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Karla Lessing - Women's Swimming - Kansas Jayhawks

Karla Lessing

Hometown Boulder, Colo.
High School Fairview High School
Class Freshman

High School: 

  • Joining the Jayhawks from Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado, Karla Lessing competed at the Colorado High School 4A State Championships in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle.
  • In December of 2019, Lessing won the 1,650 freestyle and took 3rd in the 500 freestyle at Colorado Swimming’s Pioneer Open.
  • Lessing joins her older sister, Amelie, who is currently a sophomore for the Jayhawks.


  • Daughter of Simon and Lisa Lessing
  • Has a sister, Amélie
  • Father, Simon is a 5x Pro Triathlete World Champion and competitor for Great Britain in the 2000 Sydney Olympics
  • Undecided about her major