Bridget Blood
Bridget  Blood

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Ursuline Academy

Height:
5-11

Event:
Breaststroke

Experience:
2L



06/30/2016

Alabama’s Crews Wellford Leads the Tide on Day Five of U.S. Olympic Trials

The All-American finished 45th in the 200-meter backstroke with a time of 2:03.01

06/29/2016

Alabama’s Mia Nonnenberg Nabs Another Top-20 Finish on Day Four of U.S. Olympic Trials

The All-American finished 19th in the 200-meter butterfly with a school-record 2:12.87

06/27/2016

Alabama Swimmers Post Top-20 Finishes on Day Two of U.S. Olympic Trials

All-Americans Luke Kaliszak and Bridget Blood finished in the top 20 of the 100-meter backstroke and 100-meter breaststroke, respectively

06/26/2016

Alabama Swimmers and Divers Compete at U.S. Olympic Trials

Aaron Fleshner finished up the U.S. Diving trials with a pair of top-10 finishes in Indianapolis, Ind., while current swimmers Taylor Charles, Carl Madden and Mia Nonnenberg along with alumni Cameron Conners competed on day one of the swimming trials in Omaha

06/25/2016

18 Alabama Swimmers Headed to 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

The Crimson Tide contingent will swim 33 races in events ranging from the 50-meter freestyle to the 400-meter individual medley

Alabama Highlights:
2016 - Junior:
Swam breaststroke on the 400 medley relay team at the NCAA Championships that broke the school all-time record with a 3:33.02 combined time as well as earned honorable mention All-America honors … posted a career-best time in the 100 breaststroke at the NCAA Championships with a 59.05 to earn Honorable Mention recognition … scored in the 100 breaststroke and 400 medley relay at the NCAA Championships, taking tenth and 13th, respectively … also competed in the 200 breaststroke and 200 medley relay at the NCAA Championships … posted a career-best time in the 200 individual medley (1:59.20) at the SEC Championships, ranking second and fifth, respectively, all-time at Alabama … finaled at the SEC Championships in the 100 breaststroke, taking second, 400 medley relay, taking fifth, 200 medley, taking seventh and 200 breaststroke, taking eighth … scored at the SEC Championships in the 200 individual medley, taking 24th … scored at the home meet against Georgia Tech in the 200 medley relay and 100 breaststroke, taking second in both, and the 200 breaststroke, taking fifth … also competed in the 200 freestyle relay against Georgia Tech … finaled at the long course home meet against Tennessee in the 50-meter, 100m and 200m breaststroke … scored in the 400 medley relay against Tennessee, taking fourth … also competed in the 50m freestyle and 200m individual medley against Tennessee … finaled at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational taking top honors in both the 400 medley relay and 100 breaststroke while also finaling in the 200 medley relay, taking second, and 200 individual medley, taking fifth … her 100 breaststroke at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational ranks ninth in the NCAA with a time of 1:00.43 … scored in the 200 breaststroke at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational, taking 11th … also competed in the 200 freestyle relay, 50 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … finaled at South Carolina in the 400 medley relay and 100 breaststroke, taking top honors in both … also scored in the 200 breaststroke and 200 individual medley at South Carolina, taking third in both … finaled at home meet against Auburn in the 100 breaststroke, taking top honors … also scored in the 200 medley relay and 200 breaststroke against Auburn, taking second in both … finaled at the opening meet at Delta State University in the 400 medley relay and 100 and 200 breaststroke, taking top honors in all three … also scored in the 200 individual medley at Delta State, taking fourth.

2015 – Summer:
Finaled in the 100-meter breaststroke at the USA National Championships, taking fifth place and posting a school long course record.

2015 – Sophomore:
Competed in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley at the NCAA Championships … posted a career-best 59.82 in the 100 breaststroke at the SEC Championships … finaled at the SEC Championships in the 100 breaststroke, taking eighth … scored at the SEC Championships in the 200 breaststroke, taking ninth … also competed in the 200 individual medley at the SEC Championships … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2014 - Summer:
Posted top-25 times in the 50-meter, 100m and 200m breaststrokes at the USA Summer National Championships.

2014 - Freshman:
Posted top 30 finishes in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the NCAA Championships … finished sixth in the 200 breaststroke at the SEC Championships while posting a career-best time of 2:08.13 to rank second all-time at Alabama … broke the school record in the 100 breaststroke at the SEC Championships with a time of 59.97, becoming the first UA woman under a minute … finished eighth in the 100 breaststroke at the SEC Championships … scored in the 200 individual medley at the SEC Championships after swimming a career-best time of 1:59.60 … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … CSCAA Scholar All-American … named to the SEC All-Freshman Team … earned a place on the Dean’s List (3.5 GPA or better) for both the fall and spring semesters.

Prep Highlights:
Swam for Brad Isham at Ursuline Academy and under Chris Wolford for the Cincinnati Marlins … eight-time High School All-American … seven-time individual state champion … named All City Swimmer of the Year … member of the team champions at the 2013 Division I state meet … named Girls Greater Cincinnati League Swimmer of the Year … LaRosa’s MVP of the Week and MVP of the Year finalist … qualified for Olympic Trials … Junior and Senior National qualifier … placed fourth at the 2013 NCSA Junior Nationals … broke the Marlin “open” record in the 200m breaststroke and 400 medley relay.

Personal Information:
Full name:  Bridget Mary Blood … daughter of Mary and Tim Blood … brother, Nick … sisters, Sarah, Annie, Patty, and Caroline … mechanical engineering major … born February 9, 1995.

Top Times:
100 breaststroke 59.05
200 breaststroke 2:08.13
200 individual medley 1:59.20

     
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