Kim Carlisle

Class of 1979

Ms. Carlisle was a championship swimmer in the late 1970’s at Finneytown. She won both team and individual honors at the state level in the backstroke and individual medley. Kim held the national high school record in the backstroke. She was named state swimmer of the year in 1979.


After Finneytown, Kim attended Stanford where she continued her award-winning swimming, being named All American, National Team Champions in 1980 and 1983, and Stanford Athlete of the Year in 1982. She was a member of the 1979 Pan American and 1980 U.S. Olympic Teams.


Kim is co-founder and president of LITERATE, a communications consulting firm. She is a contributing editor of Women’s Sports and Fitness, has written for Sports Illustrated, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Northern Californian Olympians.


Kim lives in Menlo Park, CA with her husband, Kelly Foster. They have two children, Reed and Hallee.