Ellen Bloom  
Ellen Bloom

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Sartell, Minn.

High School:
Sartell HS

Position:
Backstroke/IM


2013-14 Freshman Season: Competed in the 200 back, 100 back and 50 free at the 2014 B1G Championships, racing a new personal best in the 50 free with a time of 23.83 (2/19-2/22) • Placed 4th in the 100 breast during the 2014 Minnesota Challenge (2/7-2/8) • Competed against NC State in the 200 back and 100 back (1/24-1/25) • At the 2013 Jean Freeman Invite, Bloom competed in the 200 free placing 12th, the 100 free, 100 fly, 50 free (12/6-12/7) • Raced the 200 IM, 100 back and 100 fly at the 2013 Minnesota Grand Prix (11/14-11/16) • Against North Dakota, Bloom competed in the 200 IM and 100 back (11/9) • During the dual against Iowa, Bloom competed in the 100 back with a time of 59.76 (11/1) • Vs. Wisconsin, Bloom competed in the 100 back and 200 back (10/18-10/19) • Raced in the 100 back against Michigan with a time of 59.44 (10/11) • During her first collegiate meet, Bloom raced the 200 IM and 100 back against Arizona State (10/5).

High School: Graduate of Sartell High School (2013) • swam in the Central Lakes high school conference under instruction of Dave Olson • All-Conference from 2007-2012 • All-State from 2008-2012 • All-American in 2009, 2011, 2012 • was named an Academic All-American for USA swimming from 2009-2012 • Academic All-American for the NISCA her senior year • was high school Valedictorian • AP scholar • finalist for the National Merit Quarter • member of the USA club for five years • entering her freshman year with times of 55.88 in the 100 back, 2:03.86 in the IM, 51.50 in the 100 free, and 2:03.00 in the 200 back.

Personal: Born March 17, 1995 • daughter of Karla Myhra-Bloom and Geoff Bloom • has one older brother, Ryan • Mom ran track and field for the University of Minnesota-Morris in 1982 • lists her most memorable sports moments as when her high school team was Class A State Champions in 2009 and 2011 • plans to major in physics and chemistry • has played the piano for nine years.

Bloom's Top Times:

Year - Event - Time

2013 - 50 Free - 23.83


2013 - 100 Back - 59.76


2013 - 200 IM - 2:10.54