Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace

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Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace
Personal information
Full name Arianna Fritzallen Vanderpool-Wallace
National team  Bahamas
Born (1990-03-04) March 4, 1990 (age 27)
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team Auburn University

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace (born March 4, 1990) is a competitive swimmer and national record-holder from the Bahamas who has represented her country in international championships, including the Olympics, FINA world championships, and Pan American Games.[1] She swam for the Bahamas at the 2008 Olympics and was the first Bahamian ever to make the final race. She attended Auburn University in the United States, where she swam for the Auburn Tigers swimming and diving team in collegiate competition.[2] At the 2007 Pan American Games she was part of the bronze medal winning women's 4 × 100 m medley relay alongside Alicia Lightbourne, Nikia Deveaux and Alana Dillette. She is a graduate of swimming powerhouse The Bolles School.[3]

She is the daughter of Bahamian politician Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace.

International tournaments[edit]

  • Olympics: 2008 and 2012
  • World Championships: 2009
  • Pan American Games: 2007
  • Central American & Caribbean Games: 2006 and 2010
  • Olympics: 2012
  • Commonwealth Games: 2014

Central American & Caribbean Games[edit]

Vanderpool-Wallace won four gold medals at the 2010 games, in Women's 50 and 100m Freestyle and 50 and 100m Butterfly. She also set games records of 54.87 for the 100m Freestyle and 26.46 for the 50m Butterfly.

Commonwealth Games 2014[edit]

Vanderpool-Wallace was the flag bearer for her nation at the opening ceremony. She competed in three events: Women's 50m Freestyle, Women's 50m Butterfly and Women's 100m Freestyle.

She won a silver medal in the 50m Butterfly with a time of 25.53, finished 4th in the 50m Freestyle with a time of 24.34 - a personal best - and fifth in the 100m Freestyle with 54.37.

Best times[edit]

  • 50m Freestyle: 24:34
  • 100m Freestyle: 53:73

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vanerpool-Wallace's entry from sports-reference.com; retrieved 2010-08-01.
  2. ^ Vanderpool-Wallace's bio from the Auburn Athletics website (auburntigers.com); retrieved 2010-08-01.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 

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