Ellen Bloom  
Ellen  Bloom

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Sartell, Minn.

High School:
Sartell HS

Event:
Backstroke/IM


11/22/2014

Day2 Gran Prix

Swimming

Photo Gallery

2014-15 Sophomore Season: Letter winnerAt the 2015 B1G Championships, Bloom competed in the 100 back, 100 fly and 200 IM (2/19-2/20) • Finished first in the 100 free during the Minnesota Challenge (2/7) • During the dual at NC State, Bloom placed 5th in the 100 free and 7th in both the 50 back and 200 IM (1/23-1/24) • Bloom finished 5th in the 100 back against Hawaii (1/7) • At the 2014 Jean K. Freeman Invite she finished 6th in the 50 free, 10th in the 100 free, 12th in the 500 free and 18th in the 100 fly (12/5-12/6) • Competed in the 200 IM, 50 free and 100 fly at the 2014 Arena Grand Prix at Minneapolis (11/20-11/22) • Took 5th in the 50 back and 7th in the 100 back vs. Florida (11/8) • Bloom placed 4th in the 400 IM and 8th in the 100 fly during the Gophers meet against Iowa (10/31) • Placed third in the 100 fly vs. North Dakota (10/24) • Finished 6th in the 100 back against Wisconsin (10/17).

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
50 free -- 23.79 -- 2014
100 back -- 59.76 -- 2013
200 IM -- 2:10.54 -- 2013