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  • Swimmer at Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics (PASACA) / PASA
  • in 2008 = 21 DOB: Aug 12, 1986
  • 6' 0" (182.9 cm)
  • Hometown = Los Altos, Calif.
  • in 2008 resides in Palo Alto, Calif.
  • Coach = Scott Shea
  • Wikipedia:Brooke Bishop (empty in July 2008)
  • USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.

Career Highlights:[]

  • Took first in the 50m free at 2004 Summer Nationals.
  • Swam the 100m back and 50m free at 2004 Olympic Trials.
  • Placed 4th in the 100 fly and 6th in the 50 free at the 2008 Olympic Trials
  • Member of the USA swimming national team in 2007 and 2008
  • Captain of the Stanford Women's Swim team in 06-07 and 07-08
World University Games:[]


  • Silver, 400m MR-R;
  • 4th, 100m BK;
  • 5th, 50m FR;
  • 9th, 50m BK
NCAA NCAA logo Championships[]

2007(Jr): 3, 400y MR-R; 4, 200y MR-R; 5, 50y FR/200y FR-R; 6, 100y BK; 9, 400y FR-R; 10, 100y FR

2008 (Sr): 2, MR-R, 3, 400 MR-R; 5, 400 FR-R; 10, 50 FR

2007 World Rankings:[]

24th, 50m free; 84th, 100m free; 27th, 50 back; 43rd, 100 back

2005 World Rankings:[]

39th, 50m free; 112th, 100m free; 76th, 100m back; 117th, 200m back


Collegiate: Three-time All-American ... four-time PAC-10 Champion High School: Won eight Central Coast titles (two each year of high school) ... is the national public school record holder in the 50m free (Short Course Meters).


High School: Mountain View HS '04 College: Stanford '08 College Major: Product design

Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Brad and Kim Sibling(s): Younger brother (Brian) plays water polo at UCSB ... younger brother (Scott) plays water polo at UCSB

Started Swimming: At age 9 with friends

Sports Played Before Swimming: Soccer, volleyball, track

Hobbies Outside the Pool: Traveling, napping, eating, going to the beach, laughing (inside the pool too!) skiing, scuba diving, sky diving, hiking, photography

Favorite TV shows: The Office, How i Met Your Mother, Lost, DEXTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Most Influential Person: Parents because "they have always been behind me and I have learned so much from them."

Interesting Facts: Is able to give it to people straight regardless of who they are. Is always excited and has a passion for making Pizza...recently discovered hulu.com, which has been around for about a year, and is on the verge of discovering youtube.com where most of her races are posted. Likes to stand outside in cold temperatures that make her fingers frozen. Trys to force feed herself produce so that she doesnt waste food before it goes bad.

Training Notes[]

Fall 2009[]

Trained at Nike world headquaters as a new prospect for olympic hurddling. Started off jumping 3 hurddles in 10 secs and progressed to jumping over 1 tall hurddle in 2 seconds. Similtaniously climate trained in subzero temperatures for better thermal control.

Worked daily on running form as a Nike subject, 4 to 6 miles in 20 to 45 minutes. 

Came to the realization that her favorite swim cheer is "MOVE YOUR ARMS FAST!!!!!!! YEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

International Medals[]

2007 World University Games 2007: Silver, 400m MED-R

Top Times[]

Event Best Year 50m FR 25.40 Aug 07 100m FR 56.05 Nov 07 50m BK 29.10 Aug 07 100m BK 1:02.11 Aug 07


08 SCSC GP - t4 Final, 50m FR; 16 Final, 100m FR; 6 Final, 100m BK; 17 Final, 100m FL NCAA - 10 Final, 50y FR; 5 Final, 400y FR-R; 2 Final, 200y MED-R; 3 Final, 400y MED-R


WUGS - 5 Final, 50m FR; 9 Final, 50m BK; 4 Final, 100m BK; 2 Final, 400m MED-R SCSC GP - 3 Final, 50m FR; 10 Final, 100m FR; 16 Final, 100m BK; 4 Final, 400m FR-R


SUM NATS - 8 Final, 50m FR; 17 Final, 100m FR; 4 Final, 100m BK NCAA - 3 Final, 50y FR; 5 Final, 100y BK


SUM NATS - 3 Final, 50m FR; 16 Final, 100m FR; 4 Final, 100m BK; 20 Final, 200m BK WC TRIALS - 11 Final, 50m FR; 17 Final, 100m BK


SUM NATS - 1 Final, 50m FR; 13 Final, 100m FR; 6 Final, 100m BK


US OPEN - 19 Final, 50m FR; 22 Final, 100m BK SUM NATS - 10 Final, 50m FR; 13 Final, 100m BK SPG NATS - 12 Final, 50m FR; 16 Final, 100m BK


SPG NATS - 17 Final, 50m FR; 8 Final, 100m BK; 21 Final, 100m FL