Position
Freestyle/backstroke
Height
5'7
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Williamsville, N.Y.
High School
Williamsville HS

Helak’s Top Times

50 Free – 24.44 2018 TAMU Last Chance
200 Free – 1:51.89 Art Adamson Invitational
500 Free – 5:00.22 Art Adamson Invitational
100 Back – 54.42 2021 SEC Championships
200 Back – 1:58.93 2020 SEC Championships

SENIOR SEASON (2020-21)

To start the season against Alabama, finished in third place in the 100-Yard Backstroke with a time of 56.61 and sixth place in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 2:03.49… At the Art Adamson Invitational, finished in fifth place in the 100-Yard Backstroke with a time of 55.30, sixth in the 200-Yard Freestyle with a time of 1:51.89, seventh in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 2:00.11, and 15th in the 500-Yard Freestyle with a time of 5:00.82… Against Tulane she finished fifth overall in the 100-Yard Backstroke with a time of 57.28 and eighth in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a 2:07.20… In a duel meet against Florida State University she touched the wall fifth overall in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 2:02.99 and sixth overall in the 100-Yard Backstroke in a 56.40… Against Texas A&M she finished third overall in the 100-Yard Backstroke in a time of 56.85 and touched the wall sixth in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 2:03.90… At the 2021 SEC Championships, finished in 33rd place in the 100-Yard Backstroke with a time of 54.89, 42nd place in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 1:59.48, and 42nd place in the 500-Yard Freestyle with a time of 4:57.94.

JUNIOR SEASON (2019-20)
Started the season off with a third place finish in the 500-Yard Freestyle against Tulane with a time of 5:05.40… Also against Tulane, was part of the 400-Yard Medley Relay that finished fifth with a time of 3:56.09…. Had a pair of fourth place finishes against Auburn in the 100-Yard Backstroke and the 500-Yard Free with times of 57.11 and 5:09.84… Came in fifth place in the 200-Yard Free against SMU with a time of 1:53.78… Finished in 12th place in both the 200-Yard Free and Back at the SMU Invitational with times of 1:51.41 and 2:00.58… At the same meet, came in 13th place in the 500-Yard Free with a time of 4:58.05… Finished in fifth and sixth place against Missouri in the 500 and 200-Yard Free with times of 5:01.01 and 1:52.29… In a dual meet against Delta State she touched the wall second in both the 100-Yard Backstroke with a time of 56.28 and the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 2:02.59…Came in fifth in the 200-Yard Back against Florida State with a time of 2:01.92 and sixth in the 100-Yard Back with a 56.43…In a dual meet against Texas A&M she finished fourth in the 100-Yard Back with a time of 56.61 and fourth in the 500-Yard Free with a 5:05.67… At the 2020 SEC Championships, finished in 37th place in the 200-Yard Back with a time of 1:58.93, 43rd in the 100-Yard Back with a time of 55.22, and 49th in the 500-Yard Free with a time of 4:56.99.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018-19)
Started the season off with three top-five finishes against UCONN and Navy including a win in the 1000-Yard Freestyle with a time of 10:25.16 … Finished in fifth place in the 500-Yard Freestyle with a time of 5:02.92 and sixth place in the 1000-Yard Freestyle with a time of 10:27.25 … Another fifth and sixth place finish in the 500 and 1000-Yard Freestyles against Kentucky with times 5:04.10 and 10:30.75 … Two top-three finishes against Tulane and Loyola including a second place finish in the 500-Yard Freestyle with a time of 5:02.81 … At the Art Adamson Invitational, finished in 14th place in the 200-Yard Freestyle with a time of 1:51.47 … Won the 200-Yard Freestyle against Incarnate Word and Delta State after touching the wall in 1:50.87 … Claimed the silver against Texas A&M in the 500-Yard Freestyle with a time of 4:59.52 … Took fourth against Houston and Rice in the 1000-Yard Freestyle after touching the wall in 10:20.68.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2017-18)
Began the year with a runner-up finish in the 500-yard freestyle against Loyola and Tulane with a time of 5:07.32 … Recorded a personal-best time in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:39.86 placing her ninth in the dual meet against Virginia and Pittsburgh … Finished fifth and sixth respectively in the 1000-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle with times of 10:46.04 and 5:15.16 against Georgia … Posted a personal-best time of 1:52.51 in the 200-yard freestyle in the Houston Quad Meet … Closed the season on a high note with personal bests in the 50-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke and 500-yard freestyle at the Texas A&M Last Chance Meet … Named to First Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

PRIOR TO LSU
Swam for Victor Swim Club and Williamsville North High School … 2015 Futures Highpoint Winner … 2015 and 2016 Short Course LSC Team Champions … 2016 Futures Champion in 200 back … 2015 and 2016 Scholastic All-American … 2016 ECIC Swimmer of the Meet … Made senior national cut in 200 back her sophomore season … Undefeated senior season … Williamsville North school-record holder in the 500 free, 200 free, and 100 back … Holds Niagara district long course records in the 200 back, 100 back … … Victor Swim Club records in the 50 back, 100 back, 200 back … 2015 Buffalo Area Aquatic Club Swimmer of the Year

PERSONAL
Born on September 14, 1999 … Parents are Gary and Robin Helak … Has a sister, Amanda … Majoring in Business.

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