Kristian Gkolomeev posts the fastest 50 freestyle time in the nation on the way to the win
Alabama Highlights: 2015 - Sophomore: Posted career-best times in the 500 freestyle (4:58.38) and 100 butterfly (54.86) at the SEC Championships … finaled as part of the Tide’s school-record setting 800 freestyle relay at the SEC Championship, taking eight place … also competed in the 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly and the 500 freestyle at the SEC Championships … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2014 - Freshman: Competed in the 100 and 200 butterfly and the 500 freestyle at the SEC Championships … second all-time at Alabama in the 200 butterfly after posting a time of 1:57.66 at the Auburn Invitational … picked up three victories in the 200 butterfly and one win in the 500 freestyle during the regular season … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Tim Raven and Shane Arnold at Hunter Swim Club … won gold at the 2010 Australian Age Nationals in 200m butterfly and bronze in the 100m butterfly … semi-finalist in the 100m butterfly and placed fifth in the 200m butterfly at the 2011 Australian Open … took home silver medals in the 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, and 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2011 Australian Age Group Nationals … member of the 2011 NSW US Touring Team … raced in the semi-finals of the 100m butterfly and placed eighth in the 200m butterfly finals at the 2012 Australian Olympic Trials … won bronze at the 2012 Australian Age Group Nationals in the 200m butterfly … placed seventh in the finals of the 200m butterfly at the 2013 Australian Open … NSW champion in the 4x50m freestyle relay in 2006, 2007, and 2008 … NSW champion in the 2010 100m fly, 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke … set record in the 2011 100m butterfly, becoming an NSW champion.
Personal Information: Full name: Leah Catherine Bird ... daughter of Elizabeth and Stephen Bird … sisters, Nicola and Jacqueline … human performance graduate studies … born October 26, 1993.