The Stanford graduate led the Cardinal to three consecutive NCAA Championships and was on three NCAA title relays. She was a 13-time All-American.
Drabot has represented her country in a plethora of international outing including winning the bronze medal in the 200 butterfly at the 2019 World Championships.
She was on the U.S. National team multiple times and was part of the U.S. Junior National Team, becoming a Junior National Champion. She earned multiple gold medals at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships as well.
Katie Drabot said in 2021 “I think I gained a lot of confidence from worlds, realizing that I have made my presence on the world stage,”
Drabot went on to discuss her battle with mental health and the sport. After graduating from Stanford, she struggled, like many pro swimmers, during the pandemic to find the direction she needed.
“What they say is true — an athlete dies twice, the first being at retirement. My battle with mental health has stripped me of my identity and the one sport that has taught me everything from patience and humility to discipline, dedication and resilience. In these last few months, I have been given the opportunity to have closure with losing the sport defined me for the last 18 years,” Katie Drabot wrote. “Swimming will always be a big part of my life and I’m forever grateful for the opportunities, individuals and experiences that it’s given me. It’s now time for me to focus on my health and well-being as I start this next chapter of my life.”Follow us on social media