Prior to entering athletics Kym was a member of the Junior WA Gymnastics team between 1993 and 1996. She has a pet, Golden Cocker Spaniel dog named Holly. In Perth Kym trains with one of the leading pole vault squads in the world. Under coach Alex Parnov, the squad includes: Emma George, Dimitri Markov and Paul Burgess. Kim's athletic
hero is Gail Devers. Interests include kids and the beach. Kym was married in 2004. Kym studied TAFE at the Mount Lawley campus and now works in a child care centre with children aged between 0-5 years.