships) 400-yard IM - 4:24.60(2013 Big 12 Championships, 2/27-3/2)
2012-13 (Senior) Voted team co-captain... 2013 Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year... Academic All Big 12 First Team...Athletic Director's and Big 12 Commisioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2012)... Picked up a pair of top-three finishes in a dual meet at Rice (10/6), finishing second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:03.06) and third in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:23.42)... Finished first in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:17.06) and second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:03.42) in a dual against No. 15 Minnesota (10/6)... Placed second in the 200-yard freestyle, with a time of 1:57.56, in a dual at Nebraska-Omaha (10/25)... Finished second in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:17.11) in a double-dual against TCU and North Dakota (11/2-3)... Picked up a pair of top-three finishes in a dual at Hawaii, finishing second in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:16.54) and third in the 400-yard IM (4:30.16)... Placed third in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:22.66) and set a season best in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.40) in a dual against Iowa State (2/8-9)... Closed out the season with three top-15 finishes at the Big 12 Championships (2/27-3/2), setting season-best times in the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:53.15, eighth), the 500-yard freestyle (4:50.97, 10th) and the 400-yard IM (4:24.60, 11th).
2011-12 (Junior) Specialized in middle and long distance... Placed second in the 500-yard freestyle, in a dual meet against Arizona (10/8), with a time of 5:07.80... Picked up a first-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (5:04.81) and a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.98), in a double-dual meet with host Northern Iowa and North Dakota (10/22)... Grabbed a first-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle (17:10.35) and a third-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (5:05.03), in a dual meet with Illinois (10/29)... Finished first, with a career-best time, in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:09.94) and second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:03.40), in a dual meet with Missouri (11/11)... Placed first in the 500-yard freestyle (5:01.00) and second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.14), in a dual with Nebraska-Omaha (11/19)... Finished first in the 200-meter long course freestyle, with a time of 2:13.12, at the Mayaguez Invite (1/7)... Picked up two first-place finishes in the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:55.34) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:59.23) in a dual with Nebraska (1/14)... Finished second in the 1,650-yard freestyle (17:00.97) and third in the 400-yard IM (4:37.09), in a dual meet with Arkansas (1/21)... Finished second in the 800-yard freestyle, with a time of 8:13.13, in a dual with Iowa State (2/3-4)... Closed out the season with a fifth-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle (16.38.18), 11th in the 400-yard IM (4.28.20), eighth in the 500-yard freestyle, with a career-best 4.49.68 and swam the anchor leg on the 800-yard freestyle relay team that placed fourth (7:17.39) at the Big 12 Championships (2/22-25).
2010-11 (Sophomore) Racked up 37 points for the Jayhawks at the 2011 Big 12 Championships in Austin, TX and was a member of the 800 freestyle relay that finished fourth... Swam career best times at Big 12's in the 1650 (16:34.73, fifth), 500 freestyle (4:49.99, 13th) and 400 IM (4:26.92, 13th)... Finished first in 1000 freestyle (10:13.56) and second in 500 Freestyle (5:01.59) against Nebraska... Swam to second place finish (16:48.20), in 1650 Freestyle against Arkansas... In 500 Free versus Vanderbilt, earned first place honors with 4:56.71 time and second in 200 Free (1:54.54)... Finished first in two events during double-dual at Florida International with 10:12.06 time in 1000 Freestyle and 4:58.36 performance in 500 Free... At Georgia Fall Invitational, swam a career best in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:51.69 and finished in the top ten of the 1650 freestyle (16:44.60)... Versus Missouri, earned a career best time in the 1000 freestyle with 10:05.54 performance... Finished third in 200 Free (1:53.43), versus Drury/North Dakota... Racked up another third place time (10:07.88), at Arizona... Had at least the fifth fastest time on the team in six different events during the season, with top times in the mile 1650 and 1000 freestyle.... Named a 2010-11 Academic All-American... Earned Academic All-Big 12 honors... Named to Big 12 Honor Roll.
2009-10 (Freshman) Was named newcomer of the year... Recorded three career-best times at the Big 12 championships, placing seventh in the 1650-yard freestyle (16:43.63), 14th in the 500-yard freestyle (4:51.90) and 22nd in the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.89)... Won the 1650 freestyle (17:03.74) and the 500 freestyle (5:02.97) against Nebraska... Won the 1000-yard freestyle (10:17.67) and the 500 freestyle (5:00.19) at the LMU/UCSD double dual... Was crowned champion of both the 1000 freestyle (10:16.10) and the 500 freestyle (5:04.85) against Drury... Took second in the 1000 freestyle (10:22.85) and third in the 500 freestyle (5:03.77) against Missouri... Won the 500 freestyle (4:58.55) at the UNI/USD double dual... Named First Team Academic All-America by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America... A member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Athletic Director's Honor Roll for Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
High School (Trinity Academy) A four-time letterwinner for swimming... A three-time state champion in the 500 free... Was a three-time All-State first team selection... Helped her team win the 2007 State championship.
Personal Born in Dallas, Texas... Parents are Darrell and Julie Swank, younger sister is Rachel Swank... A double major in accounting and marketing.
Getting to Know Rebecca Reason you chose KU: I really enjoyed everything about the campus, the team and the coaches
Favorite swimmingmemory at KU thus far:When last year's senior class broke out in a dance routine at the senior banquet
Favorite TV show: NCIS
Favorite Food: Cream Cheese Pizza
Favorite Lawrence Restaurant: El Mezcal
Favorite place on campus to study: Wagnon Student-Athlete Center
Website you visit the most often: Facebook
Farthest place you have ever traveled: Maui, Hawaii
Teammate most likely to motivate me: The entire distance team
Favorite KU tradition: Waving the wheat during football and basketball games