Erin Bleyl
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    Erin Bleyl

    Class:
    Graduated

    Hometown:
    Tucson, AZ

    High School:
    Pusch Ridge Christian Academy

    Height:
    5-8

    Event:
    Back

    personal bests
    100 free - 51.25
    200 free - 1:50.70
    500 free - 4:58.69^
    100 back - 56.15^
    200 back - 2:01.66^
    ^ Academy Top 10

    2012-13 (JUNIOR): A part of two record relay groups and swam an Academy Top 10 mark in the 500 free...swam the third-leg of both the school-record setting 400 and 800 free relays at MW Championships...500 free time of 4:58.69 is the seventh-fastest in program history...third-fastest 200 free (1:51.86), 1000 free (10:56.58) and 100 back (58.42) times on team...second-fastest 200 back time on team (2:04.23).

    2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Top five on the team in seven different events...swam the team's fastest 500 free with a time of 4:58.83, which was the sixth-fastest in school history...was second-fastest in the 100 and 200 back and 200 free...top time in 100 back was 56.15, which is the second-fastest in school history...top time in 200 back was 2:02.17...also swam the fifth-fastest 100 free, fourth-fastest 1000 free and fourth-fastest 400 IM...Led off the fastest times of the 200 and 400 free relay groups.

    2010-11 (FRESHMAN): Posted one of the best freshman campaigns in AFA history, setting three individual school records and three relay records for a total of six school records...set school records in the 100 back (56.28) and 200 back (2:01.66) and 100 free (51.25)...also swam in the record setting 400 free, 800 free and 400 medley relay groups...swam the fastest times for the season in four events (100, 200 free & 100, 200 back)...ranks second all-time at AFA in the 200 free and ninth in the 500 free...also swam the 200 meter free at the Indianapolis Grand Prix...earned the team Coaches Award.

    HIGH SCHOOL (Pusch Ridge Christian Academy): Lettered four years in swimming...team captain as a senior...led Pusch Ridge to third-place finish in states as a senior and second-place finish as a junior...set state records in the 100 back and 200 free as a sophomore...scholastic All-American...National Honors Society member...also swam for Flying Fish Arizona club swim team...high school swimming coach was mother, Mary Beth Bleyl.

    PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 17...major is human factors...has a sister and brother...sister, Shawna, is a 2012 West Point graduate and played on the softball team...parents are USAFA grads and were also on the Wings of Blue jump team...hobbies are eating, sleeping, hiking, watching TV shows and baking...favorite food is jalapenos...favorite movies are the Truman Show and the Princess Bride...favorite book is A Tale of Two Cities...something most people don't know about her is her favorite animals are sharks...credits her first swim coach, Troy Reister, as having the biggest influence on her sports career because `he taught me to love swimming'...enjoys listening to Mumford & Sons, Simon & Garfunkel, Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, The Cataracts, Jack Johnson and Britney Spears...if she could be on any reality TV show, it would be Gator Boys...favorite quote: `Don't let the haters stop you from doin' your thang.' - Mean Girls...daughter of Wallace and Mary Beth Bleyl.

    Inside Women's Swimming