Barbara Bedford (swimmer)

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Barbara Bedford
Personal information
Full name Barbara Jane Bedford
Nickname(s) "B.J."
Nationality  United States
Born (1972-11-09) November 9, 1972 (age 41)
Hanover, New Hampshire
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 134 lb (61 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke
College team University of Texas

Barbara Jane Bedford (born November 9, 1972) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Bedford represented the United States at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. She was a member of the U.S. team that won the Olympic gold medal in the women's 4x100-meter medley relay and set a new world record of 3:58.30 in the event final. Her record-setting teammates included Megan Quann (breaststroke), Jenny Thompson (butterfly), and Dara Torres (freestyle).

Bedford attended high school at swimming powerhouse Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey.[2]

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  1. ^ "ESPN Sydney Swimming". Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  2. ^ Peddie School, Swimming World Magazine. Accessed February 27, 2011. "A national swimming power, Peddie swimmers represented the U.S. in the last three Olympics including double gold medalist, Nelson Diebel in Barcelona and gold medalist BJ Bedford in Sydney."