NAME: Payton Keiner
SCHOOL: Cincinnati Christian School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2017
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Reigning Ohio state Div. II 100 backstroke champ will swim collegiately at Liberty University.
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'10"- 140 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Fairfield Township
PARENTS: Brian & Jen
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Coaches, teammates, parents
FUTURE GOAL: NCAAs
Cincinnati Christian School's swimming All-American Payton Keiner is the reigning Ohio state Div. II swimming champion in the 100 backstroke (54.59), which she won last February while battling the flu. She was also Ohio state runner-up in the 200IM.
Payton is CCS's first-ever state swimming champion and holds 10 school records in the 100 back, 200IM plus in numerous other events. Her junior year, she won two Div. II SWO District titles as well. She won the 200 individual medley in 2:06.27 and the 100 backstroke in 55.62, setting a District record.
She has started strong this season: In the prestigious Southwest Ohio Swimming & Diving Classic, Payton won the 100 backstroke championship in 55.62 and won the 200 backstroke in 1:59.30, a meet record.
Payton has garnered numerous honors, including last season when she was 1st team all-conference and 1st team all-city. She has committed to swim collegiately at Liberty University. She is a National Honor Society student and is active in community service.
Her favorite athlete is Missy Franklin and her most-like-to-meet is Chris Pratt.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Payton is extremely self-motivated, driven and focused in and out the water. She supports her teammates and her faith in God keeps her grounded."
— Jen Keiner, Swim Coach
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