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Blair Beard
  • Senior
  • Individual Medley
  • Sarasota, Fla./Sarasota
Career Best Times
(Long Course Meters)
Event Time    
200 IM 2:20.03    
400 IM 5:00.35    
200 Fly 2:21.73    
400 Free 4:28.63    
800 Free 9:08.05    
1,500 Free 17:24.54    
200 Breast 2:46.62    
(Yards)
Event Time Date Opponent
200 IM 2:04.15 2004 SEC Championships
400 IM 4:17.79 02.26.2003 Last Chance Meet
200 fly 2:02.46 2004 SEC Championships
200 free 1:57.89   Gator Invitational
500 free 5:00.04 02.01.2003 Tennessee
1,000 free 10:13.67 11.23.2002 Georgia
1,650 free 17:03.49 2003 SEC Championships
100 breast 1:09.80 10.18.2003 Florida Invitational
200 breast 2:23.42 01.11.2003 Texas

National/International Competition: Participated in various invitationals and championships, including the U.S. Open, Y-Nationals and Junior Nationals … Competed at the 2004 USA Spring Nationals in the 400-meter IM (5:03.61) … Marked a personal best in the 200 breast with her time of 2:23 in the Y-Nationals.

2003-04: Five top-three finishes …Exhibitioner at the SEC Championships, producing a career best in the 200 fly (2:02.46) and 200 IM (2:04.15), and provisional marks in the 400 IM (4:18.33) and 200 IM … Won the 200-meter IM with a provisional time of 2:20.03 vs. Alabama (1/24) and finished third in the 200 fly (2:25.10) vs. the Tide … Season-best time in the 400 IM (4:26.73) at South Carolina (11/14) … Fifth best time in the 200 fly (2:05.50) vs. FSU (11/11) … First in the 200 breast (2:23.63), second in the 200 fly (2:05.50) and fifth place as a member of the 200 MR (1:52.02) vs. Arkansas (10/23) … Placed 10th in the 100 back (1:08.80) and finished 11th in the 400 IM (4:31.92) at the Florida Invitational … Finished sixth in the 200 IM (2:09.00) at the FAU-Michigan dual meet.

2002-03: Finished in 27th place in the 400 IM at the NCAA Championships … Qualified for the NCAA meet after swimming a career best time of 4:17.79 in the IM at the Last Chance meet ... Placed second in the 200 fly against Florida Atlantic (2/8) with a time of 2:05.13 … Swam a career best time in the 500 free (5:00.04) and finished third in the 1,000 free (10:16.49) vs. Tennessee (2/1) … Against Georgia (11/23), recorded a career best time of 10:13.67 in the 1,000 free.

2001-02: Swam the 200 fly in 2:04.84, 500 free in 5:00.40 (career best) and the 400 IM in 4:22.21 at SEC Championships … Placed second in the 1,000 free (10:26.42) vs. Kentucky at the SEC Eastern Division Dual Meet Extravaganza … Finished fourth in the 1,000 free (10:22.43) against Florida Atlantic (2/9) … Swam the 200 fly against Michigan (10/19) and placed fourth (2:07.81) at SEC East … Finished fourth in the 200 fly (2:09.71) against Kentucky (10/11) … Competed in the 100 breast for the first time in her collegiate career, finishing with a time of 1:10.39 in the SEC East Swimming and Diving Challenge.

2000-2001: Swam a collegiate best by close to 30 seconds in the Florida Senior Championship meet … Set collegiate bests in the 200 fly (2:05.64), 400 IM (4:26.10), and the 500 free (5:01.67) at the 2001 SEC Championships … Took fifth in the 200 breast (2:26.15) … Finished in 17:43.98 to finish fourth against Miami (10/20) … Swam a collegiate best time of 4:29.97 in the 400 IM and placed fourth against Texas (1/13) … Placed seventh in the 1,000 free with a collegiate best time of 10:19.32 at the Auburn and Arizona State meet (1/6) … Swam a then-collegiate best in the 200 fly (2:08.03) vs. FSU (11/17) …Won the 200 fly (2:09.26) and finished third in the 1,000 free (10:24.04) against TCU (11/3), her first collegiate dual meet.

High School: A 2000 graduate of Sarasota High School ... Named the Sarasota Herald-Tribune's Swimmer of the Year … Holds school records in the 200 IM (2:06) and 400 IM (4:25) … Named most valuable swimmer twice … Team captain … Also ran cross country and track.

Club: Member of Sarasota YMCA coached by Mike Stewart … Member of Swim Florida from 1987-99 and coached by current UF assistant coach Anthony Nesty.


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