Leigh Dalton

Leigh came to Kentucky via Northern California, where she began to swim in summer league at the age of five. It wasn't until she was 12 that Leigh committed to year round swimming. In 1994 Leigh moved to Lexington and started her standout career as a University of Kentucky scholarship swimmer.

Being a distance swimmer, Leigh knows hard work and dedication. She was a four time All-American in the 1650 free. In addition, Leigh competed in the NCAA Championships and the United States National Championships in both the 1650 and 500 freestyles.

In May 1999 Leigh graduated from UK with a BS in Hotel Management and a Minor in Business. Currently, Coach Dalton is employed full time at Marriott's Griffin Gate Resort.

Leigh continues to possess a great love for competitive swimming. To the deck, Leigh brings an excellent sense of stroke mechanics as well as a strong, determined attitude. She is excited about the opportunity to once again be a Wildcat!