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Bernie Guenther
  • Breast, IM
  • Ft. Myers, Fla. (Ft. Myers)
  • Club Coach: Mac Kennedy

National/ International Competition: Finished 24th in 200 breast event at 1999 Junior Nationals with time of 2:27.48.

2002-2003: Finished sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 58.17 vs. Florida Atlantic...Member of 200-yard medley relay team that swam exhibition vs. Tennessee (1:40.26)...Swam two exhibition races vs. Indian River, recording times of 1:00.05 in the 100-yard breaststroke and 4:13.20 in the 400-yard individual medley. 2001-2002: Swam the 200-yard breast, 200-yard IM and 400-yard IM at Southern States...Clocked in at 1:58.76 against Alabama...Competed as an exhibition swimmer against Penn State, finishing in 2:01.69 in the 200-yard butterfly and in 2:02.72 in the 200-yard IM...Against Florida State, turned in a time of 1:58.24 in the 200-yard IM...touched the wall in 4:09.89 in the 400-yard IM against Miami/IRCC...Member of the 400-yard medley relay team that finished in 3:44.46 and also recorded a time of 2:13.55 in the 200-yard breaststroke against Kentucky...clocked in at 1:04.08 in the 100-yard breast and at 4:24.69 in the 400-yard IM at the SEC Invitational

2000-2001: Had the team's best finish, placing fifth, in the 200-yard breaststroke at the Florida Atlantic/Indian River tri-meet...finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke at TCU with a time of 2:11.66...was seventh in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:11.22 in the Auburn/Arizona State tri-meet...came in eighth at Florida State in the 200-yard breaststroke, touching the wall in Alabama, placed fifth in both the 400-yard IM (4:19.24) and the 200-yard butterfly (1:59.81)

1999-2000: Posted Florida's seventh best time of the season in the 400y IM at the Bulldog Invitational with a time of 4:10.42...clocked 2:10.31 in the 200y breast at the Bulldog Invitational, UF's eighth best time of the year.

High School: 1999 graduate of Ft. Myers High School...helped lead squad to 1999 Florida Long Course was state runner-ups in 1999, district champions 1996-99 and conference champions went 16-0 in Guenther's last two years and 29-3 in his four years...holds school record in the 200m breaststroke...Guenther holds conference and district records in 100 breast and 200 IM events...four-time all Southwest Florida...1999 Southwest Florida Swimmer of the Year...finished second in 100 breast at 1998 H.S. State Championships with time of 1997 meet, Guenther came in second in two events (200 IM - 1:56.76 and 100 breast - 59.42).

Club: Member of the Swim Florida Club Team... coached by Mac Kennedy.

Personal: Born Bernard D. Guenther III on October 21, 1980 in Sarasota, Fla....son of Bernard and Karen Guenther...wants to get into broadcasting network sports ... serves as a reporter for the Sunshine Network and as a production assistant for CBS Sports and ESPN... pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism.

Personal Bests:
200y IM 1:54.95 (Southern States, 2002)
400y IM 4:02.30 (Gainesville Winter Classic, 2000)
100m Breast 1:08.05 (Largo Championships, 1999)
200m Breast 2:26.48 (Junior Nationals, 2000)
100m Fly 59.40 (Sunshine State Games, 1999)
200m Fly 2:13.49 (Sunshine State Games, 1999)
200m IM 2:12.09 (Junior Nationals, 2000)
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