University of Iowa Athletics
Breast/Fly

Caleb Babb

Class Jr.
Hometown Jacksonville, Ill.
High School Jacksonville - Westfair Christian Academy

2019-20 — Swam a collegiate-best time in the 200 free (1:47.23) in the dual against Western Illinois (2/7)… had season-best times of 22.16 (50 free), 56.90 (100 breast), 2:04.04 (200 breast), 50.90 (100 fly), and 1:52.72 (200 IM).

2018-19 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection… named to the Dean’s List during the spring semester. 2018-19 – Ranked third on the team in the 100 breast (54.68) and 200 breast (2:00.21)… posted a collegiate best time in the 50 free (21.03) against Western Illinois, and in the 100 fly (49.92) and 200 IM (1:51.68) at the Shamrock Invitational… placed 22nd at the 2019 Big Ten Championships in the 100 breast (54.96).

High School — IHSA all-area as a sophomore… two-time IHSA all-state… two-time all area Swimmer of the Year for State Journal Register… finished seventh at Illinois State Championships in the 100 breast (56.49)… three-time first place finisher at sectionals in the 100 breast… two-time first place finisher at sectionals in the 100 fly… holds the school record in the 100 fly (50.91), 100 breast (56.49), and 200 IM (1:56.88)… four-year academic honor roll… 2018 USA Swimming Scholastic All American… class valedictorian… class president for National Honors Society… 2018 DAR Good Citizen Award recipient… 2018 Rotary Award honoree… 2018 Kiwanis Award recipient.. founder and editor of school newspaper.

Personal — Born July 6, 2001… son of Mark and Michelle Babb… majoring in microbiology.

Babb’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 21.03 Big Ten Championships 2/28/19
200 Free 1:47.23 Western Illinois 2/7/20
100 Breast 54.68 Big Ten Championships 3/1/19
200 Breast 2:00.21 Western Illinois 2/1/19
100 Fly 49.92 at Shamrock Invitational 1/26/19
200 IM 1:51.68 at Shamrock Invitational 1/26/19