Vipa Bernhardt

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Vipa Bernhardt
Personal information
Full nameVipa Bernhardt
National team Germany
Born (1982-09-20) September 20, 1982 (age 37)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
ClubSG Frankfurt
College teamUniversity of Florida (U.S.)
CoachGregg Troy (U.S.)

Vipa Bernhardt (born September 20, 1982) is a German former competitive swimmer who specialized in breaststroke events.[1] She was a member of the swimming team for Schwimmgemeinschaft Frankfurt. Bernhardt was also a college swimmer for the Florida Gators swimming and diving team under head coach Gregg Troy at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Bernhardt qualified for the women's 100-meter breaststroke at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, by attaining an A-standard entry time of 1:09.04 at the German Olympic trials.[2][3] Bernhardt failed to advance to the Olympic final, and she placed thirteenth overall in the semifinal, with a time of 1:09.72.[4]

Bernhardt graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor of science degree major in neurobiology and a bachelor of arts degree major in music performance, as well as a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Vipa Bernhardt". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  2. ^ "German Olympic Trials, Day 5: Franzi, Antje and Sarah All Win". Swimming World Magazine. 8 June 2004. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Swimming – Women's 100m Breaststroke Startlist (Heat 6)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Women's 100m Breaststroke Semifinal 1". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.

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