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Kristy Kowal

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Kristy Kowal with fellow open water swimmer Lexie Kelly
Kristy Kowal and Heather Petri at the Nantasket Beach Swim in Hull, Massachusetts, a Swim Across America charity event
The Mermaid Mafia at the 2015 Trans Tahoe Relay, a 10-mile lake swim across Lake Tahoe with Captain Lexie Kelly, 6-time Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni, 4-time Olympic medalist Heather Petri, Olympic silver medalist Kristy Kowal, Olympic gold medalist Staciana Stitts, and Olympic gold medalist Misty Hyman

Kristina ("Kristy") Ann Kowal (born on 9 October 1978 in Reading, Pennsylvania) is an Olympic swimmer from the United States, who won the silver medal in the 200m breaststroke at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. She is a third grade elementary teacher in Pennsylvania.

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Kowal helped her college, the University of Georgia (UGA), to three NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. In 2000, she was named NCAA Woman of the Year and she was recipient of the Today's Top VIII Award as a member of the Class of 2001, which honors eight senior student-athletes each year. She graduated from UGA in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed). Kowal became a member of the United States Swimming Team in 1995.

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