- Blair Collins
- Sarasota, Fla. (Riverview)
Career Best Times
200 Free: 1:51.99 (2008 Princeton Invite)
500 Free: 4:56.03 (2008 Princeton Invite)
100 Back: 57.22 (2008 Princeton Invite)
200 Back: 1:59.44 (2008 Princeton Invite)
2008-09: Named to the 2009 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll…Saw action in nine dual meets for the Gators during her freshman campaign, with her best performances at the 2009 Princeton Big Al Invitational in Princeton, N.J. …Finished fifth in the 200 back (1:59.44), 10th overall at the Princeton Invite in the 500 free (4:56.03), took 12th in the 100 backstroke (57.22) and 17th in the 200 free (1:51.99)…Highlights of the dual meet season included a sixth-place finish in the 200-yard back (2:06.88) in the win over Florida State…Finished 11th in the 500-yard free against Virginia (5:09.42)…Took fourth in both the 100 (59.82) and 200 back (2:06.16) versus Florida Atlantic University…Finished the dual meet season with a sixth-place finish in the 500 free (5:09.96) when the Gators defeated both IRSC and FGCU.
Coached at Riverview by Larry Shofe … A team captain her senior season … Member of National Honor Society in high school.
Member of the Sarasota YMCA Sharks, coached by Larry Shofe and Ira Kleine, and swam with current Gators Ryan Crete and Austin Detra.
Born Blair Olivia Collins on July 28, 1990, in Sarasota, Fla. … Daughter of Priscilla Schneider and Jack and Shannon Collins … Has four siblings, Cole (15), Noah (5), Dallas (4) and Jack (2) … Chose UF because of its great reputation with both academic and athletic excellence and the honor of being a part of the Gator Nation … Enjoys going to the beach … Future ambitions include becoming a nurse or being in the medical field … Majoring in pre-nursing.