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Bailey Nero
Bailey  Nero

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fort Collins, Co.

High School:
Fossil Ridge

Event:
Back/Butterfly/IM

10/27/2017

10-27-17 Alabama vs Auburn Swimming and Diving

10-27-17 Alabama vs Auburn Swimming and Diving Anthony Hall

2012 & 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier

Summer 2017:
Competed at the Phillips 66 National Championships ... Qualified for the C Final of the 100 fly in 59.75 but scratched the finals swim ... Took 40th in the 50 fly (27.82), 43rd in the 200 IM (2:18.66) and 47th in the 200 fly (2:17.00) ... Competed at the US Open and placed 8th in the 100 fly (1:00.66) after swimming a1:00.15 during prelims ... Also placed 19th in the 200 IM (2:18.90).

Sophomore Season (2016-17):
Competed at NCAAs in the 200 IM (1:58.52/t33rd), 100 fly (52.95/36th) and 200 fly (1:56.80/26th) ... Championship Finalist at SECs in the 100 fly (52.36/8th) and 200 fly (1:57.31/7th) and C Finalist in the 200 IM (1:57.99/17th), with both her 100 fly and 200 IM times being lifetime-bests ... Won the 200 fly at the Wisconsin, Kentucky, Alabama and Florida dual meets ... Won the 200 fly and 200 IM at the Georgia Tech Invite ... SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Freshman season (2015-16):
Competed at Olympic Trials in the 100 fly (1:00.12/26th) and 200 fly (2:15.06/t-35th) and also qualified for the 400 IM ... Competed at the NCAA Championships in the 100 fly (53.52/40th), 200 fly (1:57.95/36th) and 200 IM (2:01.76/56th) ... Also had a NCAA B cut in the 400 IM (4:17.07) set during SEC Championship prelims ... SEC point scorer in the 200 fly (1:58.85/14th) ... Swam in the SEC Championships C Finals in the 200 IM (2:00.18/22nd) and 400 IM (4:17.89/23rd) ... Had an impressive showing at the Georgia Invite, clocking a 1:55.89 in the 200 fly - 7th-fastest in Auburn history - and a 1:58.92 in the 200 IM - 9th-fastest in Auburn history ... Won the 200 fly during the Alabama (1:58.49) and Arkansas (2:01.39) dual meets ... SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll.

High School:
Graduated from Fossil Ridge High School where she served as team captain and competed for Fort Collins Area Swim Team ... Was a member of the Science National Honor Society ... Recipient of two leadership awards, The Ridge award and The Spirit of the Ridge award ... 4-time Scholastic All-American ... 15 time Athletic All- American ... 14-time 5A state champion ... 5A high school record holder in the 100 butterfly ... Colorado state record holder in the 13-14 100 and 200 butterfly, 17-18 200 butterfly and the Open 200 butterfly ... CHSAA 5A female swimmer of the year for 2015 ... 2015 XFinity Female Athlete of the Year ... Olympic Trial qualifier in the 100 and 200 butterfly in 2012, Olympic Trial qualifier in the 100 and 200 butterfly and the 400 Individual Medley for 2016 ... Top-8 finalist at both Junior Nationals and Nationals in the 100 and 200 butterflies and 400 IM

Personal:
Daughter of Nick and Krista Nero ... Has two brothers, Carter and Cole ... Studying in the College of Sciences & Mathematics ... Chose Auburn because she loves the school, team and coaches.

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