Who am I?
Hello, you! This is me. My name is Megan Kingsley and welcome to my AWESOME blog! To my friends I am know as Megs, King, or Kingsley, but I am well known as Megan Marie to my family. This blog started as a Digital Marketing college class project, and it turns out that it is really fun to share stories, experiences, and advice!
I am a 24 year old, small-but-mighty professional swimmer living out my life in Athens, GA, surrounded by the most incredible people. I swam my whole club career in the beautiful state of South Carolina, then making the decision to swim collegiately at my dream school – the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!).
During my time in college, I was a 6 time All-American while also undergoing 3 different knee surgeries after my junior year in college. I have qualified for Olympic Trials THREE times which is one of the coolest things!! In 2012 and 2016, I made semi-finals in the 200 fly, and I am now awaiting for the 2020 Olympic Trials to roll around (in summer of 2021?!?). The past eight years or so have been full of ups and downs, but the one thing that hasn’t waivered is God’s goodness.
I am blessed with so many great people in my life.
I am engaged to my best friend, Powell, who happened to also swim the 200 fly and swim at the Univeristy of Georgia when I did, and I can’t wait to marry him this November! He is certainly my rock and adventure buddy, and he loves my dog Bailey as much as I do.Lastly, while I do swim professionally full time, help run swim clinics, plan my own wedding, I also WORK FULL TIME! Yes, I am the Executive Coordinator for Georgia Swimming LSC (the local swim committee that runs the clubs of the state of Georgia). So my life is full, unpredicable, but full of so many blessings.
I’ll probably talk a lot about swimming and my friends (because both of those are awesome), about finding God and I promise it won’t be boring. If you choose to read my posts, I hope you feel compelled, enlightened, or maybe you even cracked a smile. Hey, and if you feel lost, just keep going.