Leah Bird
Leah  Bird


Newcastle, Australia

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Swimming and Diving Breaks Four School Records on Day One of SEC Championships

The Crimson Tide betters school records in the men's 200 medley and 800 freestyle relays, the women's 200 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay


Alabama Swimming and Diving Dominates Sprints on Day One of the H2Okie Invitational

Kristian Gkolomeev posts the fastest 50 freestyle time in the nation on the way to the win


Alabama Opens 2014-15 Collegiate Swimming and Diving Season with Decisive Wins over Delta State

Alabama's men beat Delta State 199-98 while the Crimson Tide women beat DSU 216-79


86 Alabama Student-Athletes Earn a Place on SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

The Alabama men's swimming and diving team led all UA and conference teams with 15 honors


Swimming and Diving Set for SEC Championships

The Crimson Tide and the rest of the conference will begin competition in the 2014 Southeastern Conference Championships on Tuesday with diving and a pair of relays

Alabama Highlights:
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 ... carries a 3.50 cumulative GPA into her sophomore year.

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 ... general studies major ... born October 26, 1993.

Top Times:
100 butterfly 55.42
200 butterfly 1:57.66
200 freestyle 1:54.24
500 freestyle 4:59.37

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